May 19, 2014

Monday Pep Rally: Cons!

Since we've all gotten so used to getting our thoughts down in 140 characters - and it's fun to keep the conversation flowing - we've take the Pep Rally to twitter! Every Monday, we host a twitter chat and we'd love you to join in. Just keep an eye out for the #MisfitPepRally hashtag!

I've just come back from the RT Booklovers Convention in New Orleans, and I'm already gearing up for my next (BookCon, where I'll be speaking about Diversity in kidlit, come all!), so I've been thinking a lot about cons.

See, I love cons. I've been to a fair few over the past twelve months. SCBWI, World Fantasy, RT, and I have a good number still lined up too. It really is one of my favorite things in terms of travel. I may not go to many panels but I love the atmosphere, the likeminded people, the chances to meet new friends.

But at the same time, going conning is a surprisingly extrovert activity for a lot of us introvert writers.

So that makes me wonder: how do *you* feel about cons? Have you ever been or do you plan to go? What is your favorite part of going to cons? 

(And maybe most importantly: where will I get to see you?! :D)


Stephsco said...

Each year, RT appeals to me more. When it was in Chicago I saw the price and balked, thinking that was a bit much for a romance fan convention when I wasn't that into romance. However, I had no idea they had stuff for writers and didn't really get how wide of a scope the romance was--now I am pretty steeped in that culture (a member of RWA) so I'm bummed I missed RT when it was nearby. I'd really like to go when I have a book to promote!

I will probably go to RWA Nationals again next year when it's in New York. I've been to comic cons in Portland, OR and Chicago area and may go to the Chicago one again. I love the atmosphere, but my husband has to take breaks from the comic con's main floor b/c he gets overwhelmed.

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