Monday, January 9, 2012

Conventions

I think I'm all set for 2012. I've registered (and paid for – ouch) three conventions (or conferences):


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 New Orleans. My husband will be driving down with me and we'll spend a couple of extra days to sight-see.



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 Columbus. This year it's in Chicago (in April), so it's drivable by myself. And I already have a roommate from someone I met at the Columbus convention.

Lori Foster Annual Reader & Writer Get Together. This one is local for me – West Chester, OH (just north of Cincinnati). 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.

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?


6 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

Woohoo, look at you. You're one busy writer. Hope you have a great time at them all. Cheers and boogie boogie.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I'm signed up for Reader & Author Get Together, but that's it for me this year. I can't justify the money or especially time for the others. But I bet they'll be a blast!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Yeah, I'm probably nuts! I don't know how much FUN I have, but I do learn stuff and get seen. That's what's important, right?

This may be the last time I go to so many, though. I like Lori Foster's because it's close (no hotel room needed) and inexpensive. Plus, you meet lots of readers, too. I didn't really put that into persective last year. I mean, I want to SELL to readers, right? So, I'll TRY and talk some more this time.

LD Masterson said...

Wow, you're way ahead of me. I'm just starting to look at my convention possibilities.

J.A. Garland said...

I'm going to NO in March too! I'll see you there!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Hi J.A. I hope the FF&P conference turns out well. At least I can say I was at the first one, anyway.
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