Tuesday evening (26 November) the DarkoverCon 36 committee received the following message from Tamora Pierce:
"I'm so very sorry, but something's come up. We're not going to be able to make it to Darkover this year. I hate to do this last minute, but I only just found out myself."
She went on to assure us that both she and Tim are healthy, and that she is looking forward to being the Guest of Honor here at Chessiecon 2014 Thanksgiving weekend next year.
We are hoping to put together some last-minute programming this year for her fans, but, of course, there is only so much we can do. We apologize, especially to those who may have chosen to come to DarkoverCon 36 specifically because Tamora Pierce was one of the guests, and hope you will still have an enjoyable convention.
--The DarkoverCon Committee
The Judy Gerjuoy Memorial Service held on Saturday at noon may be filmed for limited personal use by the family and friends of Judy Gerjuoy in order to share her memorial with those who could not attend. Those attending should be aware that their likenesses may appear in this footage that will be distributed.
DarkoverCon is a science fiction and fantasy convention held every year over Thanksgiving weekend in Timonium, Maryland. Because we are a small convention (roughly 500 people) you have a chance to see our guests up close and personal, meet new people, shop undisturbed, attend workshops, etc., something you can't always do at larger conventions.
This year we will be celebrating DarkoverCon 36.
Besides several full tracks of science fiction/fantasy programming, we offer assorted music programming (primarily, but not exclusively, folk), workshops where you can learn assorted arts or crafts, video programming, esoteric programing, dancing, and more. This year we are once again planning a full track of Steampunk programming. See our links for more information about our convention.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Of course there's more to see, check out the rest of what's going on.
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Take a peek at yesteryear