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Getting My Sci-Fi Con Groove On: The IllogiCon Schedule

Posted on: January 12, 2018

Holy moley, this weekend I am appearing on a number of panels at the local science fiction convention known as IllogiCon!

This year marks my 4th year attending. IllogiCon has connected me with local writers, and writers’ groups and allowed me to meet editors and publishers that I wouldn’t have met otherwise. Attending IllogiCon also keeps me current on emerging trends in speculative fiction and media. I always look forward to meeting up with writers and creative folk that I only see here.

I’ve moderated panels, appeared as a guest on panels and this year I will give a reading from my novella, Reenu-You. I pushed myself to sign up for more panels and on a diverse array of topics than I have in the past. I’ll also participate in the con’s “office hours”—a new feature where writers hang out, meet and greet and maybe even sell a few books. For visitors, I’ll have chocolate on hand!

Here’s my schedule of panels, etc.:

#Hustle: Author Newsletters and More –6pm Friday

Anthologies: How they Pick ‘Em and How to Get In – 10 am Saturday

Reading!-11 am Saturday

“Office hours”-4:30-5:30

Afrofuturist Fiction and Trends –11am Sunday

Mothers and Daughters-12pm Sunday

What Should We Be Reading?-2pm Sunday

If you’re local and love science fiction media check out the schedule for this wonderful con.

And, wish me luck with my reading and office hours!

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2 Responses to "Getting My Sci-Fi Con Groove On: The IllogiCon Schedule"

Michele – this looks like a lot of fun. Wish I’d known about it earlier so I could be there to hear your reading and enjoy the con. Maybe next year for me. Meantime, congratulations on your panelist role(s) and have a great time!

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Hey Michael, Thanks for this comment. Yes, IllogiCon is really a great experience. I didn’t realize that you also wrote/were interested in speculative stuff. Great to meet a fellow traveler in that regard!

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