Heading to San Diego

Today I’m boarding a flight to San Diego USA to attend my first World Fantasy Convention. Exciting!

It feels rather indulgent to be taking a trip halfway around the world simply to hobnob with other genre writers and industry professionals, but I know it will be a worthwhile experience. There will be plenty of people to meet, experts to listen to and learn from, topics to discuss — and I may even get to see a little of San Diego.

Having attended a couple of World Science Fiction Conventions in my hometown of Melbourne (1999 and 2010), I’ve long wanted to experience World Fantasy. This year it all came together because I have friends who are attending, and they happened to mention it early this year right after I’d quit my job, when it seemed like I could do anything and prioritising my writing career was high on the list. So I went home and booked my convention membership (a good thing too, because it sold out a few days later!).

It all looks fabulous — the guests of honour, the schedule, the venue . . . everything. Can’t wait.

 

4 comments

  1. Can’t wait to read the reviews! It would have been wonderful. I’m so pleased you had the courage to do it, and hopefully you made some important contacts too! 🙂

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