Sorry for no posts all weekend - it was Birka, which translates as super-busy! But I had a blast as always, even if I had more to do than usual.
Friday, I got out of work at noon to go and help set up. This year, I was assistant merchantocrat (because next year I get to be in charge of merchants - yay!) and so I spent the weekend working closely with Baron Bil, learning the ropes. It was so weird not to be setting up my own merchant stand - I think this is the first year in nearly 6 that Longstrider Trading didn't merchant. *sigh* Ah well. I need to start working on product again - Dereca and I are talking about doing an Etsy store.
But I did get to meet a bunch of folks - including the very talented Resa Nelson
, who was selling her first novel The Dragonslayer's Sword
(which just happens to be a 2009 Eppie finalist!). I managed to snag a copy, which I will be reading and reviewing here in the next few weeks, so stay tuned! (It looks awesome, btw) She and I also discussed possibly touring together once Seasons
comes out (what do you think, ivy_librarian
, can you give us a spot?), since she's a NE author too!
SOOOO, if any of you New England folks have a venue you'd like us to consider, why don't you list it in the comments, and I'll see what I can do!
There was a ship's meeting, too - I'll list stuff for that later, as well as the Court report from Baronial court (I spent Royal Court in the hot tub - hey, my feet hurt!).
Sunday, I woke up with a migraine (hotel was way dry and I'd forgotten my humidifier), so I slept the day away. Today has been super busy as well at work - this is my first chance to post!
Posting will be slightly sporadic for the next few weeks - this week because I'm trying to finish up the galleys for Seasons
and next week because I'll be in MEXICO! So have fun and behave - I'll post when I can.