Though I’ve lived nearby for years, this year was the first time I went to Vericon. The sun was out! I didn’t want to sit down and edit! Friend was there! So what if I hadn’t read anything by most of the authors there? I was nearly done with Seth Dickinson’s novel! Good enough.
That ends up not mattering much, because authors are delightful, funny, excited people, and everyone is very nice.
I tried to come up with accolades for everyone on the panels I saw, but I’m not that prolific. Instead, the two notables:
Author who made me laugh the hardest: Seth Dickinson (lord, I’ll never think of vegetable oil the same way again. Or writer’s block.)
Author whose history class I most want to take: Ada Palmer (she made me deeply interested in medieval scholars debating the degree of divine inspiration involved in texts! That’s a trick.)
Next year I’ll have to go for a full day, gosh.