In addition to the book signing on Saturday, there was some other excitement in our world. My son is in the band, and the Area marching competition was Saturday in Odessa. It was successful. For the first time in decades, the band from his high school is going to be competing in the state competition. It’s just after the World Fantasy Convention, and like the WFC, it’s also in San Antonio.
Because Texas has so many high schools, only half of them are eligible to compete at the state level in any given year. I don’t understand all the details, but it’s based on the size of the school. From what I understand (and I may be wrong), 1A, 3A, and 5A compete one year and 2A, 4A, and 6A the next year. Or something like that. All I know is that he only gets two chances to go to state while he’s in high school.
Needless to say, my wife and I will be attending. Yes, I’m going to come home from San Antonio and return two days later. Because I need to get a lot of work done in advance of both trips rather than one, I’m going into radio silence on the blog for a bit. The Halloween reviews will resume in November. I might post a short item or two while I’m at WFC. If I don’t, then the after convention report will be delayed by about a week.