CopperCon 31 will be held this coming weekend, September 2-5th, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Avondale, AZ. Hilde will be the Fan Guest of Honor.
Hilde was an active and important figure in the early days of Phoenix SF fandom, from the early 1970's on. We'll both be on a fanhistory panel, along with Mahala Sweebe and possibly others, to discuss those early days. (The agony and the ectasy! The Sturm and the Drang! The angst and the texture!) Plus other panels about books, reading, H. Beam Piper and other topics.
(This will be the first time I've been on programming at a local convention for about a decade. I used to be a fairly frequent participant, but the person who planned most of the programming before that got burnt out and was replaced by someone new. When the new person took over, my name apparently got dropped from the list of local writers and knowledgable fans who tended to be invited onto programming. And I just never got around to beating the drum to get back on that list.)