So Monday was the snap-back from my return to Richmond â€” RavenCon. It was a great weekend with an additional bonus of Pip and myself hijacking award-winner Elizabeth BearÂ to show her a few sights from my hometown. We left the con at 2 oâ€™clock and didnâ€™t return her until 6:15.
What did we do in four hours?
- Proper Pie Company
- The Poe Museum
- The Main Street Station
- Blue Bee Cidery (Tasting and Tour)
It was not only quality time with a friend, but a good sampling of what Richmond had to offer.
I planÂ to write about the weekend â€” especially onÂ the exceptional KidsTrackÂ which followed a S.H.I.E.L.D. Training theme â€” but presently I am looking ahead to this coming weekend: the Silver Edition of DemiCon. Iâ€™m feeling the butterflies kick as Iâ€™ll be reuniting with old friends, meeting new ones for the first time, and fulfilling a role Iâ€™ve never held before at a convention.
At DemiCon 25, I am being welcomed as the eventâ€™s Guest of Honor, or GoH.
Following my first year experiencing the con scene, I made the GoH distinction one of those â€œThat would be coolâ€¦â€ goals in my career. Why? It would have been an indication that to the organizers and staff of a particular convention, my stories held a special place. Not a bad benchmark to reach for, I figured. After a few years of con-hopping, I assumed my first GoHÂ would beÂ an event I frequented. Maybe? Then, on going full time in writing, the notion fell to the bottom of my priorities list, beaten out by other items like new titleÂ development and paying bills.
Imagine my surprise when it was DemiCon, an event I attended only once, that would be the first to extend this distinctionÂ to me. Imagine my surprise growing when I found out it would be for their 25th anniversary.
No pressure there, Morris. [Read more…] about Achievement Unlocked: My First Con (DemiCon 25) as Guest of Honor