I've recently been informed that the Nasfic will be substantially smaller then was expected.
It's in Raleigh North Carolina and that's a part of the country where I have almost never shown my work. So, it's also not likely that a lot of the people who collect my work will be there.
So to my great shock, after all this work and preparation I'm not going to the Nasfic. It's the first time in all these years I've ever withdrawn from a US convention.
The folks who are running the room have been marvelous and the Committee have been very gracious.
I'm sure that the convention will be great and I'm really sorry that I'll be missing seeing people there. But, unfortunately it just doesn't make sense for me to go.
I'll obviously be working at slower pace but I'll have the new nebulas done by the end of August and will put their photos up. Clearly there will be a lot more time to photograph work.
I'll be at the Bouchercon in San Francisco in October, at World Fantasy Halloween weekend and at Loscon on Thanksgiving weekend.
And on a completely different note: My daughter Cid will be back from Estonia and here in San Francisco this weekend!!!