I will be attending ArmadilloCon on July 27-29 as a guest panelist. I like this writing con a lot. It’s small and has a private, literary feel to it.
I’ve attended lots of cons. Most of them are great and I would urge a writer of any genre to attend a writing con even if it’s in a field you don’t work in. Some things about writing cross genres, like process, the world of publishing, the trials and tribulations writers endure. Another added benefit is that no one understands a writer like another writer. When I am talking to another writer and I say, “I am having trouble finding the ending for my story,” she knows exactly what I am talking about. She knows the angst and trouble and difficulty I am going through.
That is huge. It is very important to have other people who have been there, or are on the same journey you are, to talk to. It’s also a great way to network with other editors and publishers in the field. I can’t stress how important it is that you should attend a writing convention if you have the opportunity. They are very helpful.
Anyway, I am looking forward to attending this particular convention. I haven’t gotten any information about what panels I will be on, but when I do I will post them on the blog. 🙂
6 Replies to “I’ve Been Invited as a Guest Panelist at ArmadilloCon 34!”
W00! I wish I lived closer. I’d love to go.
Any conventions close to where you live?
I’m going to the World Fantasy Con in November of this year in Toronto. Got my membership and room booked since September of last year! The theme this year us Urband and Gothic fantasy–right up my genre alley!
That sounds like a good con and the themes are definitely good for you.
This writing con thing sounds really good except for one thing–I have an injured throat and cannot always control my voice volume or tonality. I cannot very well wear a sandwich board that announces all of this in order to prevent people from getting insulted by my inappropriate vocalizations. Anyway, I have been to creative conferences where there was a lot of writing and drawing and walking in the forests and meditating. Anything one wanted to conribute would be done in writing just before each workgroup session. So I need to find something like that again.
I should have mentioned it but workshops are another excellent resource for writers! 🙂