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Who’s coming to Nineworlds and/or Worldcon?

I’ll be around at both on evenings and weekends. Don’t have enough annual leave to do all the weekday stuff.

Identity clash is going to rear its head. I’m pretty clear that Nineworlds is primarily fanspace and I’ll be there as pennypaperbrain. Worldcon, though… there’s RL friends and publishing acquaintances on the programme and I’m quite sure there will be other people wandering around who only know me as my professional self.

My policy these days is basically don’t promote and don’t deny. If anyone finds a newly-discovered aspect of my life surprising, well, that’s educational for them. Still, exciting variations on the following questions may arise from different directions (or if I’m lucky they could all happen at once in a group conversation):

You write fanfiction?!

You’re a pervert?!

Bipolar? You? Are you sure?!

You write fanfiction about perverts/mentalists?!

You write [written-for-hire stuff]?!

You edit [day job stuff]?!
You (used to) work for who?!

You self-published a novel about S&M?!

Or any combination of the above. Should this occur, I’ll be trying for a philosophical approach along the lines of ‘Why yes I am complex and interesting; surely you are too?’ I'm sure I won't be the only person present trying to maintain a balance of this kind.

(50 Shades, tho. I hate the thing, but there is a weird upside to it for me: as of its impact on the publishing industry, I challenge anyone in the trade to look me in the eye and tell me SM is anything other than a valid cultural topic.)

Date: 2014-06-27 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hooray for your last paragraph! Then, kudos for the preceding ones.

Date: 2014-06-27 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am also sure you won't be the only person juggling identities. I'm still fucked off at having to basically leave my fandom identity behind, but I took that decision last year and now I'm living with it. Stroppily, apparently.

You know where I'll be at Nine Worlds. Apparently I will be running the transformative works tent at Loncon3 for quite a lot of that con as well. Drop by and say hi?

Date: 2014-06-28 08:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OK, I deduce from this that you will be exhausted. I recall you saying you just wanted to sit in the tent and chill for a few days. I'll definitely be stopping by.

Date: 2014-06-28 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I will be chilling out a bit, but also running workshops, games, and a fic fest. Nothing I haven't done before (because I have zero time to prep), but still - a bit more intense than I was planning! I'm on some programme, too.

Date: 2014-06-27 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'll be at both for some of the time - I've booked for every day of each as I wanted maximum flexibility and the savings for not doing so were negligible, but I can't afford to stay on site and will be commuting from J's again.

Complex and interesting is surely a desirable state; it should never do to be boring.

Date: 2014-06-28 08:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Complex and interesting: good. There is also the eternal simple joy of 1) see the fluffy hair 2) fluff the fluffy hair.

Date: 2014-06-28 10:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm still pondering Nine Worlds; will probably decide over the next couple of days whether or not I go. If I do, I'd like to attend some of the academic stuff, which I'm sure will present similar, ah, challenges...

Hope you have a great time at both, anyway!

Date: 2014-06-28 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hope you can make it!

Date: 2014-06-29 09:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scribblemoose
I don't know if you remember her from Squeefest, but Zalia is going to both and running a couple of panels at 9-worlds. She showed me the programme the other day and it looks great.

Date: 2014-06-29 10:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm a bit rubbish with faces, but I will look out for her!

Date: 2014-07-11 12:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi! I'm most likely going to be at Nine Worlds :)

Date: 2014-07-11 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Look out for me, then. I'm podgy, red-haired, bespectacled and sneaking up on middle age.

Date: 2014-07-12 10:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, will do! :)


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