So earlier in the year, I annouced my current con schedule. On that schedule, I mentioned that I’d be hitting Worldcon, just like I do every year…
But about a month ago, the folks from Penny Arcade contacted me and asked if I’d like to come out to PAX.
I said I would like to come, I’ve wanted to hit PAX for *years*, but PAX overlaps Worldcon, and I already had plans.
Then they clarified, they wanted me to come out to PAX and play some D&D.
I told them it was tempting, as I do love me some tabletop. But, y’know, Worldcon….
But wait, they said. This isn’t just *any* D&D. You’d be be playing with Mike, Jerry, and Scott. You’d be the fourth member of Acquisitions Incorporated.
“…” I said eloquently. “But… I should really….”
Then they mentioned that they’d be willing to donate some money to Worldbuilders if I came out.
And that, as they say, was that.
I contacted Worldcon as soon as I knew. I had them pull me from the website and made sure they didn’t put me on any programming. I also went back and edited the blog I wrote about my 2013 appearances, and removed the Con from my tour schedule page.
But I couldn’t make an announcement on the blog until Penny Arcade made the news public that I was going to be involved this year.
Which they just did.
And now this:
So the bad news is that I’m bowing out of Worldcon this year. I’m sorry for the folks that were hoping to catch me there.
But the good news is that there will be a series of podcasts that everyone can listen to, and they’ll lead up to the main event at PAX, where I will D&D it up live onstage with Jerry, Mike, and Scott. That event will be recorded so there will be video footage of me making an idiot out of myself for y’all to share and enjoy.
I’ll also have a reading in Seattle at the University Bookstore when I’m out there, for those in the area who won’t be able to go to PAX. There’s more information on my Tour Page, and on the Facebook Event.
Later, space cowboys…