I made some decisions about attendance of upcoming science fiction conventions over the next 6-8 months or so.
I will be attending Capclave 2007 in Rockville, Maryland (a mere half hour from my house). I will also be attending Boskone 45, in Boston over Presidents Day weekend 2008. I will not, however, be attending the World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs, NY. Scheduling and other factors make it too difficult for me to make there in November, which is too bad because Joe Haldeman is scheduled to be there and it would have been nice to get a chance to meet him.
Last night, I booked my hotel room at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel where Boskone is being held. I’m staying two nights and I cashed in 20,000 Starwood Preferred Guest points for my room which saved me about $400. I need to book my travel up there; I will probably take the Acela. I paid for my membership to the convention so, except for travel, I’m all set.
I still have to sign up for Capclave, but I’ll do that later today or this week. Scott Edelman will be there and so I’ll finally have a chance to meet him in person. Ellen Datlow will there and so I will get a chance to meet her. And Edmund Schubert, editor of IGMS, will also be there so I’ll get a chance to see him again, too.