I didn’t make it to Norwescon last year, so it was a treat to attend for its 40th anniversary. I really enjoyed the panel on Rhythm in Fiction, which was really informative, despite Carol Berg’s uncertainty of what would be discussed. It turned out well. Another favourite was Writing to Market, where we learned a log from librarian Marta Murvosh, as well as the other panellists.
My favourite event, though, was the Broad Universe Rapid Fire Readings on Saturday night. I got to share a few pages of my WiP, Griffin and the Spurious Correlations (and was sad to have to tell people it isn’t published yet!), but most importantly, I was honoured to have been asked to read from the work of the late Sue Bolich, who was a terrific writer, supporter and friend to many of us. I read the opening segment of “A Call to Reason,” a chapter in her collection of stories that take place in the Museum of the Arcane. This collection is called Out of the Vaults, and I really hope it comes available for purchase.
Special thanks to Andrea Howe, Sue’s editor, who said a few words about Sue and how much she meant to us.
I hope to be back to Norwescon next year, or the year following. It was a great pleasure to meet so many new folks, and of course to hang with my peeps.