Thursday, April 23, 2009
Listening to others talk about going to the RT convention this week has made me really sad that, once again, I am not going. I really love cons! There used to be one held in Memphis every year called “Duel on the Delta” which was sponsored by the local RWA group. Unfortunately, they could not afford to continue having it, and it sort of fell by the wayside.
That leaves exactly one other one locally, and it is a Sci Fi/ Fantasy con. I could have gone, but of course, that weekend I was with my family and so once again, no.
Which brings me to the purpose of my post.
How does one plan for and achieve “convention-attendee” status? What does one have to do to be able to go? If I have the time, I do not have the money, and if I have the money, I cannot get the time. I think it is just poor planning on my part. I will be very excited to hear our readers’ entire take on this subject.
Have you attended a writer’s con? Where? How did you manage to go? How did you afford it? What is one thing you remember about it and would like to share with us?
Marta and I briefly talked about having a mini-con one year. Maybe we will call it the Murder by 4 Mystery Con. At any rate, I need to brush up on convention going as I really do want to attend soon.
Here is a list of cons I have heard about, and it is not complete by any means.
MALICE DOMESTIC XVIII
LEFT COAST CRIME
BOUCHERCON WORLD MYSTERY CONVENTION
MAGNA CUM MURDER XII
Maybe I will see you at one!