Wiscon 2011

And…here’s a post from J. Kathleen Cheney that I found interesting. The topic? Releasing your submission into the wild. Because you can keep something too long.


This would probably be a good day for me to talk about my Wiscon schedule. As usual, Catherine will be taking the Wiscon journey with two of her best buds Dan and Lisa, and we’ll arrive early Friday afternoon. We *tried* to get a Governor’s Club room, with the help of Mary Robinette Kowal, but it was only a double, and I am too old to sleep on the floor, so better luck next year, I guess. Still, I hope to hang out with and talk to some author friends, even if I can’t try Sarah Prineas’ famous chocolatini from the Governor’s Club.

Ahem. So here’s where I’ll be on the official program.

5 Writers, 5 Girls, 5 Worlds: Wiscon did find me a place to read. I’ll be reading at Michelangelo’s, and given the theme of YA and a female heroine, I’ll be reading a bit of the first Abigail Rath book that I started some time ago. Oh yeah. The time. Friday at 4-5:15 pm.

Being a Resilient Writer. Monday 10-11:15 am. This is a panel about setbacks and how writers overcome them. I’ll be talking a lot about finding the time to write, as well as some of the things I talked about recently in the advice I would give to my younger self.

The Sign-Out Monday 11:30-12:45. I will happily sign any of my work, including material you might bring in from the Internet.


I already intend to see Lisa Cohen at the dessert salon. I promise Lynne Thomas to actually chat. Julia Rios, my friends and I are at your disposal all convention long. Shveta Thakrar, I will be at your reading on Sunday, which means I’ll see Shira Lipkin as well. Rachel Swirsky, I will try to catch you at the FogCon Party.

These are things I am likely to do for sure:
Rabid Transit Karaoke (Catherine is a fool for karaoke)
Fairyland Party (Catherine is a fool for a fairy themed party)
Fogcon Party (to which, some day, Catherine hopes to go)
Star Songs from Four Primates
Space Faeries from Beyond
For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Shapeshifting, Teleporting and Conjuring
Blood and Chocolate

Mostly, I want to see people, catch up, and enjoy the convention. How am I ever going to find time to write for two hours each day?

Do let me know if you’ll be there. Please.


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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