The first convention I attended as a pro was Balticon in 1989. Elizabeth Moon was told she'd be winning the Compton Crook Award. I got the OK from Scott Meredith to attend and celebrate, hopped on Amtrak, and arrived in Baltimore on a very rainy Friday night. I got added at the very last minute to a couple panels; Groo was discussed on one of them. Elizabeth and I had breakfast on the Sunday, and I got the steak and eggs.
We've gone on to represent many other Compton Crook winners and nominees, and it's always nice to return to Balticon, which I've now gotten to do for several consecutive years. This year, the convention returns to the Inner Harbor for the first time in a while. Wegmans, no. Light Street Pavilion, Yes.
Here's my known schedule:
Friday 9pm - Pride of Baltimore room
Tales from the Slush Pile
co-panelists include Mur Lafferty and "Space & Time" publisher Hildy Silverman
Friday 10pm - Parlor 9029
Why Ant Man and the first Thor Movie Are Good
Saturday 5pm - Parlor 9059
The Fine Art of Rejection
Sunday 9am -Guilford
Coming to the Negotiation Table
Sunday 5pm - Guilford
So You Want to be an Agent
& the program is also available using "Balticon50" on the Grenadine Event Guide app.
Other JABberwocky clients attending include:
John Hemry/Jack Campbell
Jody Lynn Nye
And of course you'll find me around the Dealer's Room, the bar, maybe in the Games Room. Games are good.
I'll hope to see lots of you there.
And if you're interested in querying me, Guidelines!
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