CoSine 2016 in Review

CoSine Panel on How to Intelligently Torture Your Characters
CoSine Panel on How to Intelligently Torture Your Characters

CoSine 2016 is now come and gone.  As with last year, I really enjoyed this convention and I fully plan to return next year, schedule permitting.


Unfortunately for me, I didn’t get much time at this year’s CoSine, since I had to work all day Saturday and Sunday.  I did get to participate in a couple panels on Friday and the author signing on Saturday.  The Guest of Honor this year was the most excellent Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files.  If you haven’t been reading his books already, you really, really should.

My first panel was on Doing Horrible Things To Your Characters (Intelligently).  It was a fun panel and I got the chance to be on it with Sarah Hoyt, Jim Butcher, and Connie Willis, with Marie Desjardin as the Moderator.  It was a fun panel, with references to Joss Whedon, Twilight, George RR Martin… and that was just the opening question.  Without a doubt, my favorite panel thus far this year and setting a high bar for future panels.  Marie was a great moderator and all the panelists had some great things to say.

The signing on Saturday was great, although I wish I’d been able to attend more than just that.  Still, it was good to talk with some of my readers in person (and hopefully to convert a few new readers as well).

Speaking of which, the opening release of The Freeport Mutineers went great!  It peaked out around #6 on SF and Fantasy Short Reads on Amazon and I’m hoping that it reached a lot of new readers.  If you missed it while it was free, don’t worry, I’ll put it up for free again in March during Starfest in Denver.

All in all, CoSine was a great convention and I’ll definitely be returning next year (hopefully with more time at the convention!).


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