I'm heading out to Tucson at the end of the week for a con my friend is running called RinCon. It sounds very similar to the laid back gaming cons I cut my geek teeth on when I was a teenager, and I'm really looking forward to it. I plan to play in as many games as I can during the weekend, and if you're planning to come to the con, you'll probably find me in open gaming playing Revolution!, Dominion, Pandemic, Munchkin, or hopping among whatever demos are available. I'm also bringing a chapter from Memories of the Future Volume One, and one from The Happiest Days of Our Lives for a reading, and there will definitely be a Rock Band party. The whole schedule will be at the con.
I went to lunch with Anne today, ordered my food, and then, while waiting for it, realized how much stuff I have to do between now and when we leave for the con. I felt so overwhelmed, I totally lost my appetite. I kind of wish we'd been dining at this place I just made up called The Science Fiction Cliché Café, where I could have ordered a device to give me more hours in each day, as well as some clones of myself to do a bunch of work for me. Sadly, we were eating at one of my favorite Indian restaurants, and I couldn't even enjoy my masala (hopefully my stomach will be settled down and I can have it for dinner tonight. Um. I've just overshared, haven't I?)
Anyway, in an effort to get this stuff under control and not feel so completely stressed out and overwhelmed: I had planned to release Memories of the Future Volume One on Tuesday, but I forgot that I'm working a voice job all day, so I'm going to delay the release until I get back from the con. I'm sure this sounds a little silly, but I've worked on this book for so long, and I've worked so hard to get it exactly how I want it, that I want to be able to participate in its release, probably with some kind of liveblog or something. Since I can't do that while working as a voice actor all day, I'm going to make everyone wait for an extra week. I'm real sorry about that, and if you're waiting for the release, I hope you understand.
Let's end on a happier note, from the not-stressful-but-actually-awesome department: it feels like Autumn today. The air is cool, the sun (when it's not behind the scattered puffy white clouds) is warm, and there's just a tiny bit of a breeze, stirring the leaves that will soon be falling from the trees in my neighborhood. Autumn is my favorite time of year, and though I know Summer isn't going to completely relax its 100 degree grip on Southern California for at least another couple of weeks, the preview we've gotten today has been wonderful.