It may not feel like it, but spring is about to do its thing and convention season will be upon us before we know it. I’ve just updated my Appearances page with the two conventions I know for certain I’ll be attending, Wizard World Chicago and Archon 32.
I’ll be missing yet another World Horror Convention, which a number of my friends will be hitting at the end of the month. This is five years straight that I’ve missed WHC following five years straight attending. Which makes me realize I’ve been at this writing crap for 10 years already. Yikes.
I’ve got a few friends asking me to come back to Hypericon this summer. Unfortunately it conflicts with Wizard World Chicago this year, so I’m not going to be able to make it. That kind of bums me out because Joe R. Lansdale is their guest of honor and I like his work. It might have been cool to chat him up about his Shen Chuan martial science, too.
Necon 2008 sold out, so that’s out of the picture. Next year I’ll have to buy my tickets early if I really want to go. The Cape Girardeau Comic Con was pretty cool last year, but with nothing new to sell I may have already saturated their audience.
Beyond that, I’m not sure. I’m still trying to get a handle on what is and isn’t coming out this year, and then I’ll be able to make a better decision on where to travel. I’m always open to recommendations.