ReaderCon This Weekend

I’ve been so busy with real life this past few weeks, time has flown by. Almost two weeks since the release of The Human Alchemy, and already it’s time to head out to ReaderCon.

If you’ll be at ReaderCon, I’ll see you there. If you’re not, I’ll try to post photos. Heading out tonight… ready or not!

ReaderCon 2017

This Thursday through Sunday I’ll be at ReaderCon, a convention I first attended in 2014 and enjoyed so much I’ve been back every year since.

Here’s a photo from that first visit, with Paul Tremblay, Justin Steele and Michael Cisco. Jeffrey Thomas is in the room too, taking the photo with my camera.

This year I’ll be rooming with Justin Steele and Michael Wehunt. Last year, we stayed at a different hotel a few miles away, and while that worked OK, I’m very relieved to be staying in the con hotel itself again this year. I look forward to seeing many good friends, and meeting some of you for the first time!

ReaderCon This Weekend

This coming weekend (actually Thursday through Sunday) I’ll be at ReaderCon in Burlington, MA.

Last year’s ReaderCon was my first, and I had a great time. It seems to be a less “fannish” convention than most. Almost everyone I met was a writer, editor, publisher, reviewer. I’m not attending as a guest, though, and won’t be part of any programming, though I plan to check out a few readings and panels. I’ll probably spend a lot of time in the bar, and take plenty of pictures.

The Shirley Jackson Awards are on the final day of ReaderCon. Last year, I was very pleased to accept the “Best Edited Anthology” SJA for Joseph S. Pulver Sr. for The Grimscribe’s Puppets. In that same category this year, I’ll be rooting for The Children of Old Leech, edited by Ross E. Lockhart, and my roommate at ReaderCon, Justin Steele.

As with any convention, the aspect I’m most anticipating is reconnecting with friends, and meeting new ones. If you’re attending, I’ll see you there!