It's Coming! It's Coming!

With the ridiculous weather we’ve had this winter, we all need to treat ourselves to something fun and RavenCon is just the ticket.  Coming up the weekend of April 9th, this is an inexpensive way to have a good time, whether you’re a single, a couple or a bus-sized family.  Geared mostly to fantasy and science fiction fans, it also appeals to horror and mystery afficionados, and you don’t have to be a regular con-goer to enjoy participating.

We’ve been the new book dealer in the Dealers Room since  RavenCon started (hard to believe this is #4) and we’re thrilled to be part of it again even though we had to close our storefront last fall.  This year, we have a crop of great returning writers and some nifty new ones, especially one of our favorite adult/young adult crossover fantasy authors, Guest of Honor Rachel Caine.  Ms. Caine has three current series as well as numerous other novels and short stories in some of the urban fantasy world’s most popular anthologies.  If you’ve never tried her, you’ll love her!

In the author realm, besides those published by the bigger houses and thus easy to find, you’ll also see many who are self-published and with small independent publishers.  You’ll come across old favorites as well as the newly published; perhaps the best is the author who has been visible to you for years while she or he has been working on that novel that is now, FINALLY, published.   The excitement rolling off that writer is palpable and infectious.  Just think, you can say “I knew her when she first started out.”  That copy of her first book you just bought at RavenCon 2010 will someday be a collectible and you’ll be able to talk about the time you spent with her while she signed it 😉

RavenCon is one of the best small cons because it IS small.  You’ll run into everybody you want to see sooner or later and, in the meantime, have a great time at the panels, in the gaming room, at the masquerade, on and on.  An added bonus—this year is the first at a new location, the Holiday Inn Koger Center.  I know from conferences during a past career that this hotel knows how to host something like this and I’m really looking forward to being there.

Don’t Miss It!

RavenCon 2010

It’s Coming! It’s Coming!

With the ridiculous weather we’ve had this winter, we all need to treat ourselves to something fun and RavenCon is just the ticket.  Coming up the weekend of April 9th, this is an inexpensive way to have a good time, whether you’re a single, a couple or a bus-sized family.  Geared mostly to fantasy and science fiction fans, it also appeals to horror and mystery afficionados, and you don’t have to be a regular con-goer to enjoy participating.

We’ve been the new book dealer in the Dealers Room since  RavenCon started (hard to believe this is #4) and we’re thrilled to be part of it again even though we had to close our storefront last fall.  This year, we have a crop of great returning writers and some nifty new ones, especially one of our favorite adult/young adult crossover fantasy authors, Guest of Honor Rachel Caine.  Ms. Caine has three current series as well as numerous other novels and short stories in some of the urban fantasy world’s most popular anthologies.  If you’ve never tried her, you’ll love her!

In the author realm, besides those published by the bigger houses and thus easy to find, you’ll also see many who are self-published and with small independent publishers.  You’ll come across old favorites as well as the newly published; perhaps the best is the author who has been visible to you for years while she or he has been working on that novel that is now, FINALLY, published.   The excitement rolling off that writer is palpable and infectious.  Just think, you can say “I knew her when she first started out.”  That copy of her first book you just bought at RavenCon 2010 will someday be a collectible and you’ll be able to talk about the time you spent with her while she signed it 😉

RavenCon is one of the best small cons because it IS small.  You’ll run into everybody you want to see sooner or later and, in the meantime, have a great time at the panels, in the gaming room, at the masquerade, on and on.  An added bonus—this year is the first at a new location, the Holiday Inn Koger Center.  I know from conferences during a past career that this hotel knows how to host something like this and I’m really looking forward to being there.

Don’t Miss It!

RavenCon 2010