Forgive me if I'm being a tad redundant here, but I still find it odd that, until very recently, I didn't even realize that my work fits into the Steampunk genre. I was made aware of this by my daughter, Emily, who wrote the Steampunk adventure novel, Clockwork Twist. So, even though I've been an avid fan of Steampunk all along, but I didn't see this coming. What a cool surprise!
Another sweet surprise for me was that my panel, "Classic Victorian Poetry Today: The Awakening of Steampunk," went very well. Those in attendance seemed to enjoy what turned out to be an open symposium, and their smart questions and articulate comments helped to guide me through it. Thus, I am very happy about how it all turned out.
With one more day at the convention to go, I have less than half of my books still on hand to sell, and not a single business card left to share. I count this as no small measure of success, especially since the author's tables are in an area well away from the vendor's room. That the panels are held close to our tables is a huge help, though.
My anticipation of "Tomorrow," it turns out, was not something to be dreaded after all. I am truly enjoying interacting with these Steampunk fans, most of whom are lovers of the written word. That so many have demonstrated their appreciation of my work is way beyond gratifying. So, come as you will, "Tomorrow." Let's have a bit more fun!