The auction for the framed, signed typescript of "From Ghoulies and Ghosties, Long-Leggitie Beasties..." ends in only a couple of hours. There's still time to bid and still time to watch and root.
Remember, all proceeds go to Clarion West Writers Workshop, which is that most honorable of institutions, one that works hard to ensure that we'll have fantasy and science fiction stories in the coming decades.
You can find the auction here.
And this weekend . . .
In a few hours I head out for Philcon, currently held in Cherry Hill, NJ. (For which reason, my son's waggish friends refer to it as Chillcon.) It should be fun.
My current schedule is:
7:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Two
WHAT MAKES AN SF WORK ENDURE?
[with Alexis Gilliland (mod), Andrew Breslin, Lee Gilliland, and Sam Lubell]
8:00 PM in Plaza IV
WHO ARE THE GREAT WRITERS OF SCIENCE FICTION?
[with Sam Lubell (mod), Theodore Krulik, David Hartwell, and Michael Walsh]
11:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Three
DRUGS AND THE WORKS OF PHILIP K. DICK
[with Tom Doyle (mod), April Grey, Andrew C. Murphy, and Bernie Mojzes]
12:00 PM in Plaza V
RAY BRADBURY TRIBUTE PANEL
[with Susan Casper (mod), Marilyn "Mattie" Brahen, Marvin Kaye, Steve Vertlieb,]
1:00 PM in Autograph Table
AUTOGRAPH SESSION 1:00 - 2:00 (1276)
2:00 PM in Plaza V
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS?
[with Oz Drummond (mod), Ty Drago, Tim W. Burke, and Mike McPhail]
5:00 PM in Plaza III
COMPLETELY OBSOLETE NOTIONS (1126)
[with Darrell Schweitzer (mod), Lee Gilliland, Brian Thomas, and Earl Bennett]
7:00 PM in Plaza V
HAS THE COMMERCIAL IMPACT OF TOLKIEN HARMED FANTASY? (1190)
[with Ellen Asher (mod), Daniel Grotta, Allyn Gibson, and Sarah Hunter]
If you're there, be sure to say hi.
Above: The fabled item itself, posed between my bust of Surplus and a lantern filled with keys. I'm going to miss that thing. But it's for a worthy cause.