Readercon Is Coming

My favorite SF convention, Readercon, starts three weeks from tonight. It’s a wonderful little con that focuses on the written work. So it’s full of books, and people talking about books, and people reading books, and of course, the people who write the books.

This year, I’m looking forward to it even more than usual, since I’ve actually read and enjoyed the works of one of the Guests of Honor: James Patrick Kelly. So now I guess I have an excuse to revisit my favorites by him.

The other GoH, Jonathan Lethem, I’ve only heard of. To be honest, I have the impression that his writing leans more toward the literary side, if you know what I mean. Now that I’ve got a couple of his books on the stack, we’ll see if reading them changes that impression.

Who am I kidding? I don’t want read even more books, just to go to a con. I want to go to the Kirk Poland Memorial Bad Prose Competition, where the audience has to guess whose pastiche of bad prose is the best. Um, I mean, worst. I mean, you have to be there to believe it.

Maybe I’ll see you there!