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Convention Crunch Time
We're coming back around to another Worldcon, this time taking place in San Jose, CA. And, of course I am running all over trying to get last minute graphics printed and waiting on boxes of books to arrive for inspection. Preparing for big conventions is a lesson in chaos. There is so much to to consider logistics wise. How big is the space? What are you bringing? What equipment or accessories do you need? Pricing, placement, staging, etc. It's like having fun in a whirlwind of hell. You know you're in the sunken place, yet there is a sense of elation.
Past Worldcon's you would have found me at a booth with multiple authors. Back then, I had three, maybe four books out. Another author came to me and advised I consider not teaming up again. It made sense. Instead of trying to promote six authors works with each having four plus titles, I can focus on a little under half with my own. So, I'm taking his advice and this time I am going solo with nine (9) titles.
Also bringing the new Boundary Shock Sci-Fi Quarterly which has one of my shorts within its pages.
The year started off strong with the release of my new series, Curve of Humanity. A six book mega story that dives into the human condition in the face of aliens crash landing. My goal was to have books 1-4 at Worldcon76. Life decided to stick its foot out and trip me. But, I was not too derailed. Books 1-3 are now available and I will have them at the show.
Needless to say, I am excited, overwhelmed, and totally ready to take on the big dogs. I hope to see some of you there. Come find me and say hello.
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Maquel A. Jacob
Lover of the Arts, a foodie and down for a wine tasting tour year round.