This year, I have been on what I'm privately calling my 'farewell tour'. Given my life expectancy and declining health, this is not unreasonable. Even if I live much more than another year, I do not expect to be in adequate shape to travel past about the end of this summer. If I am wrong, well, it shall be delightful to have a 'reunion tour'. But for now, I have no travel plans past LoneStarCon 3, a/k/a Worldcon.
July 5th, 2013: Seattle,WA I shall be at that week's Clarion party in Seattle, along with Lisa Costello.
July 17th to July 21st, 2013: San Diego, CA the_child and I shall be at San Diego Comic Con. I'll be signing at the Tor table Friday morning. I do expect to be mobility impaired, and so will likely be using a scooter, which means I will be harder to spot, and spend less time out in public than I'd prefer.
July 27th, 2013: Portland, OR JayWake here in Portland, Oregon. Surrounded by friends and family, and hopefully you.
July 30th to August 14th, 2013: New Zealand, various cities the_child, Lisa Costello and I are going to New Zealand. Since I'll never make my planned trip to Antarctica, this is the next best thing. We used some of the overage from the Acts of Whimsy fund raiser to make this, my final grand act of whimsy, possible. We'll be traveling around the islands with danjite and khaybee, and possibly with Waterloo Productions. I will publish an itinerary, and there will be Open Dinners in Wellington and probably Auckland. If you're going to be in Kiwistan those dates and wish to see me, do get in touch with me or danjite.
August 29th to September 2nd, 2013: San Antonio, TX Lisa Costello and I will be attending LoneStarCon 3. the_child and Mother of the Child will be there as well, along with various other members of my family. If I'm able to walk on the stage, I'll be in the Hugo Awards ceremony as part of the Campbell Award presentation. Otherwise, Lisa Costello and the_child will stand in for me.
The only plan I have after WorldCon is to attend OryCon if I am able to leave my house. If my health holds better than expected, I may pop up at a few other Pacific Northwest or Bay Area events in the fall and over the winter, but that doesn't seem terribly likely.
It's been a lot of fun rattling around this circuit the past fourteen years. My profound thanks to everyone who has helped make my convention-going life as much fun as it has been. All of you party on and party loud.