12
March

SOC Pens and Lunacon Schedule

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I’ve been cleaning up in the gifts depart­ment over the last few months. To date, fans have given me a care package of Pocky, SOC uni­form patches, a Christmas wreath based on the C4U (Umbra Coven) logo, a cro­cheted kitteh, a T-shirt, chal­lenge coins, and enough free booze and meals that the term “starving” writer hardly applies anymore.

But I wanted to call spe­cial atten­tion to this one, a set of SOC pens.

It’s kind of hard to show the whole thing …

What I love about this is that it’s a nod to the fact that CONTROL POINT is a book about bureau­cracy as much as it’s about action. While the SOC oper­a­tors are the ones kicking down your door, the folks who make the life or death deci­sions about your future when you come up Latent are Wash­ington bureau­crats. Who knows? Maybe they’d use pens just like these to write in the mar­gins of their power point slides before the next budget briefing.

I also want to let folks know my schedule for Lunacon this weekend. Lunacon was my first con ever, and my main­stay as a kid, so it is spe­cial for me to finally attend as a pro and a speaker. I’ll be pan­elling, reading and auto­graphing this weekend, and I hope you’ll come on out and say hi.

• Future Fan­tasy (Panel), Fri 20:00 — 21:00, Elijah Budd

• Reading: Myke Cole (Reading) (M), Fri 21:00 — 21:30, Bartell

• Auto­graphing: Cole, Lang, Lequidre (Auto­graphing), Sat 16:00 — 17:00, Westch­ester Assembly

• Mil­i­tary SF and the Veteran’s Expe­ri­ence (Panel) (M), Sat 17:00 — 18:00, Westch­ester Ball­room A3

 

  • http://twitter.com/SheckyX Shecky X

    Dammit. We’re dri­ving right past on our way to Brockton, MA; every year, we go up there for a big charity event that the local animal shelter system puts on, and we help (a long­time friend is very active with them). We’ll wave as we pass. :/

  • http://twitter.com/SheckyX Shecky X

    Dammit. We’re dri­ving right past on our way to Brockton, MA; every year, we go up there for a big charity event that the local animal shelter system puts on, and we help (a long­time friend is very active with them). We’ll wave as we pass. :/