Category Archives: Conventions

Request for Advice: Gen Con Packing & Planning

Friends, folks, Internet people, Earlier this week, I asked for your questions regarding prep for Gen Con. Then I announced that I‘ll be doing a Master Plan episode on the subject, notably for event-runners and exhibitors, with guests Adam Jury, Derek Guder, and Jessica Price. Now I ask for your advice! I’m specifically looking for

Request for Questions: Gen Con Packing & Planning

Friends, folks, Internet people, I’m looking for your questions about what to pack, what to plan, pitfalls that have happened to you or folks you know that you’d like expert answers about. Even if you have an answer, and just want to hear other answers to see if there’s something easier, cheaper, or better, please

Folks I Admire: Double Exposure

Today, I want to say a few words about Double Exposure — a New Jersey company that puts on a few different conventions a year, including Dexcon (which is next weekend), Metatopia, Dreamation, Maelstrom, and First Exposure at Gen Con. I’ve been to Dreamation a few times in my earlier indie days, and I was at Metatopia

My NorWesCon 37 Panels

I’m slated to be a panelist at NorWesCon, happening next week! (As is my better half, Lillian Cohen-Moore.) Reasons to Leave Your Cave Thursday, April 17th 9p-10p | Location: Cascade 2 Does writing need to be a solitary profession? How can authors banding together improve their careers? Panelists: Ryan Macklin (M), Frog Jones, Frances Pauli What’s

Falling in Love with Metatopia

Recently, I was privileged to be guest of honor at Metatopia, one of the Double Exposure events held in Morristown, New Jersey. This was my fourth or fifth Double Exposure event, and my first Metatopia. And while I’ve known that Metatopia was awesome from posts and tweets from others from the last two years, I

Magical Convention Testicles

My testicle-having, convention-going friends, I’m going to get real here. Like, this real: My fiancée Lillian Cohen-Moore heard me complain at Gen Con about how the heat and humidity of Indianapolis this year (which was far better than in previous years, granted) made life a bit miserable, since I had to wear jeans to work. My