I've been busy lately, and one of the things I've been busy with is some volunteer work for FOGcon, a brand new science fiction convention that'll be in San Francisco this weekend, March 11-13.
One of the things I miss about the east coast is Readercon, a con dedicated to sf literature. It was a personal frustration to me that the Bay Area, of all places, didn't have such a thing. My friend Vy actually did something about it, and founded FOGcon, explicitly taking inspiration from Readercon and Wiscon, another of the world's greatest cons.
If you see this and you're going, I'd also like to tell you we're soliciting books for The Science Fiction Outreach Program, which is going to have a booth at the Wondercon comics convention in San Francisco the first weekend of April, where they're going to give books for free to comics fans. Battered copies of old classics are very welcome, as the people staffing the booth will be more likely to be able to talk about them and personally recommend them.