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Important Announcement About Anne

Hey all,

Most of you have probably heard the news by now, but I know we've got a few stragglers here who haven't made it to Twitter, FB, or any of the fan forums. For those people, and for posterity, I'm sorry to have to announce that Anne McCaffrey will NOT be able to attend Dragon*Con this year.

About a week ago, Anne went to the hospital with some chest pains, which were later diagnosed to be some sort of minor heart attack.

The Dragonlady is FINE, and it's my understanding that she's in very, very good hands at the hospital. However, for obvious reasons, travel -- especially transatlantic travel -- is going to be a no-go for the foreseeable future.

I know we're all disappointed by this, and I'm sure no one is more disappointed than Anne herself, who I know was really, really looking forward to making the convention this year. I think there are some tentative plans for us to put together some kind of get well card for everyone to sign; the details on that probably won't really coalesce until D*C itself.

I'll try to get our schedule updated, if not in the next few minutes, then by the end of the day.

In the meantime, please feel free to leave your good thoughts and well-wishes here, on FB, or anywhere you'd like us to see and convey them. And if you've got any questions, don't hesitate to ask, as always!


Thank you for the update! My heart dropped to my toes when I saw the first part of the first line because, well, I tend to catastrophize. I am very, very glad it is not what I initially thought, and am glad Anne is doing well! Sending every good thought her way!