11 November 2014

Post Conference Report, or I don’t Need a Nap Every Day Now

It’s a little more than a week a few weeks after Nimrod Journal’s Conference for Readers and Writers, and I’m happy to report that it was a big success! (It was a week when I originally wrote this. But then I got sick, so you’re getting this now.) All our writer guests were amazing to talk to and learn from, and I was especially thrilled to get to meet Malinda Lo. Her class on the 5 Foundations of Fantasy Worldbuilding was awesome, and she is as giving and interesting in person as she is online. I’m really glad to have had the chance to spend some time with her.

I’m also happy to report that last weekend marked the first two consecutive days in a row since then that I didn’t require a nap to maintain normal human function. Running a conference is hard work, folks. Next time you’re at one, make sure to thank the con chair if you happen to see them. They might only have a second to talk to you (seriously, I always feel like I’m inside a tiny personal hurricane when I’m running the workshop), but they’ll really appreciate it.  I’m very grateful that all of the participants at Nimrod’s conference seemed happy to be there and were understanding of the small hiccups that happen at any event.

Now that the conference is finished, I’m looking forward to getting back to my own work. And I’ve got exciting news to announce soon, so stay tuned!