This was my first LibertyCon as an honest-to-God publisher, with Official Things To Do, and good Lord.
I didn’t get to meet up with the friends that I really wanted to, because every time I saw one, I was on my way to a meeting — Jonna Hayden said that “Raconteur Press was the debutante at the ball, and our dance card was FULL.” She wasn’t kidding.
Pinup Noir had a gangbuster launch. This one has legs, and folks really seemed to like it. Prior to launching it at LC we had enough stories for two more. Now, I think we may be launching a fourth — we’ll see how many promised stories come in.
Gentle Readers, if you like what you’ve seen from Raconteur Press so far, you might want to hang onto your chapeaus, because you ain’t seen nothing yet. There are Plans Afoot, very exciting plans which we will be revealing over the coming months.
Saturday evening I recorded a Writer Dojo podcast which was supposed to be 30 minutes long, but went over an hour. I was exhausted enough by that time that I had a wee touch of the sleepy-sillies, and caused Larry and Steve to spit-take a couple of times. About half-way through it, one of them asked me a technical question that I didn’t have an answer for, so I tagged Kortnee in. Sometime later, Writer Dojo would like to do another podcast featuring the ladies. That’s going to be a good one.
Anyhoo, I don’t have a date on when my episode will air — as soon as I know I’ll let y’all know.
As far as There Are Plans Afoot — we’re going to need authors. If you know any writers, are related to any writers, or run across feral writers on your way to the Circle K, would you send them to this blog, or to our social media, please?
If you pitched an anthology to us, please remember to send us an email about it to: RacPressProduction (at) gmail (dot) com
We had a panel “What’s New At Raconteur Press” at 10AM Sunday morning; I showed up exhausted and hung over. We did well until about 1030, when I ran out of things to talk about, and asked if the audience had any questions.
The ladies had put a row of rubber duckies along the front of the table (to prove that we really did have our ducks in a row), and when the first gentleman raised his hand to ask a question, my mental squirrels took over, I grabbed one of the duckies, yelped, “You, sir, get a duck!” and winged it at him. After that, everybody with a question got a duck flinging. That broke the ice nicely 😀 and we got a lot more questions than panels that size normally get.
There were many other things, but I’m in a brain fog right now, so when I catch up on my sleep I’ll post a Part, The Two.