Hello, again…and welcome back,
Here is a little update for you all about my upcoming appearance at the ConClave Science Fiction Convention. Click here for the full site and all the details of the event, happing October 9 – 11, 2015. Personally, I will only be able to attend on Saturday, October 10th, but have an even more busy day now planned than mentioned in the previous post.
This will be my itinerary:
12 pm – Self-editing…how much to do yourself before paying someone else
1 pm – Round Robin – a bunch of authors take turns reading scenes from their works, give each other some feedback, and welcome lots of audience participation
2 pm – Story Structure – what will work best for you? …attend and find out!
4 pm – “The Match Game” – a Moderator reads a line from a sci-fi book or movie to 3 authors and the audience. Each author writes down their guess, then every audience member who matches one of the author answers gets a point. I’m assuming whomever gets the most points gets a prize 8^)
Well, hoping very much to see you all there. I will have my fancy new business cards on hand, aside from myself, but that is about it for the promo biz until later this year.
Dateline: October 20, 2015 – Update…
So, I went to ConClave with some pretty big expectations, but unfortunately these were not met. The issue? Attendance. I was advised to expect anywhere from 250 – 500 people at the event, but I would be surprised if there were even 50 people there. In each session, there were about 6 people in the audience. The highlight of the day was “The Match Game” which drew more like 15 attendees…and I had fun with the other panelists. Guess I’ll chalk this up to a lessons learned event. At least I got to sign one guy’s program book. A little bit of something is better than a whole lot of nothing.
Ciao for now, Stephen~