(That's what I look like signing things. With a pen!)
So I have my first panel this weekend at S.T.E.A.M.Fest in Atlanta. The title is "It Was a Dark and Steamy Night", and the topic is on writing and publishing a steampunk book. But as it's my first actual panel, I was curious.
What... should I actually talk about?
My instinct is to do a choose-your-own-adventure sort of talk and basically find out what the audience would like to hear about through a show of hands. I could have one loose outline for How to Write a Book Without Going Mad, one for How to Get Published or Die Trying, and one for Tips, Trends, and Silly Stories Regarding Steampunk Books and Also the One I Wrote. With question-and-answer afterward, if anyone is interested. I seriously have no idea what to expect.
So here's the deal:
Tell me in the comments what you would most want to hear about at such a talk, and I'll randomly choose one commenter to win a signed bookplate.
Or, if you know me in real life, a four-leaf clover, or a cup of tea, or WHATEVER, because I've probably already written something thoroughly embarrassing in your book.
Thanks in advance for helping me to not appear a complete fool!