So, now that I’m signed up to go to Portland Oregon in May for World Horror Convention (cf. February 28), what did I do but buy a membership Sunday for the North American Science Fiction Convention in Detroit this July.  NASFiC is the “local” equivalent of the World Science Fiction Convention — last gone to by me two years ago in Chicago (see September 3 2012, et al.) — held in addition to the regular WorldCon in years when it’s located overseas, as it will be this year about a month later in London England.  A little bit far for me to travel (remember, I’m a writer, it’s not like I’m in a high-paying profession 😉 ).  However Detroit is so close that the least expensive way for me to get there by air is by first flying to Atlanta Georgia (the site, I believe, for 2015’s World Horror Con, but that’s getting ahead of myself), then from Atlanta to Detroit.  I am looking into alternate plans on this.

Part of the reason of course is to flog THE TEARS OF ISIS, in this the year of its/my fame as a Stoker nominee and, along those lines, I have some hope of making it to World Fantasy Convention in Washington DC in November as well.  That one, though, is in part contingent on friends tentatively planning to go there too, thus going by car and sharing hotel costs.

But that is then and now is now — and, public relations aside, the important thing for me to remember (especially when figuring out logistics on that Detroit one) is that these conventions are also fun.


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