Isn’t That Amazing.

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For over ten years the corporation that ran Dragon Con claimed that there was no way that they could detangle themselves from pedophile/co–founder Ed Kramer. Then noted author Nancy Collins started a boycott of the convention. Kaja and I signed on, as did a growing number of high profile media guests. Less than six months later– hey presto! Dragon Con has sundered its relationship with Ed Kramer. Yay! A noted segment of my particular sub–culture has done a good thing. For anybody who actually cares about my opinion, I think that this is the best outcome that we could expect from something like this, and we personally will be looking into attending DragonCon in the future (This year, we’re booked for Worldcon. Check it out. sci fi. {http://www.lonestarcon3.org/}) Please show your appreciation of Nancy Collins by buying one of her fine books (if she was a baker, I say buy one of her pies, but she’s an author) I recommend Left Hand Magic (http://www.amazon.com/Left-Hand-Magic-Novel-Golgotham/dp/0451464303/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y)

At the moment we are gearing up for not one, but two trips. This weekend, we’ll be in Bellingham, Washington, for the Bellingham Steampunk Festival. Kaja and I will be there, doing a reading from the third Girl Genius novel (Agatha H and the scandalously Misplaced Gear {working title}), and swanking about soaking up the Steampunk goodness.

Of course immediately after, we will be hauling half our possessions and all of our staff to The San Diego Comic Con. (I won’t bother to post a link, because if you don’t have a ticket by now, you ain’t getting in.) We will be in our usual booth, # 1331 in the Webcomics Domain, and if we are very lucky, we will actually have copies of Girl Genius # 12. Normally this would be a sure thing, but the printer is telling us “Well…it’s possible that we might have overbooked the presses and it did get in a bit late and everybody here is worried about that durn comet…” Traditionally, this is ‘printer–speak’ which can be eliminated by hitting them in the mouth with a sack of extra money, but we tried that, so this might be an honest problem involving forth–dimensional constraints. Crap. We shall see.