So, first off, let me say that Imaginarium was a TON of fun! I got to see old friends and made new ones as well. I didn’t need to freak out after all. The only “me thing” that got in the way was being recognized by people I hadn’t met yet. People I only knew from Facebook who didn’t look precisely like their profile picture. So I had to stare at people’s belly buttons a lot; the badges hung kind of low, and I had to check out names. Once I got past that terror, I relaxed and had a great time.
This being the first year, it was mostly a networking convention, but that’s not a bad thing. I was amazed at how well organized and smoothly run it was, and was blown away by the huge turnout for a first-ever convention. I am looking forward to next year!
So THIS weekend, I am off to Context 27 SF convention! I have attended this one since 2011, and I look forward to it every year. I owe my publishing contacts to Context, and many wonderful friendships have begun there.
My plan is to arrive before noon on Saturday and head home Sunday evening. I don’t have much of a schedule, but here’s the definite stuff:
Saturday 3pm – I will be signing my books – including Reality Check and my complete Road Ghosts Trilogy! (either at the Seventh Star Press table, or the Context Signing Table).
Saturday 7pm – I’ll be reading one of my flash fiction stories for the Beatnik Cafe (Griswold A).
Sunday 11am – Dr. Trista Robichaud and I will be presenting Homebrewing Science (Griswold D).
Otherwise, I plan to attend various panels, socialize, and maybe even sell some books. If you’re going, please do come talk with me!
(Achievement Unlocked: This is my 200th post on this blog! Woohoo!)