Thursday, May 27, 2010

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

and I'm not talking about Christmas, but WisCon! WisCon is the world's leading feminist science fiction convention (yes, men are still welcome). It's a really great convention for writers, as it attracts plenty of authors, editors, and agents. As if that wasn't good enough, it's held in my beloved Madison in my favorite season. (Though that doesn't guarantee good weather.) I've lost track of how many years I've been going, but I did start last century. I must admit travel has become more complicated now with a toddler, but luckily WisCon does offer good childcare for a nominal fee. Besides attending the con, we'll be meeting up with college friends and celebrating Alex's third birthday.

So, my readers, do you go to writing conventions? If so, which ones? I know they're not too hard to find for SF and romance, but what about other genres, like YA? Do you have conventions dedicated to your genre?

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend, and if you can, come back here for updates!


Anonymous said...

Enjoy! I go to the Western Washington SCBWI annual conference. Every year. Another I attend is the Surrey International Writers Con. They aren't kid lit focused, but there is much much to be learned from writers, editors and agents who attend, including Donald Maass-love his writer intensive workshop held the night before.

Barbara Ann Wright said...

I like Armadillocon in Austin, TX and Apollocon in Houston. The best is the Writer's League of Texas Conference in Austin which takes all genres and is more about the business of writing. The other two are only sci-fi.

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