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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 066): Panel Discussion of SciFi and Fantasy Conventions

In episode 66 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks the panel to discuss Science Fiction and Fantasy Conventions – which to attend, why, and what’s the etiquette when approaching your favorite author.

This week’s panel:

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3 Comments on The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 066): Panel Discussion of SciFi and Fantasy Conventions

  1. I don’t go to enough or many conventions–not even gaming ones.


    Besides, sometimes I think that I am best appreciated when heard and not seen. 


    Still, a very interesting and informative look at con life and why people less socially introverted than me should try conventions!

  2. Paul NYC // July 18, 2011 at 7:24 am //

    All I’ll say is that the few times I’ve met authors have sworn me off having the desire to meet any more. I prefer the separation of author and reader and think that works just fine for me. I have met a couple of nice and normal seeming people — oddly enough, Harlan Ellison was rather normal but then again, I spoke his native New York language. The majority were either standoffish or acted as if I was Mark David Chapman’s brother.

    Also, I really don’t need to know the inner workings of an author’s private life. I just can’t read any more Orson Scott Card after being introduced to his less than tolerant private side.

  3. Very helpful–and motivating. I might just try and make it to Reader Con next year. 

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