I have a lot of fun going to science fiction conventions. People who have been my heroes and who I’ve enjoyed reading for a very long time have become my friends. There is a camaraderie that is difficult to explain to others outside the genre. So I look forward to going to these. My goals for conventions in 2012 are pretty straight-forward.
1. Attend a couple more conventions as a participant
Last year I attended Readercon and Capclave as a participant as opposed to just a regular attendee. It was a lot of fun and I hope to do it again in 2012. So far, it looks like I’ll be a participant in Readercon. Hopefully I’ll get to do it again for Capclave as well.
2. Attend my first WorldCon
I’ve already purchased my membership so it’s just a matter of working out the scheduling logistics (not as easy as you might think with 2 kids). But at this point, I expect to be at ChiCon. I’ve requested to be on panels at WorldCon but I don’t know if that will happen.
3. Attend the Nebula Weekend
It was so much fun last year, I plan to be there again in 2012. And it’s even closer to my house in 2012 which makes it all the more easier to get to!