I’ll be AT Readercon, although not IN Readercon…


That is, I’ll be attending as an attendee… but won’t be on any panels or other events.

Somewhere along the line, either my invitation to participate got lost and never reached me, or my reply to the first request for confirmation of interest never reached them.  Alas, but hey, bonus!  I can take it easy at the convention.

I don’t mind… I’m kinda tired lately.  Not being in extrovert mode sounds rather attractive.   I’m a natural introvert, but I can function as an extrovert when I need to (or just want to).   It’s a skill that helps with marketing, social interaction and occasionally survival in the workplace.   But if I have to do it for too long, I just get weary; and if I’m already weary, it gets harder.

So: I’ll be there, absorbing the content and generally goofing off, just like any other happy fan.

But in lieu of a Kaffeeklatsch, if any of you are interested in hanging out and drinking coffee, say so in the comments!  I can try to arrange to be somewhere with coffee at a specified time and day, and we could do that.

Same cup I used when I was first writing The Steerswoman

Same cup I used when I was first writing The Steerswoman

3 Responses to “I’ll be AT Readercon, although not IN Readercon…”

  • David Tate Says:

    “But if I have to do it for too long, I just get weary”

    The Myers-Briggs definition of ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert’ has nothing to do with how much one does or does not _enjoy_ social interactions. It’s strictly a function of whether you gain or spend energy in such interactions. Extroverts run down when alone, and need social interaction to recharge. Introverts spend energy in social interactions, and need time alone to recharge.

    I have found this to be a very useful and descriptive way of looking at people. I’m an introvert who loves social events — but then I need to curl up in a corner with a book for a few days to recover…

  • Kate Nepveu Says:

    We’ll be there; our schedules aren’t set yet, but maybe we can get together for a meal or snack sometime!

  • Lindig Says:

    I so wish I could be there and hang out, but I hope you have a wonderful time. I sure understand needing recoup time after socializing. Like David, I enjoy myself mightily and then go recover in isolation. Maybe you’re tired because you’re pushing yourself too much? Make haste more slowly. We want you back 100% but not at just any cost.