I need some more conventions, y’all. Right now I think the next con I’m actually signed up to attend is the next Indy Pop Con in June. I’m registered for Kokomo-Con again. And … I think that’s it? I’ve had a little bit of a run of being turned down by juried cons (I tried to get into both ConFusion in Detroit this January and a February comic convention) and I’ve decided to not apply to the Fort Wayne PopCon in between Christmas and New Year’s, mostly because … well, it’s between Christmas and New Year’s, and it’s a first-year con, and that strikes me as vaguely insane. I hope they’re successful, don’t get me wrong, and if they are I’ll be there next year, but they’re charging PopCon prices for what I’m pretty certain isn’t gonna be close to PopCon attendance and right now it’s not worth the risk.
Plus, well, check the posts at the end of December around here for any of the last six years. The weather tends to not lend itself to long road trips.
So. Anyway. If you happen to know of any science fiction conventions, comic book shows, or genre/author events in the next six months within, say, a three- or four- hour drive of northern Indiana, let me know. I’m looking at one in Louisville over Easter weekend, too, but it’s over Easter, which has its own set of complications to it.
I’ve finished a story over at Patreon, called The Caretaker, and I’m really fond of it. The story is posted in five parts and in first-draft form (I literally wrote it straight into the Patreon website; it’s not copy-pasted) and it will be posted again in .mobi and .epub form once it’s cleaned up a touch, but I like it and I think you will too. Just $1 a month gets you access to a bunch of microfictions and three or four short stories, and $2 a month gets you an entire exclusive novel. Next Patron is #15! That’s a great number! Join us!
Two weeks to winter break, y’all. There will be Christmas shopping this weekend. I can do this.