One of the things I most enjoy about attending conventions is the author readings. I've never really outgrown my love of being read to, and hearing the writer speak their own prose can be a fascinating experience. The other cool thing about readings is that sometimes you get a sneak peak at an upcoming publication.
I heard Rajan Khanna read "The Last Gorgon" at World Fantasy this past October, and I've been looking forward to sharing it with you ever since. "The Last Gorgon" was originally published at Beneath Ceaseless Skies.