Albacon By Neil Clarke On 09/03/2006 In Uncategorized Just confirmed that we’ll have a table in the dealer’s room at Albacon next month. Are any of you going to be there? albacon Previous Another Clarkesworld Magazine Update Next Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 1 16 Comments Add Comment → elaine_brennan most certainly. 09/03/2006 Reply wyrmadmin If you’ve been there before, any thoughts on what to expect? 09/05/2006 Reply elaine_brennan Albacon tends towards the small and very relaxed. Yhey generally have quite a strong program and a good art show. And most of us do vast gobs of damage to our wallets in the dealers room … 09/05/2006 Reply wyrmadmin Sounds like a good con. Are the dealers mostly booksellers? 09/05/2006 Reply jpsorrow I’ll be there. Along with Patricia Bray () and Jennifer Dunne (). If you’d like any of us to sign books for you and/or the website, bring them along. 09/03/2006 Reply wyrmadmin Great! Haven’t been to an Albacon before. What kind of crowd do they get there? 09/05/2006 Reply jennifer_dunne Small crowd — few hundred — with most of the RPG gamers split off to a gaming conference that occurs at the same time (at least in previous years…one never knows with conference schedules) so it’s focused more on books and media. Seems to have a fairly high pro-to-fan ratio. (That might be because all the gamers were elsewhere) Not much in the way of costumes. Excellent ice cream social Friday night. Strong art show and dealers’ room, considering the size of the con. Tricia? Josh? Any additions/corrections? 09/05/2006 Reply wyrmadmin So it’s two cons in one? Odd, but smart. Ice cream, yet another perk! I’m trying to figure out what to bring to the con, so if there are holes you’ve noticed in the offerings there in prior years, it would certainly be of interest to me. I’ve been thinking of bringing a good assortment of signed books, a few recent releases and con guest’s books. 09/05/2006 Reply pbray Cool! I’ll be there, and and are coming as well. 09/04/2006 Reply pbray Hee, see Joshua already beat me to a response. And people try to claim we’re not twins… 09/04/2006 Reply wyrmadmin They do? 🙂 09/05/2006 Reply carpe_libris Absolutey, along with MMead. 09/04/2006 Reply wyrmadmin Have you been to an Albacon before? This will be my first. 09/05/2006 Reply melissajm Sorry I’m late to the party! I just discovered this thread. Albacon was my first ever con, and I love it. It’s small enough to be magageable and friendly, but lots of writers attend, and they have some interesting panels. Oh, and ice cream. 😉 I’m usually quite shy, and when I first went (2002) I was shaking in my boots at the thought of being in the same room with Real Writers. Next thing I knew I was chatting with Josepha Sherman (to whom I’ll be forever grateful for being both a Real Writer and a Real Person.) I’ve met all kinds of great people there (some of whom are on this thread.) It made writing seem both magical and possible. Now they’ve got me doing panels. Yeah, they’ve won me over. 😉 09/27/2006 Reply wyrmadmin Sounds great! Guess I’ll miss some fun panels while I’m working in the dealer’s room, but at least I won’t miss the ice cream! 09/27/2006 Reply carpe_libris Sorry!!!! Boy am I late responding! BOB hasn’t. Moonchild, Old Blood and Guts, and Dragon all have been, and are going this year. Two of them will be panelists. Go to the web-site below for their listings. Carpe Libris Web-site 09/26/2006 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.