Thursday, July 28, 2011

On Conventions

So, the DFWCon has announced when and where the 2012 convention is going to be.  It's in a completely different place than last year-- which is a good thing, since last year's hotel can best be described as functionally spartan, and that's buttering it up-- and a few months later.  I don't know why that is, but there you go.  For those who are seeking representation and can spare the time and money to go, it's worth your while.  Even though I didn't meet my agent through DFWCon (or any other convention), I still found going to be a highly valuable experience. 

Also, ArmadilloCon is coming up in a month.  I am quite excited and nervous for this one-- it's my first time on the other side of the table.  I don't have a problem with public speaking (I was at one time an actor, after all), but I will be quite aware that on any given panel that I may be on, pretty much everyone else on that panel will be someone cooler than me.  I can easily come to terms with that.  I'm an excellent spear-carrier, after all.  I also just read some excellent advice on how to behave when on a panel.  I wasn't going to be in much danger of shameless self-promotion, but it's good to have that extra reminder now. 

No comments: