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Big surprise! The people working for Balticon 50 wrote me last year saying they intended to try something no con has ever done, which is bring back all living previous Guests of Honor, expenses paid. This was a formidable fundraising task, and it seems they have done it! Lee and I were told there will be two airline tickets for us, and a hotel room for the duration!

It has been a long time since I’ve been to a convention. We have not flown since 9/11, and are not looking forward to that. But it will be great to see fandom again, and connect with some of my readers. In addition, my old friend George RR Martin will be this year’s Guest of Honor, and I hope to talk to him again, if I can make my way through the throngs of screaming GAME OF THRONES fans (of which I count myself as one).

The con will be held May 27-30. There will be the usual events, including autograph sessions. It has been a long time since I have had a book signing, so if any of you have things you would like signed, now is your chance. I hope to see many of you there.

Vancouver, WA
April 9, 2016