If you’ll be attending World Fantasy Convention 2016 this coming week in Columbus, OH, and are interested in catching up with me, here are my two scheduled turns on programming:
Thursday, 27 October
“When to Stop”
5pm – Union AB
Some series seem to go on forever. At what point must there really be an ending? Trilogies seem to be a default, but urban fantasy series (e.g., Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake novels) seem to just go on and on. Is the long series simply a factor of market forces or is there a storytelling imperative behind it? With declining shelf space and ever more demands for the attention of readers, are the long-form series becoming less desirable?
— Sarah Avery, J.L. Doty, Summer Hanford, Mark Van Name (m), David Mack
Saturday, 29 October
Author Reading: David Mack
4pm – Union C
My current plan is to read a brief excerpt from The Midnight Front, my upcoming original contemporary fantasy/secret history novel being published by Tor Books in early 2018.
Beyond these two bits of business, I can be counted on toe haunt the hotel bar, and I suspect I’ll make the rounds of the industry parties on Friday and Saturday nights.
If you’re at the con and I’m in a public space (and not using my earbuds), feel free to come say “hello”!