Monday, September 15, 2014

Gatherings and Cons

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So the Gaslight Gathering is taking place here in San Diego on the 18th-20th and I am so trying to go!  It looks like a lot of fun and its STEAMPUNK!  I don't know about you, but when I find a group of people that like the same thing I do...I get happy.

I'm not only an avid reader of the genre, I also write it, so I love seeing all the inspirational cosplay ideas and creative twists on favorite characters.

Attending these events can be a shot in the arm if you're struggling with a current project or if you just want to geek out.

Some more cons to consider this next year are Dragon Con which focuses on fiction/fantasy as well as comics and gaming.

Anime Expo of course has manga, anime, and other graphic novels. If you write for these genres you don't want to miss this one.

And finally, the biggies...Comicon and Wondercon are both great places to both fangirl (or guy) out AND get your writer fix for pure creativity.

The reason I bring these conferences up now is because you should start now if you plan to attend any of these as a vendor or a fan.  Particularly the big ones, you need to get a member ID as soon as...well, now.

What do you do to get back in the creative groove?

EDIT: Some of you have pointed out that I overlooked Scare-A-Con. It focuses on horror, movies, and pop culture. They have a "Massacre-ade Ball" complete with zombies. You can be a vendor there or go as a fan to hobnob with horror movie writers and actors. Sounds fun!

4 comments:

DEZMOND said...

I bet it will be ubber fun!

Liz A. said...

Gaslight? Is that in the Gaslight Quarter? San Diego has such great locations.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've been invited as an author, but it's been a while since I went to a con. I know my publisher sends promotional material to many of the science fiction ones.
There are certainly enough out there to choose from!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Dez - Yes, I'm guessing so. I hope I can go.

Liz - I believe so. San Diego has a lot a great attractions.

Alex - How cool you were invited! I've only ever gone to cons as a fan. :)