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It’s 1st Comic-Con for author of Mercy Thompson series July 19, 2011

Posted by Diana McCabe in News.

Here is another interview I did for my news company, The San Diego Union-Tribune. You can check out our coverage of Comic-Con HERE. I’ll also be at Comic-Con on Thursday, Friday and Saturday so look for my posts here and at the U-T. I’ll also be on Twitter under @mcdiana.
Patricia Briggs, author of the Mercy Thompson series, is coming to the Con! Here’s  what she said about her upcoming visit.

This is your first Comic-Con! What took you so long?: “Like a lot of authors I know, I tend to be most comfortable tucked in my office away from people. Don’t get me wrong, I love conventions and meeting readers, but it is a stretch for me. With that in mind, I mostly attended small – medium sized conventions. Anything the size of Comic-Con is pretty intimidating. But this year the convention asked me to come and I decided it would be a good time to try it. If you find me gibbering in a corner, just turn me around and push me back into the crowd, I’ll be fine.”

On her panel discussion “I’m on a panel about how to make your relationship work when your other half is not human (Vampires and Others) which should be a lot of fun. For the spotlight panel, I am finishing up “Fair Game,” the next Alpha and Omega novel, and I do have a pretty good idea where the next Mercy Thompson novel is going. I imagine that I’ll talk a little about those as well as the comics and film possibilities — and anything else people want to ask about.”

Her “can’t miss” at the Con: “I’m going to take it as it comes, I think. I love everything that comprises the awesome geekiness that is the world of conventions, whether they be focused on comics, books, movies or games. I’m prepared to have the time of my life. (Brief pause) OK, I admit it. The dealers room and the art show are my “can’t miss” things. Just the thought of all the beautiful and odd whatchamacallits awaiting those of us lucky enough to attend causes me to salivate and my pocketbook to shiver.”

On visiting San Diego “Oh, I love San Diego. What’s not to love? Of course we’re planning on taking a little time out to go hang out at the zoo and Balboa Park.”

Going to the Con? Patricia Briggs’ key speaking engagements:

  • Thursday: Noon to 1 p.m. Spotlight on Patricia Briggs in Room 5AB
  • Saturday: 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Vampires and Others in Room 6A


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