Gail Is Away at WorldCon in Kansas City

My darling Gentle Reader, as this post drops I am winging my way across the continent with a brief lay-over in parts unknown to meet with old college chums.

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Here is my final schedule for Kansas City WorldCon…

Gail Carriger @ MidAmeriCon II: Aug. 17~21
Kansas City Convention Center

Friday 19th
2~3 The Steampunk Explosion (KCCC #2209)
6~7 Families and Friends in Steampunk (KCCC #2503B)

Saturday 20th
12 Signing (KCCC autographing area)
5~6 How to Handle Rejection (KCCC #3501D)

Sunday 21st
11~12 Zen Scavenger Hunt (KCCC #2503B)
12~1 Kaffeeklatch

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For those of you who’ve never come to meet me before I always bring free swag to my kaffeeklatch.

I know it doesn’t look packed, but I fill in the rest helping out at the Locus table, chatting with friends in the Dealers Room, taking business meals, and then hanging out in the author bar (whichever one that is). You can find me and say hi at any one of those locations, except the business meals, of course. If you see an author eating… leave the poor beastie alone. We are skittish and easily scared off by people approaching us when our mouths are full.

Indecently, some good advice on social drinking.

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{Gail’s monthly read along for August is Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce.}



Marine Biology

A short tale of seduction, selkies, and sushi.

Alex is a werewolf with problems – he’s unexpectedly alive, he’s quite definitely gay, and he’s been ordered into a partnership with one very flirty merman.


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1930s Margaret Tarrant (English Illustrator, 1888-1959)

1930s Margaret Tarrant (English Illustrator, 1888-1959)

Your Infusion of Cute . . .


OMG. Cutest thing ever.

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Octopus Takes Leisurely Stroll on Washington State Beach

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

Where Romance Has the Advantage, Hands Down

Book News:

Curiosity Killed the Bookworm: Q&A with Gail Carriger

Quote of the Day:

“I was so anxious to do what is right that I forgot to do what is right.”

~ Jane Austen

Questions about Gail’s steampunk world? There’s a wiki for that!


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2 Responses

  1. Amber Wrigh said:

    Thursday from 2-6 you should consider visiting the table for Mid-Continent Public Library. I can promise there will be two fans working at the time!!

  2. Jim Phillips said:

    My Dear Miss Carriger,

    As a child of the Great Plains (okay, Overland Park, a suburb on the Kansas side of the river), I must recommend you try the barbecue of Kansas City. Gates is the most famous, but it’s really hard to go wrong anywhere. And Kansas City barbecue, like Kansas City jazz, is not the same as that found in New Orleans, Dallas, or Nashville. Do give it a go.

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