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17 July 2013 @ 10:02 pm
[life] 2014 convention recommendations  
I've been thinking about what sort of goals I would like to set in 2014 (after pretty much failing to set any for 2013 because of how awful the end of 2012 was, but also after stumbling onto some goals as the year has progressed; for example, I've written for more than 100 consecutive days, and apparently I've given up soda, and now I'm working on the whole vitamin intake), and one of those things is attending conventions. I'm just not sure which ones.

So I turn to you, delightful people, for recommendations. I've only ever been to three (Wiscon a few years, Writercon once, and some local gaming conventions for one of my jobs at the time), but I'd like to do more.

Wiscon is absolutely on my list for 2014, though that's a hard time of year for me to travel, and I'm not sure how it will work out. I hope it does, though, because I loved Wiscon the times I went, and some of my favorite people are usually there, and I'd love to meet more people.

Other than that, I have no idea.

Dragon Con and SDCC are out of the picture for 2014. They are just too big for me. Someday, I want to attend each of them (in different years), but 2013 has been hard enough that I'm not going to risk pushing my people anxiety by trying to attend one of those two.

Recommendations? Thoughts? What are your favorite conventions?

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The Virgin Queen: fly - iconomicondas_hydra on July 18th, 2013 04:30 am (UTC)
There is always Sakuracon in Seattle. I've never been but it always sounds cool. There's Orycon in Oregon but I don't think it's near the level of Sakuracon.

GOAL FOR 2017: The Lost Boys 30th anniversary in Santa Cruz!
Carla M. Lee: Halloween baby werewolfcarlamlee on July 20th, 2013 08:49 pm (UTC)
ALREADY ON MY CALENDAR! GREATEST GOAL EVER!

Hmm. I have not heard of either of them, but I will look into them. Thanks!
gwynnega: Giles/Willow Anne bookgwynnega on July 18th, 2013 07:20 pm (UTC)
I had a really good time at Readercon this year. It's my favorite con besides Wiscon.
Carla M. Leecarlamlee on July 20th, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
I am hearing good things about it, though I was a little leery because of past issues. This year's program looked AWESOME though, and made me wish I'd gone. I will definitely look into it for next year.
Krisimpatienke on July 19th, 2013 01:49 am (UTC)
You could always come to Midwest PCA with me in StL in the fall. It's this year but I figure academia and it's StL so it shouldn't be too bad. It's October 11-13. Here's the link: http://mpcaaca.org/st-louis-2013/
Carla M. Leecarlamlee on July 20th, 2013 08:51 pm (UTC)
ewwww, academia. :D I will check my calendar and see what I can do.