I am back from WorldCon 74, also known as MidAmericon 2, which was held in Kansas City, Missouri from August 17-21! I am back into my normal swing of things and trying to work my way back into the normal everyday types of things that WorldCon wasn’t.
The Nebula awards are one of the two big awards you can win in speculative fiction (the other being the Hugo awards). The Nebulas are put on by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), and include not only the big, fancy, academy award-style award ceremony, but also a conference for professional writers.
written by Shane Halbach
Despite trying to be a serious writer for more than 5 years now, it has never occurred to me to attend a con. Writing has always been a very solitary activity for me, and sometimes I have this thing where going to do something just sounds like so much work (I think it’s called laziness). On the other hand, I’m a raging extrovert who is energized by being around people. Enter WisCon.
written by Kate Heartfield
Attending a convention with a four-year-old is a surreal experience.
One moment youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re just hoping to make it to the sweets table at the TARDIS tea party before the next meltdown; the next (after youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve put the toddler to bed) youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re watching a podcast panel discuss the underrated charms of The Temple of Doom in X-rated language.
Ad Astra, held in Toronto, is one of CanadaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s major annual conventions, with a literary bent. It has been around since 1980. This was my second time there, and like last year, I went with my partner and our son.