As an FYI, I'll be a participating author at the Context 23 convention in Columbus from August 27-29. This is a small literary con which Mike Resnick once called "the Readercon of the Midwest." This year's guest of honor is Tobias Buckell, while the horror guest of honor is Elizabeth Massie.
I highly recommend this con to all speculative fiction writers. One of the panels I'll be on deals with the future of science fiction--I'll let people know more about this when the panel schedule is firmed up. Context also hosts an excellent selection of writing workshops. These workshops fill up quickly, so register early.