About Jason: Jason M. Hough (pronounced ‘Huff’) is a former 3D Artist and Game Designer (Metal Fatigue, Aliens vs. Predator: Extinction, and many others). Writing fiction became a hobby for him in 2007 and quickly turned into an obsession. He started writing THE DARWIN ELEVATOR in 2008 as a Nanowrimo project, and kept refining the manuscript until 2011 when it sold to Del Rey along with a contract for two sequels. The book released on July 30th in the US and reached the New York Times Bestseller list the following week.
The trilogy, collectively called THE DIRE EARTH CYCLE, will be released in the summer of 2013.
Convention panels are fun, but for me the real pleasure in attending conventions is hanging out with like-minded book-lovers. Many people made this con a memorable lifetime experience for me — too many to name-drop without leaving someone out, but they know who they are — and they were not only the fellow attendees with whom I shared laughs with, but also the convention runners who put on a great con. Well done! My only regret is that I didn’t have more time to spend with fellow con-goers, and some fiends I missed seeing completely. Next time!
This convention had the largest-ever attendance by regular SF Signal contributors. I finally got to meet some of them for the first time in person. It was like a family gathering, only without the arguments and guilt. (Even so: I’m the crotchety old uncle.)
Speaking of gatherings, the SF Signal Meetup was a smashing success. Lots of fans and authors showed up for a relaxed get-together and some fun schmoozing. It ran long, but only because it was so much fun. Thanks to everyone who attended!
We are pleased to announce that SF Signal has partnered with LoneStarCon3, the San Antonio, Texas-based convention that will host next year’s Worldcon between August 29th – September 2nd, 2013. We will happily be hosting guest posts from the good folks at LoneStarCon3 to help spread the word about next year’s Worldcon.
Here’s the official press release with more details…
[10/17 UPDATE: Despite the following press release, LoneStarCon3 will not mirror our content on their site. We are perfectly OK with this. The purpose of this agreement was to help promote the con to folks who might not otherwise know about it. We are happy to help bring con news to as wide an audience as possible.]