CthulhuCon officially opened yesterday, though the first evening was mostly just registration, setup, and exploring the hotel.
We spent most of our time in the Crowne Plaza hotel bar, which seems to be how these things go. Arrive, sit in the bar for an hour, decide “We should see what else is going on,” then leave the bar and after wandering for a few minutes, rush back to the bar for its nurturing atmosphere and steady supply of alcohol and snacks.
This afternoon (2PM) I’ll be reading in an hour block with Wilum Pugmore and David Barker. I intend to read from my story “Delirium Sings at the Maelstrom Window” which will appear in Ross E. Lockhart’s upcoming anthology CTHULHU FHTAGN!
I won’t have time to read the whole story, so in the next few hours I have to decide whether to read from the beginning (and probably stop before things get really interesting) or summarize the setup and start reading from the middle.
Conventions are always a lot of fun – partly because of programmed events, and partly because it’s great to reconnect with a group of wonderful friends who haven’t seen one another in months. If you’ll be at CthulhuCon, we’ll see you there. If not, consider attending NecronomiCon in Providence in August, or the HP Lovecraft Film Fest in Portland in October!