I'll be attending my third WisCon this year, after a nine year absence. WisCon is the world's first feminist science fiction con and features panels and discussions you just don't always see.
I am on three panels and a reading -- I'll update with a schedule Real Soon Now.
But in the WisCon eCube Vol. 38 No. 8 status report, there was a fun item:
SPONTANEOUS WRITING CONTESTWhat fun! My first panel on Saturday is after noon, so I can spend an hour writing in the morning. I love these sorts of things. Some of you may remember that I was on the Iron Chef flash fiction panel at Chicon 7, the 2012 WorldCon. Came in second, behind an award nominated author. (wry-grin)
4. The 1st 8 people on the list who are physically present at the WisCon (not the hotel's) registration desk at 8:30 AM on Saturday morning (for example, #s 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 11, and 12) will be the contestants.
5. Each contestant will get a USB flash drive which contains a single RTF (rich-text format) document. That document will contain a few lines of dialog. Your task is to load the document onto your computer, construct a story that incorporates the supplied dialog, save it back to the flash drive, also as an RTF document, and turn it in within 60 minutes. We'll take care of printing them out.
Anyway, I registered for the contest. Got #1. An omen? Perchance, perhaps.