Hey all… for today’s discussion topic, it seems that Rainbow Con is almost upom us.
Did you know that this will be QSF’s (and my) first Con? I am so excited. The swag is ordered, the plans are made, so I thought I’d share with you what we’re doing for this event.
First off, here’s the RC schedule page.
QSF GATHERING THURSDAY
On the first day, there will be a QSF gathering in the Captiva Room at the hotel from 4-6. This will be a chance to just hang out – we’ll have some snacks and drinks so you can get a pick-me-up at the end of the first day. We tried to pick a time with no spec-fic panels, and spread it over two hours, so if there is a panel you are dying to see during that time, you can still do both. Come hang out with us!
QSF DINNER THURSDAY
After the gathering, anyone who wants to go will head over to Panera for dinner – it’s just two blocks south of the hotel at the corner of South West Shore Blvd and Highway 60 – 112 Westshore Plaza, Tampa, FL, 33609. Again, it will be a casual gathering where we can get to know each other better. Panera has counter ordering, so there’s no need to worry about splitting a check. If you miss the group exodus, just walk down West Shore Blvd and meet us there.
LAUNCHING THE FIRST QSF BOOK
We’ll have some copies of Discovery: The QSF Second Annual Flash Fiction Contest anthology available at the con, and the paperback and eBook will be available for sale via Amazon, ARe, Smashwords, and Mischief Quarterly Books. Very excited about this!
There are QSF authors all over the panels. I have eight, and Angel has a bunch too. I’ll also be doing a reading at 4 PM Friday. Check the schedule link above for panel info.
We have a table in the main vendor room, and Angel’s table is right next to ours. A number of QSF authors have stepped up and graciously agreed to watch the table, and a number of these will be doing signings there too. I still have a couple spots free, and anyone from the group is welcome to sit in and help out. :) We’ll also be giving away a number of books signed by QSF members throughout the Con.
I’m sure there’s more I’m forgetting – as Angel says, we have Con Brain. But I’m really excited about this, and can’t wait to meet y’all.
What are you doing to prepare?