Quick recap of yesterday's Keycon events before I head off for the Saturday programming:
The afternoon was Kelley's book signing in Polo Park's giant McNally Robinson. Slow but steady stream of people (mostly teenage girls enthusiastic about the Darkest Powers trilogy), and incredibly friendly and helpful staff. A good time was had by all.
Then time for a quick bite to eat before Keycon's opening ceremonies, followed by cake and ice cream. Only... no cake. It was sad. They promised us cake! The kids were pretty excited to have the ice cream, though, and even more excited to have an excuse to dress up as Batman and Batgirl.
After everyone had filled themselves with ice cream, it was time for my first panel, about the legitimacy of genre fiction and how it relates to the real world with Katherine Kurtz
. When we got there, however, we'd been locked out of the room. So there was about half a dozen of us standing there, looking at each other blankly, trying to figure out what to do next. We ended up hunting down the incomparable LeAmber, programming goddess and the woman you want if you need something done. She came right down with the key, and we settled ourselves in to get started.
Next was a panel about writing sex and death, with Katherine, Kelley (Armstrong)
, Tamara Sheehan
, and erotica author Viola. Very fun panel, lots of giggling. And invisible hand puppets.
After that, I went home. Hey, today's schedule is extremely full, so I figured a bit of sleep might be in my best interest (and in the best interest of anyone who has to deal with me). More report later!