Fantasy on the Bayou hosted by the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal (FF&P) Chapter of RWA. This is their first conference and I belong to this chapter. It's being held in
Romantic Times Booklovers Convention (I can't believe they don't have a banner or something I can copy, but I couldn't find anything but this picture of a previous book fair). I enjoyed the RT Convention when it was in
. This year it's in Columbus (in April), so it's drivable by myself. And I already have a roommate from someone I met at the Chicago convention. Columbus
Lori Foster Annual Reader & Writer Get Together. This one is local for me –
West Chester, OH (just north of ). I had lots of fun last year, even though I had no idea what to expect. Now I do, and I'll be more prepared. Cincinnati
Why so many? Because I'm nuts? Truthfully, I am serious about my writing and I just think I should put myself out there and be seen, even if I'm not published yet. Heck, maybe an editor or agent will remember me from one of these events. It also helps me get over some of my shyness – although I doubt that will ever go away. But the more people I meet, the more comfortable I become – especially when I find someone I met at a previous convention!
So, March is in
New Orleans, April is in Chicago, and June is in West Chester. Haven't decided on Dragon*Con, although I will most likely NOT go. My vacation is being saved for actual vacation TBD later (go figure!).
Are you planning on going to any conventions this year?