The Genre Con panels and workshops were great, all aimed at published authors either dealing with the craft or the industry. (I made lots of notes). But the best thing for me was catching up with my writing friends.
The purpose of the con, to cross-pollinate between the genres, is something I’ve been doing for the last 20 years, having been a published across the genres from children’s fiction (around 30 books from early readers through to YA), romance (fantasy-romance), SF and F (Fantasy novels, Sf and Horror short stories), and crime (paranormal-crime). So I was madly introducing people and making new friends.
Here I am with PM Newton. Pam was on the World Building Panel which I chaired, along with Anna Campbell and Joe Abercrombie. (There was much laughter and some blushing due to Anna’s suggestion regarding Mr Darcy).
So I’m looking forward to Genre Con next year.