I will be attending Athcon next year, but for this year it’s just not in the cards. There just wasn’t enough notice. It was really nice of them to offer me a place on the panels and a table to sell and sign my books, and I’m absolutely signed up for next year. But for this year there was just no feasible way to stock that table in enough time for the convention or prepare for the panels. I tried everything I could to make it work on such short notice, but at the end of the day I had to come to terms with the fact that as excited as I was to do my first panel and my first signing, going in half prepared would do more harm then good to everyone involved.
To anyone hoping to see me at Athcon, email me. I will coordinate a time to meet up with you this weekend. Promise.