BizarroCon is a local convention I’ve really enjoyed the last few years. It takes place every autumn at McMenamins Edgefield, a site worth visiting on its own merits, even if there’s no BizarroCon happening.
It’s on the smaller side, as conventions go, and certainly one of the friendlier and more intimate events I’ve attended. The readings and several of the events occur in this separate building called the Ad House, but panels and the vending room and the Saturday evening banquet and awards take over a good chunk of the main hotel.
Above, I am reading in the Ad House last year (photo by Ross E. Lockhart).
I will be in attendance for a few hours Thursday night, and all day Friday and Saturday, and until mid-afternoon Sunday. My participation in the programming will include:
THE WORD HORDE READING HOUR—Ross Lockhart, Michael Griffin, Nathan Carson, and Tiffany Scandal. (Location: The Ad House)
WORLD BUILDING AND ATMOSPHERE (Mod—Ross Lockhart, Mike Griffin, Kevin L. Donihe, Laura Lee Bahr, Autumn Christian, Eric Hendrixson)—Bizarro fiction is known for its surreal landscapes and unconventional settings. How do you create a strange world while still keeping your story grounded and accessible to readers? This panel of writers will share their approaches to world building. (Location: The Barley Room)
Link to the complete schedule:
I’ll post pictures on my Instagram and Facebook feeds, for those who are curious but can’t attend. Those of you who will be present, I look forward to seeing you!