We would like to take a moment to thank everyone involved in this year’s Confusion convention. As always, it was extremely well organized. It is always a delight to start the year with our friends at this Con.
Our own events were fun and well attended. Other notable panels which we took in included Bill Higgins’ Lucy’s Tour of the Trojan Asteroids: NASA’s Plan to Visit 11 Rocks, Reading and Writing in a Neurodiverse Universe, Coming of Age in YA, and Has the Hype Over Artificial Intelligence (AI) Art and Writing Programs Peaked?
Thank you to all who attended, especially those who came over to share a kind word.
This was actually kind of a difficult convention this year. Those who have been around here for a while know that social engagement does not come particularly easy to me. In order to combat my social anxiety, I have created an outgoing persona who is better able to deal with the demands of public speaking, engaging crowds, etc. You can always tell when I am in this mode by the kilt and hat that I have on.
Well, this year the weather, the new house, and my relative cheapness all conspired against me. Rather than getting a room at the convention hotel as usual, I drove in to the con each day. Unfortunately, this meant that I didn’t have a place to change into my, shall we say, costume. And it was just too damn cold to be walking around in a kilt.
Fortunately, I was able to tough it through the weekend. Confusion is especially wonderful for someone like me as they have a Reset Room where one can go when the stress of being around so many people threatens to overwhelm. All in all, it was a great experience, as usual.
The next convention on the horizon will be the Michigan Oddities and Horror Fest in Monroe, MI. Dragon’s Roost Press will be there selling our hearts out. Mark your calendars now!
Looking Further Ahead
Anyone who has been keeping an eye on the Dragon’s in the Wild page will note that we have added a convention to our 2024 roster. Dragon’s Roost Press will be returning to Horror Realm in Pittsburgh in March.