We Like The Motto (and The Appropriate Reverance)

December 28th, 2004 · 5 Comments
by Booksquare

Looking for a reason to hit Seattle in mid-June (like, oh, the 9th through the 12th, 2005)? How about a writing conference? Yes, we know, we just give and give, and this is only the latest example. Besides, unless you have one of those really understanding families, there’s nothing more reassuring than spending time with People Like You. You know, the ones who hear voices in their heads…and think it’s perfectly normal.

The conference is geared toward genre fiction authors, particularly women’s fiction and sci-fi/fantasy. Attendance is limited and opportunities abound. You’ll be having drinks with agents, editors, and other authors before you have a chance to remember you’re shy beyond belief. Yes, we adore smaller conferences, and this one sounds like the right mix of fun and hard work!

Okay, we’re going to be honest. In addition to the righteous sucking up we got from the organizers, we’re absolutely madly in love with Matt Ruff. In a perfectly normal, sane sort of way. It’s the husband who has the problem…

File Under: Square Pegs

5 responses so far ↓

  • gwenda // Dec 29, 2004 at 7:07 am

    Yay, Matt Ruff! Set This House In Order was fantastic.

  • EFlynn // Dec 29, 2004 at 8:48 am

    I went to Writer’s Weekend last year — it was close by, a friend was coming into town — and thoroughly enjoyed it. If anyone’s into women’s fic and sf/f, it’s worth considering.

  • booksquare // Dec 29, 2004 at 9:40 am

    Thanks for the first-hand feedback — always helpful (conferences being such a personal experience!).

    Gwenda…I’m so looking forward to reading “House”, but we have a little problem at Chez Booksquare. The husband is a bit of a, er, slow reader, so when it’s an author he loves, I allow him to read the book first. Then I can read at a normal pace and we’ll be able to discuss the book while it’s still fresh in our respective minds. The good news is it’s pretty close to the top of the queue (unfortunately, alas, just below Neal Stephenson, but we think we’ve worked around that conundrum!).

  • Ray Rhamey // Dec 29, 2004 at 5:31 pm

    Hey, we’ll be able to meet up. I’m there too, as a speaker. I’m thinking about a 2-part workshop. See my post on Flogging the Quill titled “I have a question for you.” I’m very open to suggestions.

  • Julie // Dec 30, 2004 at 10:04 am

    I’ve gone every year since it began. It’s an incredible experience. I highly recommend it!