Hi. Hello. Excuse me. I don't wish to be a bother, but have you heard about the good news? Our Lords and Saviours Exceptional Programming and Mighty Fine Folk have returned to the people!
Okay, enough silliness. Time to get real. Ladles and gentlefolk, registration for CanCon 2018 is now open. I've raved about how much I love this convention before now, and I will again in the future.
CanCon was my first ever literary convention. I attended it as a self-published writer, with all of one book to my name - an anthology of short stories and poems called The Dying God and Other Stories. Despite being shy, and feeling woefully inadequate, the folks at CanCon were so warm and inviting, and never made me feel lesser than.
I've returned to CanCon every year since, and it has gotten better and better every single year.
I can now safely say that many of the folks involved with the convention are, if not good friends, than folk I feel very warmly towards. I'm so proud of what CanCon has become, and I can only see it getting better and better thanks to the hard work and dedication of the team behind it. Seriously, they're awesome. They say like attracts like, and the convention is full of wonderful people. Honestly, every CanCon feels a little bit like coming home.
If ever I get successful (like, REALLY successful), and end up travelling, or if life takes me away from Ottawa, I will always make time to return to CanCon. I love it so, so much.
Honestly, if you love the world of Science Fiction and Fantasy, you really need to come to CanCon. I've had a sneak peak at their programming list, and it's so damned good. Plus you get to rub shoulders with writers of your favourite genres. There's the opportunity to find a new favourite author, too. Even better, you get to support the local SFF community.
You simply must come.
I swear, it's a wonderful time.
Also, I'll be there. Don't let that dissuade you, though. It's big enough that you will probably be able to avoid me.
Right, I have work to do.