Perhaps a little late to be mentioning this, but I'm going to be at Fantasycon 2012 in sunny Brighton (or, touch wood, at least not torrentially rainy Brighton) this weekend - in about, oh, thirty minutes to be exact. I'll be there in a work capacity, of course, because despite what some people will try and have you believe, writers and editors and publishers all getting drunk together at the seaside is most definitely work. But asides from all that professional networking, I have a couple of official things doing:
Firstly, and most exciting, there's the UK launch of Crown Thief at 4 PM on the Saturday. I'll be signing with other Angry Robot authors Adam Christopher, Mike Shevdon and Gav Thorpe, and since Crown Thief isn't actually out in this country until the 4th October, it will be an opportunity to pick up an advance copy. These will probably be worth more on e-bay in twenty years or something, so you'd be mad to miss the opportunity to pick up such a unique piece of Tallermanalia*.
Secondly, and most intimidating, I have my first solo reading at 11 AM on the Sunday morning. This, of course, is extremely early for something like that, so it's hard to say how coherent I'll be. I'm either going to read a new short story or an extract from Crown Thief, depending on who turns up and in what quantities they do it, so there's an exciting element of randomness there. I might even put it to a vote if there are enough people to formulate a properly democratic decision ... so why not come along and have a say?
* A word I may have just invented.