The Frog, naturally, does not live in DC anymore. I live on 10 acres 50 miles away. But my parents lived in SW for more than 30 years on the top floor with a spectacular view. I lived in SW for about six years, owned a townhouse with Weatherdude on the waterfront in the same complex. Back when he was Major Weatherdude. So it's nice to go downtown to a "local" convention.
At any rate, the BIG NEWS is that the Friday autograph session is open to the public. Even bigger news is that Judy Tarr, aka dancinghorse is coming east and we're sharing a room at the hotel. She's looking into whether one of the horses will fit in a carrier under her seat. Or come as excess baggage. I'm not sure the Hilton will allow us to keep a Lipizzaner in our room, but I have a nice paddock with lots of grass here at Walkabout Farm.
And...I'm on the program. I'll be speaking on Saturday morning on the issues surrounding a decision to incorporate (or create some other form of entity) with Paolo Bacigalupi and hopefully with Wil McCarthy via Skype. I'll be talking to Paolo and Wil about their decision process and the costs. I can't discuss much in the way of tax issues, but my CPA self will be talking as a wise old business advisor, which is a whole different persona from my writerly persona. We'll take questions from the audience, too, but I'm not going to hold my breath that folks will be all that alert at 9:00AM on a Saturday morning.
Judy's on a panel with the Book View Cafe cabal on Saturday afternoon about putting a writer's backlist to work in ebook formats. Be sure to catch that as well.
Link to the program: http://www.sfwa.org/nebula-weekend/events-program/program/
The list of people autographing on Friday is AMAZING. I'll be flitting around talking to folks, never in one place for very long. Here's the list of names:
John Joseph Adams
J. Kathleen Cheney
Brenda W. Clough
Aliette de Bodard
Laura Anne Gilman
M.K. (Mary) Hobson
Mary Robinette Kowal
Geoffrey A. Landis
Eric James Stone
Michael J. Sullivan
WOW! I say, WOW!