Although we had both initially planned to attend WHC it looks like John is going to make the trip alone. As many of you know we’re expecting a baby in July. Normally it’s fine to travel but the doctors have prescribed a cut back in my activities and more bed rest. I knew I couldn’t go to the con and take it easy so instead I’m staying home. I’m definitely going to miss seeing all the people I only get to see at cons and meeting the new ones that John will meet.
I don’t envy him trying to keep up with everything though. We’ll have a complete schedule of RDSP doings up soon but let’s just say that he’s going to be one busy mo-fo. He’s on 3 panels, doing a reading, there’s the Poker tournament we’re sponsoring, a publisher party we’re throwing plus he’ll want to get to a lot of other people’s readings as well not to mention manning the dealer’s table. Luckily he does well on little sleep.
The thing that bothers me the most about not being able to be there is that a lot of people already have the idea that John is RDSP. They just don’t realize how much of the work is done by me and that I have a hand in all the decisions RDSP makes. I can’t blame people for thinking that, though, if he’s the only one they get to meet. Still, John’s a great face for the company because he’s easy to spot and easy to approach. If you’re going to WHC and haven’t met him be sure to take a moment to say hello!