This coming weekend is one of my favorite each winter because it's time for the fantastic little convention called ConFusion. It takes place in Detroit Michigan and for as long as I've been going (this is my fourth year) they've managed to have an incredible selection of guests authors. This year they've got people like Joe Abercrombie, Steven Erikson, Karen Lord, and Monte Cook.
ConFusion has also developed into a bit of an "author vacation" convention where many of us go to just hang out with our friends. I plan on seeing Peter V. Brett, Myke Cole, Sam Sykes, Wesley Chu, Howard Tayler, Robert Jackson Bennett, Kameron Hurley, Delilah Dawson, and many, many more.
If you're in the Detroit area this weekend you can catch us at the Dearborn Doubletree. Find more info on their website here. I'll be hanging out and chatting with fans, and I'll have books and novellas to sell and sign at the mass autograph session. My panel schedule is as follows:
Friday 6pm: What We're Reading Now
Writers are almost always avid readers, and being in the business sometimes allows more insight into new and exciting authors, series, or just ideas that different people are playing with. If you’ve looked around and wondered what’s good that’s out now and in the near future, this panel may give you a new slew of books to track down.
Saturday 12pm: Fantasy Authors Interview
Jackie M. interviews Peter Orullian, Brian McClellan, and Wesley Chu
Saturday 3pm: Mass Autograph Session
Saturday 6pm: What Should I Read Next?
Suggestions of what to read next, based on what you just read and loved
Saturday 8pm: Building the Next Great Epic
What does it take to plan, write, and sell an epic series?