This year for President’s Day weekend (and Valentine’s day!) I’m heading for the San Francisco Writers Conference. I’ve been going to fan conventions since I was literally in the womb, but I’ve never been to a formal conference before. We’re a little over a week away and I’m polishing up my pitch, researching the guests and looking forward to an amazing experience.
The last year or so has opened my eyes to the incredible support writers offer each other through social media — blogging, Twitter, Facebook, etc. I’ve met some really stellar and encouraging people. In the last few days I’ve been chatting with YA character-crafter Lisa DiDio, and my fellow martial artist Lorna Suzuki about their conference experience and how to prepare. I made a lot of new friends at Convolution and I’m already jumping at the chance to do it again.
If you’re in the neighborhood and want to swing by the conference, come say hello!
Questions about conferences vs conventions? Ideas for what I can ask agents or editors? Tips for me? Let me know in the comments.