There are about a hundred reasons to wish I were at Emerald City Comicon this year. Okay, that's not true. Make it a thousand.
Still, the one reason that's nearest and dearest to my heart this year is the debut of the Book of the Emissaries.
Kevin J. Anderson, David Farland, Cat Rambo, and Nick Mamatas will even be on a panel discussing that very book. Hopefully someone legally and lawfully records that event and posts it for those of us unable to attend. I'd surely love to hear that discussion.
The description from the site (a bit redundant) reads:
"Award-winning authors Kevin J. Anderson (Jedi Academy), David Farland (The Mummy Chronicles), Cat Rambo (A Seed Upon the Wind) and Nick Mamatas (Haunted Legends) talk about writing a world-building anthology for aboriginal fantasy TV series: Animism."
After a quick peek at the guest list, it's probably for the best I'm not going. In addition to these fine folks there are a ton of celebrity types I'd spend all weekend (and all bank account) in line to see.
A few irresistible highlights for me personally would have been:
Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Biehn, John de Lancie, Michael Dorn, Eliza Dushku, Karen Gillan, Nichelle Nichols, Ron Perlman, Dwight Schultz, and Peter Steigerwald. Hmm. Looks like that list is just a tad Trek heavy. Weird.
Sooner or later I'm going to have to make it to a con.