QuaranCon is a FREE VIRTUAL Science Fiction and Fantasy writer’s convention that started back in April 2020, shortly after all of our lives got turned upside down by Covid-19.
It was “at” this conference–which was technically home–that I decided to commit to self-publishing my books. The excitement and energy the organizers, moderators, guest authors had about writing and publishing was incredible.
In those first months of the Pandemic/Lockdown, I didn’t know it at the time, but I desperately needed something to balance out my academic/work life. I was heading down a path of insanity and/or extreme apathy, which would probably have morphed a cyclical spiral, moving back and forth between one and the other, a mobius strip of bad feelings.
But that didn’t happen! Because three months later I hired an editor and a writing coach and kept myself busy with putting my imaginary worlds onto paper.
Last year, I was able to participate (dream come true) and did a live reading of one of the stories in Pulling Teeth, The Slaughter Chronicles’s Regina prequel short story collection.
Which you can watch here.
This year, incredibly, they’re letting me come back to do another reading AND a panel.
On April 8, at 11:00 a.m. CST I will be moderating what I know will be an amazing discussion about writing multi-genre works and navigating the traditional and self-publishing business of getting a story to fit in one or many spots.
On April 10, at 8:00 p.m. CST I will be reading from…yeah, I haven’t quite figured that out yet. But I will be reading from something.
Every QuaranCon panel, workshop, and reading is broadcast live but saved to YouTube, so if you can’t make it this weekend, you can watch this year’s videos, and the entire archive, at your leisure.