At the time you’re reading this, I’m at the Hugo Watch party, in the Shoreham Hotel. I’m excited to finally find out which of the many great works I’ve read will win the award and I’m a little bit anxious. Will the winners be the books I voted for? We’ll just have to wait and see. I’ll do a full report next week (maybe Wednesday instead of my normal book review?)
In the mean time, I just wanted to give a brief update on how the con has been going.
In short, it’s been awesome.
I’ve met so many interesting people and had the chance to interact with many inspiring authors (Fonda Lee and Shannon Shakraborty topping that list but with many others closely behind). A scroll through my twitter feed will more or less give you the play-by-play.
I’ve also attended a lot of great panels, talks and events. Again, I’ll do a full list later next week, but some that have already stood out to me, were the AI in Fiction panel, and Speculative Noir. I streamed several videos about how to be a better book reviewer (hopefully I can improve on that craft as well as my fiction writing). And of course, one of the highlights, the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra.
However the votes tally tonight, I’m very excited to have been a part of this event and in a lot of ways, it’s been the boost I’ve needed to continue on with my writing, and with these fan ish type events. I’m looking forward much more Sci-fi and Fantasy in the future.
Thank you DisconIII/Worldcon2021. It’s been great!
Have thoughts about how con? Let me know what they are in the comments.
Also, here’s a pretty goofy photo of me from the lobby. Enjoy!