It’s that time of year again! VCON the local annual science fiction and fantasy convention is coming. I usually attend and meet old friends. Also, act as costume assistant for Jessica. She constructs some great costumes – the cyborg tree for example!
This year I’m a panelist again! It’s fun to be on panels and interact with other authors. It’s a great way to meet new writers and editors. VCON is fairly small so I doubt that there will be agents there, but I’ve met book agents at cons. Some small publishers such as Five Rivers and Edges SF will be in attendance, too. They offer ‘pitches’ session for novels. As a prose writer, you can learn a lot at a good convention. This one is also the Canadian national awards host for this year: Canvention 34. This is a very prestigious set of awards, called the Auroras- given for outstanding performance in several arenas of SF/F art. It includes writing, art and media. (Full Disclosure: I have 2.)
If any of y0u would like to join us, see: Information on VCON.
I’m doing 3 panels: Everyone’s a Critic, Finding Inspiration and Best Writing Advice Ever.
I’m also pleased to announce I’m moderator on a panel with the top writer guest there: David Weber. He’s a well known and respected military SF writer. Maybe best known for his Honor Harrington series, he has an interesting new Safehold series out. I read Off Armageddon Reef recently. See information about David Weber.