Years ago I was looking for a fun trip my son and I could take together. I discovered something called Dragon*Con—a fan conference held annually in Atlanta. It seemed perfect and it turned out to be amazing. For me, there was a writing workshop taught by A. C. Crispin. For my son, it had every kind of gaming.
I go back often for the writers workshops and the dark fantasy and SciFi lit tracks. Once I’m there an endless array of delights compete for my attention. There are fan tracks for most any SciFi franchise you might enjoy. There are tracks for science and hackers, music performances and of course the costumes. I don’t do the costumes myself, but I love to soak up the creative energy and imagination.
There are other conferences out there—all types. The biggest fan con is Comic Con in CA. There are tiny cons in cities everywhere. There are professional conferences, like the RWA National Conference I attended earlier this summer. They all have different things to offer, but they all have one thing in common—they bring together with similar interests and in my book that is pretty fabulous.
Dragon*Con is just a few weeks away and my son and I will be going together again after a few years where we couldn’t booth make it at the same time. I’m really looking forward to the trip.
Do you attend any conferences? If so, tell us about them…what do you recommend?