Just because it’s been on my mind lately, and also because I’m not really interested in talking about school right now, here’s some information about upcoming conventions I’m going to be attending:
FIRST! I will be at the 2nd Hall of Heroes Con in Elkhart, Indiana on September 8th and 9th– just a few days from now! This will be the first con I’ve attended that was close enough to my house that I will be able to just drive to the con each day rather than having to worry about couchsurfing or getting a hotel room, so I’m pretty excited about it. I’m on the 2nd floor of the Lerner theater in booth H4, directly across from the entrance to the Crystal Ballroom. Folks who have been there in the past tell me this is a pretty primo spot, so I’m excited.
SECOND! I will be at Kokomo-Con on October 13 in Kokomo, IN. I went to this con last year and had an absolute blast, and had bought my booth for this year’s show before I even left last year’s. It’s only a one-day show but I had a tremendous time last year and I have high expectations for this year’s show. I just found out today that I’ll be at a three- day ed conference in Noblesville (just south of Kokomo) on the 10th-12th, so the logistics of getting down there just got sorta complicated and I’m gonna be tired and crabby, but still! High expectations! No word on the booth yet, but I don’t expect to be hard to find.
MAYBE! I have been to Indy Pop Con twice, and am already signed up for next summer’s show, but they just announced that they’re expanding to Fort Wayne and will be doing a two-day Pop Con on December 29-30. I will probably be doing this con, but I’m waiting for a paycheck or two from the new job before I put the money into it and I also need to be sure I want to do a first year con. I’ve found Pop Con really well-run, though, so it ought to be okay, even though it’s on really short notice and it’s probably going to be a damn disaster but what the hell let’s risk $150. Fun!
PROBABLY, I HOPE! I am signed up for ConFusion 2019, which is January 17-20, and I need to figure out if it’s really all four days, but the vendor tables are juried and the deadline isn’t until August 31 so I don’t know if I’m actually officially accepted as a vendor yet. I mean, I’ve never not been accepted for one of these things, so I have high hopes, but it’s still possible they’ll say no. A lot of authors who I’m huge fans of are regulars at this con, so I’m crossing every digit I have that I get to go.
Mark your calendars and come see me, dammit!