What a weekend it has been. Kaja and I co–worked both Norwescon, our local science–fiction convention, and SakuraCon, our local enormous amine convention. Two booths, two teams of assistants, two different schedules, one car.
Our most grateful thanks to Carol Monahan, Alice Bentley, Ellen Beeman and everybody else, who worked hard so that we did have to.
Certainly the most delightful news from the weekend is that we are once again nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story! Girl Genius Volume 13; Agatha Heterodyne and the Sleeping City. Awards are never a sure thing, of course, but as I’ve said before, the Hugos are one of those rare awards where just being nominated is a good thing. Personally, we couldn’t have asked for better timing, as this news comes out while we were running a Kickstarter for this very volume! (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/girlgenius/girl-genius-volume-13-agatha-heterodyne-and-the-sl) Now you have even more cause to order this fine book, especially if you are one of those exceptional people who enjoy collecting the limited hardcovers.
It was actually kind of odd, doing two cons at the same time. It felt like I was at one gigantic con that had two different dealer’s rooms. Sure, one part of the con was populated with young, energetic people in weird costumes, but the other part had weird costumes too. Everyone was friendly, and happy to be there, and surprisingly pleased to see us.