Pardon my sleep deprivation. It's what happens when you work graveyards and need to transition into a 'normal' sleep schedule. Couple that with losing my internet access and you develop a kind of panicked paranoia. Thank god for coffee shops with free wi-fi. That being said here goes my C post of the challenge.
To get back a little on the writing about writing track I've decided to devote this post to CONduit, a local sci fi, fantasy, horror convention that has a lot of panels about writing. It's great for those who like to focus on just those genres, much like the LTUE conference whole helped me remember why I was interested in those genres in the first place. I've never been to this convention before, though I have friends who have and they love it. The new thing this year is also that a few friends of mine and I are hopefully renting table space there.
We're each using the table space for different things. Personally I hope they get a lot more out of it than me since their finished projects need the attention whereas with mine I just need buzz. I'm still trying to figure out how, and I've got some good ideas going so that shouldn't be a problem. Though I'm not much of a salesman of my own work so this will be challenging. It frightens me a bit, talking about my books face to face with people. You get those emotions of wanting them to love the idea, or just liking it. Anything other than disinterest.
I am looking forward to the writing panels at CONduit. Anything that helps me further learn about my art and craft is always a good thing. It's also a major geek added bonus that Doctor Who is a theme this year and that Tim Russ of Star Trek Voyager fame will be there as well. Love it!
They have some of the typical convention fair: artist tables, competitions, gaming events, and panels. I've found that the right conventions and conferences can give you a lot of energy and inspiration. That extra oomph to add to your step. Plus it's just downright fun.
Check out the event's website: http://http://conduit-sf.com/
No pictures this time... sad :(