Let me just say that two cons in two weekends separated by 1500 miles is completely insane. When those cons are driven to and not flown to?
What was I thinking?
But it was worth doing. Multiverse and then MileHiCon were lots of fun. Great panels, fantastic attendees, and I got to meet in meatspace so many of the friends I've gotten to know over the past few years!
So what's next?
TusCon 49 in Tucson, AZ, November 11-13!
This is another smallish con, but I find I like them. I want to spend time talking to people; I want to connect with them and get to know them and find out what sort of things they enjoy. I can't do that in a huge con, rushing from A to B to C and hustling for every sale.
If you want to join me, go to the first page of this website. You'll find a link to buy a membership!
What does 2023 look like right now? These are the cons I'm either confirmed for or want to get back to:
January: ARISIA (Jan 13-16) and COSine (Jan 20-22) (Yes, I'm doing it again, two cons in ten days)
February: Superstars Writing Seminars (February 9-11, Craft Day on 8th) (if you're an author, you really need to look into this for yourself)
June: ConQuesT (June 2-4), FanExpo Denver (June 30-July 2)
September: CoKoCon (Sept 1-4)
October: MileHiCon (date TBD)
Now, I'm going to bore you a little bit. Hang on.
Cons are usually break-evens for me - which means I sell enough books to make back what I spend on the hotel, food, transportation, and the book re-orders. If I can make a little profit, great! But the biggest things are:
a) Getting to talk to fans one-on-one;
b) Being on panels and having something to contribute; and
c) Networking with other authors
After all, at this point, I'm a professional author. I write, edit, format, publish, and advertise my books. I edit for other authors. Those things manage to cover my expenses and make a little money for groceries and things like that.
But it's not Stephen King money. It's not Sarah Maas money.
Which brings me to the ask.
ARISIA is a big deal.
It's the largest sci-fi con in New England. They've had serious guests there, and being invited is a huge honor by itself. I'd be a fool not to accept, so I said yes.
And as a huge bonus, I'll get to see my parents, who live in Boston, and possibly my brother and his family (who live nearby), and maybe even a couple of my kids (who live further away).
Going to ARISIA isn't cheap.
I don't even know if I'll have a vendor table to try to sell some of my own books!
So I need your help.
I've set up a GoFundMe, and it's open for donations now! Even if you can only spare a dollar, that helps make a dent in the pile I need.
You can click on the logo above or the button below for the GoFundMe
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