Balticon remains one of my favorite conventions, but this one will be particularly special, because I’ve been nominated for the Compton Crook Award! It’s a huge honor to be nominated for this award, and a real coup for me after all my years in DC, with Baltimore as the most active SF fan community within striking distance. I’ll be on the edge of my seat until they announce the winners. Come on out and celebrate with me (if I win) or console me (if I lose). Either way, I’ll be drunk, happy and telling you how much I love you.