Posts Tagged ‘Seanan McGuire’
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010Preparing for the first day of Worldcon, I had a vague intuition that taking my laptop with me, as I’d done for the Melbourne Writers’ Festival, might not be the most judicious approach. Instead, I decided, I would rely on my trusty notebook, returning home each evening to belt out a blog before drinks and dinner. Even if I only managed three pieces of writing over five days, I told myself, it was still an acceptable ratio. Whatever experiences I had as part of my first ever fantasy convention would be documented for posterity: thought-provoking panels, literary encounters and book recommendations all laid out to the best of my deadline-meeting abilities. Never mind the fact that I was scheduled for participation in eight panels, a signing and a reading – the internet would have its due.
In the twenty-twenty vision of hindsight, my mistake was assuming I had any idea what attending a convention would entail.