I had a great time at ReaderCon this past weekend.
I saw many BCS authors, including Matthew Kressel, Mike Allen, Marko Kloos, Rajan Khanna, Margaret Ronald, and Michael J. DeLuca. I also met several BCS authors for the first time, including Ann Chatham and Seth Dickinson.
I chatted with a bunch of other editors, including Matt Kressel, Mike Allen, and Sean Wallace, which I always enjoy. One of my favorite editors to chat with, Neil Clarke, had a heart attack at the con, which was a big shock, but he was recovering well at a hospital right down the street; excellent news.
The Saturday panel I moderated on Genre Magazines in the 21st Century featured some great discussion about interesting aspects of current magazines, and my solo reading on Sunday included excerpts from four upcoming BCS stories, such as “Ratcatcher” by Garth Upshaw that will be in Issue #100 next week, and the new Lord Yamada story by Richard Parks that will be in our Fourth Anniversary Double-Issue in October. I passed out a bunch of flyers with the Issue #100 artwork by Raphael Lacoste and postcards for the new Ceaseless Steam anthology.
And I met many readers and writers, who had great praise for the new website and the recent milestones of our 200th story and 100th issue. Thanks very much to all of you.