In just a few days I’ll be attending SpikeCon, this year’s NASFiC, out in Utah. As I push to get this issue ready before attending, I received my schedule of panels. One of which is the topic of Flash Fiction. I continue to try to push more panels on the topic of this great form of fiction, and I look forward to the discussion to be had.
I love attending conventions. There is much to be learned and I often see old friends and make new ones. SpoCon in Spokane last year was especially fruitful for me. I made some great friends there and I look forward to seeing them again this year. Also, SpoCon got me back into speaking at panels.
If there is one thing I enjoy more than attending panels, it is being on panels. I love sharing with the enthusiastic fans. I also have found that the large national and international conventions are a blast, but the local ones are more close knit. They both offer a great environment. Plus, local cons allow you to get the con experience but without some of the travel costs.
So I encourage you to attend your local cons. Support fandom. And if you’d like to see me attend one of your conventions, feel free to suggest my name. I always look forward to seeing the amazing fandoms out there!
Richard Flores IV