This week's topic:
What book and/or writing conference(s) would you love to go to?
Short answer: I'd be thrilled to attend just about any outside-of-Canada* book and/or writing conference. I have never been to one.
Longer answer: The 'outside-of-Canada' thing makes it seriously unlikely that I'll be able to attend any book/writing conferences unless I plan on saving for years. But, if I was rolling around in cash, these would be my top picks (due to location and description):
1. SCBWI Winter Conference (NYC—Feb. 1-3, 2013)
I'd choose the Winter Conference over the Summer one in Los Angeles, because I'd far rather attend a conference in NYC than LA. I've never been to NYC, so this would be the prime opportunity. Not to mention, LA in August seems...stinking hot. Since NYC is the hub of the publishing industry, it seems only right to attend the conference there. But, the cost of attending, accommodations, flights, and so on makes showing up pretty prohibitive any time in the near future. A girl can dream, right?
2. Comic-Con (San Diego—July 12-15, 2012)
Who doesn't want to go to Comic-Con??? This would be the one conference I could probably coerce the hubby into attending with very little effort. It's like movie-/comic-/book-/video game-lovers heaven. And with costumes! If we went, I'd be seriously tempted to go in full cosplay. Not sure what I'd dress up as, but it would probably be something like this or this, but definitely not this or this.
3. YALLFest (Charleston—Nov. 10, 2012)
I only just found out about this one-day event today, and it sounds pretty great. Aside from the pretty spectacular group of authors that will be there, the best part would have to be that it's FREE!
To borrow Blog Me MAYbe's May I ask something about you? Wednesday question and steer it in today's RTW direction: What book and/or writing conference(s) would you like to attend and why?
* Canadian conferences tend to bring in a handful of never-before-heard-of Canadian authors and place a heavy emphasis on Canadian publishing, which is a route I have no intention of taking.**
** More on why in another post another day perhaps.