MileHiCon is a get-together of speculative fiction enthusiasts. For three days, movies play, costumed fans show off, vendors pray for sales, and artists engage their audiences on panels and for ceremonies.
Typical activities for a convention.
What interests me more, however, is that authors and editors set aside time every year to help new and aspiring writers.
This is especially enticing when one sees the the literary professionals on the guest list. Here is a teaser, based on information from the con’s Website.
Author Guests of Honor:
Author of the Deryni series, The Adept series, The Templar series and many other novels.
Author of the Morganville Vampire series, Weather Warden series, Outcast Season series, Red Letter Days and other novels.
Toastmaster: Paolo Bacigalupi (Yay!)
His novel, The Windup Girl, won the 2010 Hugo, John W. Campbell, and Locus awards for Best Novel.
Mario Acevedo * Kevin J. Anderson (Sat.) * Sarah Hoyt (Sat.) * Rebecca Lickiss * Rebecca Moesta (Sat.) * Laura E. Reeve * Melinda Snodgrass * Jeanne Stein * Eric James Stone * James Van Pelt * Carrie Vaughn * Many, many more.
So, the announced guests include Writers of the Future judges, a Hatracker I’ve yet to meet in person, and several authors who have presented good information on past panels.
Best of all, there are also the people who are just plain fun to spend time with.
I’m excited! The fun starts Friday!