I've heard a lot in the past few years about various bookish conventions, and I'm very excited to be heading to my first one this week! I'm heading to Brighton for the World Fantasy Convention.
There are loads of authors that I'm excited to see, doing readings, panels, and signings. I've made sure there are fresh batteries for my camera, and I'm planning on taking lots of photos. It's also going to be a great chance to catch up with some of my online friends who I either haven't seen for far too long, or have yet to meet in person. There are many plans for meet ups in the bar :)
Some high points I'm looking forward to:
- Seeing Patrick Rothfuss
- Seeing Scott Lynch
- Exploring the 'dealers room' and looking at the books and other geeky fun things
- Hearing some agents and publishers I'm interested in take part in several panels
- Exploring the town of Brighton itself - I've never been there before
It's going to be a very jam-packed few days, but I'm so stoked for this. I'm planning on doing a few posts when I get back about the various events.
If you're going, let me know!