So yesterday, at the day job, we announced this:
I was going to post it here this morning and give you the spiel about the limited number of early bird tickets and the crazy discounted prices they represent, but since going on sale at 4:00 PM yesterday we’ve blown through about 70% of the early bird tickets in twelve hours. So instead the spiel is this: if you want to come to GenreCon for less than $200, go book now, ’cause I fully expect the early bird rate to be gone by the end of the day.
We’ve already revealed the first two guests – Chuck Wendig and Anita Heiss – with the ever popular more to come still yet to be announced. It’s going to be crazy. It’s going to be awesome. And I’m getting the impression I should be really happy we asked for the big auditorium in the state library, ’cause we’re now at the point it took us two months to achieve last year, which suggests we might get a slightly larger crowd in Brisbane than we did in Sydney.
This is, as they say, fucking brilliant. Terrifying, but fucking brilliant.
And we haven’t even begun to roll out the full, awesome power of our guest list yet (although, I have to admit, the comment thread in Chuck Wendig’s post about coming to Australia is one of my favourite things ever)
In other news, I had one of those performance review type things at the day-job yesterday, which is pretty much the first time I’ve ever had one of those. Apparently I don’t suck at my job – who knew? Not that this is connected to the above – Cons, in my opinion, live and die by the quality of the guests and the participants, and we were blessed with folks who were truly outstanding and really got the vibe we were trying to create last year – but after the sturm und drang of last year it’s nice to know that I didn’t mess anything up too badly.
Also, that the long-term plans of things I want to do in regards to GenreCon and the AWM aren’t entirely off-track with where QWC is going.
Which is to say: I love my fucking job. Complete fucking air guitar moment.
It’s going to be a seriously rocking day.
And now I’m off to write things. Take care of yourselves, people, and rock hard.