Last year was my first Keycon event and I really enjoyed it, even if I really only saw the vendor area and a few panels. I love the costumes and the silliness and the party elevator and just everything about it.
Sadly, it seems that this year has had more than its fair share of drama, but I’m not going to let that stop me from enjoying the event.
Keycon will be held at the Radisson Hotel on Portage Ave (Winnipeg, MB), May 17-19. You can find them online at http://www.keycon.org.
Authors of Manitoba will have a spot in the vendor room. This room is located next to the restaurant and is free to visit (you don’t need a convention pass to visit the vendors). Last year there was a great assortment of authors, artists, and crafters – fantasy headgear, paintings, nerdy clothes and accessories, awesome jewelry, and of course LOTS of books in every genre.
I will also be sitting on 2 panels this year.
Friday May 17, 9pm in Terrace East: World Building – Join me and author Carrie Vaughn for an hour of Q&A and hands-on practice. This workshop is for novelists, game designers, and LARPers.
Saturday May 18, Noon in Ambassador G: So You’ve Written Your Novel, Now What – Join me and fellow authors Laurie Smith (publishing as Laurie Adler) and Tanya Huff for lunch as we discuss editing, querying, traditional publishing, and the whole messy indie publishing scene!
This event is taking place just 10 days after the Rose Garden Series Launch so if you’re not able to attend the launch in Steinbach, swing by the vendor room and pick up your own copy of the Rose Garden Series. You can even message ahead to reserve a set, or a copy of anything else I’ve written.
See you there!