Hello My Imaginary Friends,
This weekend was Can-Con. If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time you’ll know that we’re big fans.
- This Weekend is CAN-CON YAY! (2017-10-12)
- Can-Con (No Dragon Sightings) (2016-09-13)
- CAN-CON 2016 (2016-08-30)
- Reading Bites (2016-08-01)
- Can-Con Report 2015 (2015-11-03)
- Can-Con 2015 (2015-10-29)
- Can-Con loot (2014-10-14)
- Can-Con 2014 and Beyond (2014-10-07)
- Recommendation Tuesday – Can-Con (2014-09-30)
- Can-Con (2013-10-07)
- TARDIS Pictures with Can-Con Guests
It’s a fantastic convention for two reasons. The first being how attentive and open the organizers are and the second because of everyone who participates.
I spent more time chatting in the dealer’s room than attending panels this year. There are a few panels I wish I had been able to attend, but was either too burnt out or doing something else.
Highlights from Can-Con 2017
— Derek Newman-Stille (@DNewmanStille) October 15, 2017
- The Ottawa Writers community being awesome as usual
- Listening to Steven Erikson being interview by Black Gate
- My first signing session (didn’t sign anything but I was sitting next to S. M. Carrière, Steven Erikson, and Robert Sawyer, so I was in fantastic company.)
- Watching S. M. Carrière geek out about Steven Erikson
- The Renaissance reading that had a whole lot of people in it.
- Getting to Pitch Everdome to Kim-Mei Kirtland
- Having Kim-Mei Kirtland like my pitch for Everdome
- The Asexuality panel which was so full I had to tuck myself into a corner. It was really interesting and illuminating.
- The look of pure joy on an audience member when they learnt that Keladry (from the Protector of the Small) was confirmed by Tamora Pierce to be Asexual.
- Watching Dragon walking around smiling at everyone
- Learning that Tanya Huff really likes our coffee
- Meeting people that I’ve only ever interacted with online
Can-Con, for me, is about basking in the love this community has for genre writing and stories. I’m still a fledgling author and I never feel like anyone is judging. They are supportive, loving, and so kind.
Thank you to everyone who was there!