(Warning: I fully intend to keep making conference puns in these titles. Run now if you can’t handle that.)
Well, THAT certainly escalated quickly. So, as briefed yesterday, I sent off e-mails to about a dozen regional science fiction and literary conventions, trying to garner more industry contacts since the day-job insisted on kicking me in the ass. And unlike I imagined, they responded! Already! In a positive direction!
Here’s my current schedule, with status updates:
- MystiCon, Roanoke, VA – February 27-March 1; No response
- ROFCon, Virginia Beach, VA – February 27-March 1; No response, but I’ll probably go to this one due to proximity. Or I’ll sleep in. I dunno.
- MadiCon, Harrisonburg, VA – March 13-15; Accepted as a guest! Super small college con. I’ll have to think on it.
- RavenCon, Richmond, VA – April 24-26; No response
- BaltiCon, Baltimore, MD – May 22-25; Acceptance pending, but they urged me to enter for the Compton Crook Award. And I did!
- ConCarolinas, Concord, North Carolina – May 29-31; Application under review
- LibertyCon, Chattanooga, Tennessee – June 26-28; Accepted as a guest! Long drive, I may look at car-pooling. Very excited!
- Con-Gregate, High Point – North Carolina, July 10-12; Accepted as a guest!
- DragonCon, Atlanta, Georgia – September 4-7 (Yeah, right, this is like San Diego Comicon East); Application under review
- Capclave, Washington DC – October 9-11; Application under review
- HonorCon, Raleigh, North Carolina – TBD – October 31-November 2; No response
- AtomaCon, Charleston, South Carolina – November 13-15; No response
Sooo, Madicon, Balticon, Libertycon, and Con-gregate all look solid. Along with Ravencon, that gives me travel plans for March, April, May, June, and July. Better start saving my pennies now. If I was a smart man, I’d have a finished manuscript to bring with me . . . .
Well, back to writing!