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Discussion in 'Marketing' started by Ankari, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Butterfly

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  2. Ankari

    Ankari Hero Breaker Moderator

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    Awesome list there Butterfly. I've also want people to suggest some book and writing conventions. There was one such book convention that I read about, but I forgot to list it here. They had a few fantasy writers attending it, with panels and such. I need to find it again, it looked interesting.
     
  3. Ankari

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    Balticon: May 24-27, 2013 in Baltimore, MD

    Chicon: August 30th through September 3rd in the Hyatt Regency in Chicago

    Lone Star Con: August 29th through September 2nd, 2013 in San Antonio Texas
     
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  4. CupofJoe

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    Okay - I'm a Newbie...
    But what happens at a Con?
    All I know is what I've learnt from "The Big Bang Theory" and that might not be a reliable source...
     
  5. Ankari

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    Conventions are an amazing experience. First, everyone is a nerd, just like you. Second, everyone competes to be the biggest nerd (dressing up in costumes) so there is little shame.

    But more importantly, you have:

    • Published authors that you can meet and talk.
    • Artists that you can meet and possible make arrangements to hire for your next novel.
    • Panels that are hosted by authors where they discuss various subjects beneficial to any aspiring writer.
    • Panels hosted by publishing companies that will give you tips on how to get into the industry.
    • I had a couple authors offering to critique my work (5 chapters worth) if I had it with me. I didn't (it was my first convention, I didn't know).
     
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  6. Zero Angel

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    Dragon*Con is next weekend in Atlanta.

    Found that and Chicon in my searches only to come here and be annihilated with the Wiki article Butterfly linked :p

    Best part about the wiki article is the fact that you can sort by date!
     
  7. Ankari

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    Jordancon: April 19-21 in Roswell, GA (Doubletree Hotel)
     
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    You can always put on your own. Just be prepared to give up your family, friends, spare time, and sanity for six months to a year.
     
  9. Butterfly

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  11. Steerpike

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    Elizabeth Hand and Charles de Lint along make it worth going to.
     
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