Yup, it’s that time again…Can-Con 2014! Downtown Ottawa Sheraton, starting Friday night and going all weekend. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and I’m on a number of panels. Come watch me fumble answers! I’ll stare out into space à la Cindy Brady on the pseudo-Reach-for-the-Top episode!

It’ll be totally great. I can’t promise to wear a mint-green frock, or to rock that totally wonderful hairstyle (ever wonder where Lucas got his ideas about hair fashion? Look no further than the Brady Bunch!), but I will show up and I won’t be drunk.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, October 3 (like, today), at 7:00, Guest reading from Hieroglyph, a new and clearly wonderful collection of optimistic science fiction short stories. I’m thrilled to be reading part of Karl Schoeder‘s “Degrees of Freedom”.

Saturday, October 4

10:00 — Reading (after Matthew Johnson rips up the table) from Deadroads and from something newer…

1:00 — Panel, “Taking the Next Step in Your Creative Career”. I’ll be the “what not to do” poster child.

2:00 — Panel, “Speculating Specters: The History and Evolution of the Ghost Story”

Sunday, October 5

1:00 — Panel, “Epic Fantasies: the Perspective of Knowledgeable Readers”

So, no pressure. But come and have fun. It’s going to be a great weekend.