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.