Conestoga 10 was mucho fun. Met up with old friends Chris Fulbright, Angie Hawkes, Craig Wolf & Family, and … well several others. Maggie Bonham did a podcast interview with me that I’m sure will be, ummm, interesting. She also gave me a crash course on podcast audio books that was very intriguing. Definitely something to look into.
I met Deb LeBlanc. Wow. Fascinating lady. She’s running for HWA president, ya know. Hell of an author, too. She read the first chapter of her latest novel, A House Divided, and it was captivating. I’ll have to get a copy.
Stayed up too late Saturday night/Sunday morning going to various room parties before me, Kim, Chris and Angie ended up in me and Kim’s room. We drank. We swapped. We drank some more. (I’m just messing with ya, Ron. There was no swapping. Really. No, I wouldn’t tell you if there was.)
Pretty much every panel I was on had somebody on it who kinda dominated the thing. I thought a couple of ladies on one panel were gonna duke it out. On another, one guy insisted on relating every detail to every book he’d written as answers to questions. Somehow I didn’t get on the one horror panel, and most of the sci-fi people seem to see horror as the bastard child of the speculative fiction herd.
Which is probably why all us horror folk ended up spending so much time together. Which is fine by me. All in all it was a good weekend, and I think Kim even had fun.
Unfortunately, I knew what was waiting for me at the end of it … Monday and the accursed NTPAW conference. I learned a lot today, but very little of it came from the speakers at the workshop.
The countdown to Horrorfind begins in earnest now. Less than two weeks. All horror, all the time!
Anybody else excited about this Meat Loaf news?