Yes! I’ve been at Wiscon — hanging out with folks I know, getting to know those folks better, and meeting new people I hope to see more of in the future.
My panels went well! I had fun answering questions and comments from the audience, and learned quite a bit from my fellow panelists, and managed to speak my ideas without (as far as I can tell) being obnoxious or too chatty.*
Later I attended a panel on SFWA and decided to share my opinions. Things seemed to be decently received by some and more enthusiastically by others. Now I have a few decisions to make on that front. I’m currently intrigued enough to consider trying to track down the possibility a copy of a decade-old contract with Speculon might yet exist somewhere… (That would be proof of my third qualifying sale.)
And why would I want to join now, after I’ve made it pretty darn clear I’d decided against it? Good question. I’ve a multi-hour drive e tomorrow during which I can think it through and decide if I’m wishful thinking or if there was actual interest in that room. Suffice it to say the SFWA panelists gave me just enough encouragement to think of possibilities and what part I might be willing to play.
I’ll share more about that later.
We Shall See.
*When I teach, I teach by myself, and thus had to remind myself the things are panels not solos. 🙂