After Weekend Fun

I think I had a bit too much weekend fun. Have you had a weekend of fun that left you feeling like this? I had a lovely weekend at ConQuesT 44, an annual science fiction and fantasy convention sponsored by the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society (KaCSFFS), held on Memorial Day Weekend in Kansas City, MO. I had the honor of being on a couple of panels with some distinguished guests and as part of the writers’ workshop met two writers and hopefully inspired them to continue writing and improving. And of course, I attended panels, met people, and partied late into the night. I had a grand time. As a writer our time is finite but the number of things we are expected to do seems to grow exponentially. WHY ATTEND A FAN RUN CONVENTION? There are a fair number of professional writers, editors, and publishers that attend smaller, fan-run conventions. In these situations, you might get time to get to know a fellow professional more personally and come to understand the business better. You might meet a fellow writer who later becomes a mentor or a collaborator. More importantly, you’ll meet a bunch of people who are […]