May 15, 2014
I’m now registered to attend the Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, scheduled in Ottawa from October 3-5, 2014 (can-con.org/2014/).
It was quite a nice surprise to see my photo on the site’s main page, showing me having a blast during my 2012 participation as a panelist on the subject of writing groups. (I was also a panelist on flash fiction that year).
Past CAN-CONs have always provided great inspiration for new stories, from the session “Going Viral: Infection and Disease in Speculative Fiction” to Science Guest of Honour Mark Robinson’s (aka Storm Hunter) talk about “atmospheres around solid bodies”. All the sessions I’ve attended are still fueling my stories today and will continue to do so for years to come as I still have heaps of notes to pull from.
I can’t wait to find out what topics and panels the organizers will pull together this year.