In just a few days I'll be on a plane at and ungodly hour in the morning to fly across the country to spend time with some of my favorite people in the world. It's Gally time! Or, for those not in the know (and if you're not: Hello, my name is Deb and I sort of love Doctor Who a lot) that would be the convention formally known as Gallifrey One.
If anyone listened to our latest Verity! Podcast knows that I love this particular convention for many reasons: it is smart, informative, diverse and inclusive. It is a fannish Morbius* Band where fans are creators and creators are fans and it goes on and on in a glorious, never-ending cycle. But, most of all, this convention feels like home, a place where you see people that you love, share stories and forge new connections. It is truly the best time of the year.
This year I'll not only be chatting about Chicks Unravel Time, I'll be hanging with my Verity! girls Erika, Kat and Liz. We will be handing out the coolest ribbons ever and Erika will be talking about Verity! On the Twin Dilemma panel on Saturday at 4 p.m.
I'll be on a few panels as well:
Editing and Publishing Doctor Who Nonfiction — Saturday 11am, Program B. This is where I get to talk about Chicks Unravel Time and our fabulous contributors.
The Next Doctor — Sunday 11:30am, Program D. I have opinions! Also known as "why can't there be a female Doctor?" ;-)
The Shakespeare Code — Sunday 1:30pm Program D. Really looking forward to this. The other panelists are brilliant and who doesn't like talking about the Doctor fanboying his way through space and time?
Please do say hello if you see me at a panel or in the Lobby. I'd love to hear what you think about Verity! or Chicks Unravel Time or if Troughton really is the only canonical Doctor. (That one is for you Liz!) And don't be offended if I introduce myself to you more than once. Despite every business trick known to mankind I am truly horrible at connecting faces and names until about the fifth time we've met. I simply assume everyone else has the same problem so it's easier to start over. (I've actually forgotten a long-time friend's name mid-conversation - it is bordering pathological.) Mostly, I just want to be around my tribe again and if you're at Gally, that means you.
See you in a few days!