TL;DR summary: I’m going to Pittsburgh this week! Lots of amazing authors will be in Pittsburgh! You can meet them for free & get autographs!
Why Pittsburgh? So glad you asked. It’s the Nebula Awards Conference Weekend, a traveling event held annually by The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (aka SFWA)
There will be loads of professional development panels for authors and the big Nebula Awards Ceremony, but the reason I’m sharing is that the event also has a super cool tradition called the Mass Autographing.
Open to the public. Here be all the official bits: https://nebulas.sfwa.org/autographing-event-sunday-may-20/
Basically if you’re within a distance of Pittsburgh where you can be at the Pittsburgh City Cetner Marriott Sunday May 20, 1-3, and you’re interested in excellent science fiction & fantasy books, you really should come to this event!
You can meet loads of authors–Nebula Award nominated, and Nebula Award WINNING authors–they’ll be there, and they’ll all have books available for purchase too.
Also there will be me. With my books. Not nominated books, and I’m not a SFWA member (not yet! SOMEDAY!) but I will be at the conference absorbing knowledge and maybe helping out if I can.
And so I will also have my excellent books for sale at the event Book Depot. In case anyone wants them.
What about next year? Will I go to the SFWA conference then? Maybe. Depends on where it’s held, and even more it depends on whether I make enough sales to become a member. I’m not sure how long I can justify attending when I’m still not making enough sales to qualify as a member. Maybe forever? Maybe not. I get more self-conscious and nervous about it every year.
But that’s next year, and I’m not sure what next year will bring. For sure it will be an adventure.
This year? PITTSBURGH, HERE I COME!