There have been a couple changes to my BayCon programming schedule. A couple of queer-interest items were added and one that I wanted to support conflicted with a panel I'd been scheduled for but didn't feel as strongly about. Remember: you can make an author (or simply a fellow human being) happy by coming up and talking to me. Conventions are a weird mix of enjoying the socializing but also constantly being at the balance between "I must make the effort to reach out to people" and "who would want to talk to me anyway." It really helps to have people be glad to see me.
On another note, it's been really gratifying to see the Spectrum Award news go rippling through online fandom. I got my name in a Locus Online news item! Why that's practically as good as getting your picture on the cover of Rolling Stone! And feeling lots of love from the community at File770 and other places. Tangible things: they really do help. I'm tryin to store some of this away for the next time that I get the book blues.