I'm over at Black Gate Magazine today, talking about a pretty cool thing my local SFF community has managed to do for us.
I am a member of my local SFF writing community here in Ottawa (Canada, just to be clear). Thanks to the raging pandemic, we did not have our annual gathering of incredible minds and imaginations that is Ottawa's own Can*Con. I find the press and bustle of people incredibly stressful, but this convention is always so enjoyable, I risk a panic attack every year just to attend. I love it.
Thankfully, the organizers of Can*Con haven't left us entirely floundering in the dark. They are live-streaming incredibly thoughtful panels on YouTube every so often, and the Facebook group is pretty active with articles and sometimes even book recommendations.
Our humble little community is genuinely lovely to be a part of. I'm terribly glad for it. One of my favourite things, though, is something that I've only done once thus far, that the organizers of Can*Con has set up for its members.