DragonCon, Here I Come

Writing under a pseudonym is weird.  It’s also fun, and I’ll get to that in a minute.  But let’s focus on the weird for a moment.  It’s weird in big ways — I’m promoting myself, but it’s not me.  I’m expecting that at some point I’ll be as well-known (if not more so) as a different person as I am by my own name.  And it’s weird in small ways:  Just the other day, as I was preparing to send out ARCs of Thieftaker to some readers, I realized that I wanted to send them with signatures and inscriptions.  So I had to practice my D.B. Jackson signature.  That’s just weird.

The fun part?  Well, I’m writing new stuff, experimenting in ways that I never thought I would.  I think in part that’s a function of the ‘nym giving me a sense of liberation, of license to try new stuff.  And I’ve got this new blog, the D.B. Jackson web site, the DBJ Facebook and Twitter accounts — that’s all shiny and new and exciting.

But yesterday I took the next step.  I am going to be attending Dragon*Con as D.B. Jackson.  And just D.B. Jackson.  This is a first for me.  I’ll be listed in the program and on the D*Con website under the pseudonym, and that’s all.  My badge will say D.B. Jackson.  The reason is, by the time Dragon*Con rolls around (it starts August 31 and runs through the first weekend in September) Thieftaker will be out and I will have had two more Thieftaker-universe stories published.  So it makes sense that I should be promoting my most recent and most visible work.  It’s just weird.

My future begins today…

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2 Responses to DragonCon, Here I Come

  1. Wayne McCalla says:

    Saw a post the other day mentioning tha D.B. was attending on not David. And at that time couldn’t tell if it meant that D.B. was invited and David was not. And couple tell if it was a good thing or not.

    Well I will enjoy seeing you both at ConCarolinas in June!

    And guess I have to start looking for an ARC of Theiftaker now don’t I? 😉

    • dbjackson says:

      Thanks for the comment, Wayne. Yeah, it’s a good thing. I’m looking forward to it. They gave me the choice of coming as me or as D.B. I chose the latter — it’s time. And yeah, the ARCs are out there. I’m sure you’ll find one before long.

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