My thoughts on WorldCon

First, I missed almost everything. I mismanaged my time at the con dreadfully, but I learned a lot.

We stayed at a cheap hotel, which seemed like a good idea at the time, but considering the parking and the distance that meant walking, led to parties being out of the equation. Since this is where a lot of the networking gets done, that caused me to miss a lot of opportunities. Next time, I’ll know better.

I expected to have to work the dealer’s table, but it was covered, so that meant the incessant checking I did to see if I was needed just made my husband irritated and made me miss panels that might have been interesting.

I did have programming, which was a good thing, but was dismayed to see how many others who were more qualified to do so didn’t have any. Perhaps it needed more balancing.

I met some wonderful people–friends who had previously been only internet acquaintances, and others who were entirely new. That was my favorite part. I also got to spend time with old friends, and that was awesome as well.

And it was fun to whip out the old monster (seen here with rose) to collect a new bunch of autographs. Okay, so this was the third book…but they are all brothers.

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It garnered its usual oohs and aahs.

 

Sitting in the Hugo awards was awe-inspiring, and it firmed my resolve to work even harder next year!

So, not the in-depth analysis I have been reading off and on since the convention, but there is my WorldCon report. 🙂

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored eight novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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