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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