Can-Con 2016 is almost here!
I will definitely be there. I will definitely have books to sell there. You can definitely find me behind my table. You will also find me on panels. There are so many great panels this year, it's hard to pick a favourite. My first will be taking place late on a Friday, and that's the one where I get to talk about my martial arts stuff. I may geek out at this panel, guys.
You can check out the draft schedule here.
I will also be posting up a list of my personal schedule as soon as I get confirmation regarding a conflict I noticed.
I know I say this every year, but Can-Con genuinely is one of the best speculative fiction conventions out there. I've been to a couple of others this year, and there's just something special about Can-Con (When World's Collide was also an excellent convention. I enjoyed myself a lot... though that's also because the hotel had a water slide. What? I'm only human). It's nothing to do with the fact that this one is in the city in which I live, making it easier (and cheaper) to attend. It's really, I think, the people involved, and the people who attend. I really love hanging around these people. They're open and friendly and, I know I've said this before, didn't treat me like a fraud just because I showed up as a self-published author with only one book to my name.
Honestly, I think it's because they didn't reject me (which is a fear I have personally and professionally), that I now have six books to my name (the sixth being published on Hallowe'en) and two completed manuscripts currently looking for a home. I might have slunk away and given up if the community proved snobbish or unwelcoming.
In short, this is the most fun, supportive and brilliant community I've ever had the pleasure of being a part of. Can-Con is always a good time, because this is the hive, the festival in which all these incredible people gather in one place to revel in the all the stuff we love.
I'm super excited about it, and I do hope that you'll all come - at least to say hello. You can find all the registration details here. Come. Seriously. It's a fabulous time! And if things get a bit overwhelming, you can come hang out with me in the dealer's room. If I'm not on a panel....
Anyway, the point of this blog is this:
Come to Can-Con. It's fantastic!
And now I must go do crazy amounts of work.