I've been offline for a day or so because I was travelling to the US. I'm now in Reno for Renovation, the 2011 World Science Fiction and Fantasy convention, where I plan on catching up with as many fellow WOT fans as possible. It runs from 17th to 21st August
I'll be speaking on two panels here:
Fri 14:00 - 15:00, Designing Believable Planets (Panel), A10 (RSCC)
A worldbuilding panel on world-creation. Can planets only form along with stars? Are there planet types other than terrestrial and gas giants?
Sun 13:00 - 14:00, Twenty Years of the Wheel of Time (Panel), A01+6 (RSCC)
The Wheel of Time series is perhaps the most influential epic fantasy after Tolkien. The panel looks back at the series and its importance to the genre.Ten days later I shall be at DragonCon 2011 in Atlanta from 2nd to 5th September. I'll be on various panels on the WOT track there including blogging, WOT technology, the Ogier, the Black Tower, Perrin, and costuming.
I've brought two costumes with me: an Illianer one and a more generic WOT one.
I'll be posting regular reports on my activities at both Cons here, and I'll continue the read-through when I return home.
Really looking forward to catching up with my WOT friends and meeting new ones!