I’m attending my first in-person convention in nearly two years, and of course it’s my sentimental favorite Necronomicon in Tampa, Florida from September 24th to the 26th at the Embassy Suites USF.
I’ll be busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest for this one:
- Friday, 4pm: Ghastly Ghosts (which I’m guessing is about ghosts real and fictional)
- Friday, 8pm: You Shouldn’t Be a Writer If… (which is great advice if you just leave off the “if…” part)
- Friday, 9pm: How to Be a Bad Writer (which I’m trying not to take personally that I’m seen as an expert on this subject)
- Saturday, 12pm: Norse Mythology in Fiction (for which I’m relying on my subconscious Norwegian cultural knowledge)
- Saturday, 4pm: Science and True Crime (which is right up my alley)
- Sunday, 11am: Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me (which is their own version of the NPR news quiz game show)
- Sunday, 1pm: Lighter Side of the Pandemic (which is a tall order, even for me)
You might be wondering, “What about the pandemic?” There is a mask policy at the convention, required in all public spaces and during the panel discussions. Also, the traditional face-licking greeting has been suspended for this year only.
Stop on by!