This past Saturday, I drove down to Nashville for Hypericon, a speculative fiction convention. This comes on the heels of Coyote Con, the 31-day digital conference, also focusing on speculative fiction.
Attended panels, talked to authors, bought books, had said books signed, chatted with small press publishers, and generally had a great time. Everyone was personable and the con had a relaxed atmosphere, which is perfect for shy people like me. LOL
Highlight was meeting Ramsey Campbell, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Alethea Kontis. Ramsey Campbell read two of his soon-to-be published stories. Sherrilyn and Alethea were charming and personable. I never thought I'd have an opportunity to meet these authors. Then again, I never thought I'd meet Kenneth Anger.
Other authors I met were John Everson, Sara Harvey, Allan Gilbreath, and Elizabeth Donald. The great thing is I have new books to read and new authors to discover. That's always a plus.
Looking forward to Hypericon 7.