So about four weeks ago, I volunteered as the Lit Track head for Michigan’s wondrous con Penguicon, which was in a bit of dishabille. And unfortunately, it looks like I’m up against crushing deadlines and still have a tragic lack of entertaining panelists at this point. And I need to have all of my panels done by, oh, next Friday.
I need this year’s Lit Track to be excellent. It’ll be better next year, when I’ve got more lead time, but I definitely want to make it be notable this year.
So I’m putting out a call to the Internet: Are you a writer who’s going to be at Penguicon? Would you want to be on a panel? I’d consider it a personal favor if you would help me out here – as usual, there’s no compensation, just a reduced rate of $25 instead of $50 if you do three hours of panels. But you do get the fun of spouting off before interested crowds, and plugging your work with restrained abandon.
If you’re interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday morning with:
1) The times you can do panels;
2) What your areas of strength are (novels, workshops, YA, et cetera);
3) Any suggested panels. I’m open to all ideas.
If this works, I’ll have until Friday to get everything scheduled and in the books. I know it’s a rush. Yet looking at everything, though we’ve got enough people to make it a good convention literarywise, I’d like it to be approaching the fringes of awesome.
(If you have contacted me, there’s been some issues with my email – please try again, it should be fixed by now.)
Cross-posted from Ferrett's Real Blog.