Tomorrow I’m hopping the Amtrak up to Boston to spend the weekend at Readercon!
Readercon is the first Con I ever attended, and one I’ve gone back to year after year. I like it (obviously). It’s small. The writing track is emphasized. Lots of cool people usually attend, and it’s not too far from New York so it doesn’t feel like a massive production to go.
This year there are a number of panels I’m really excited about, including one about incorporating Anthropology and fiction, one on re-imagining protagonist agency, another on writing cities (a topic I can never seem to get enough of), and one on unexamined assumptions in Science Fiction.
There also look to be a few panels that might provide inspiration for my current writing projects, including one on time travel and another on paranormal diseases.
Plus, lots of good friends from VP and Paradise Lost will be there. So, should be fun!
I may post some musings and updates while on the road, so check back soon!