The Pros and Cons of Cons (Conventions)

Valerie Douglas

Valerie Douglas is a prolific writer and genre-crosser, much to the delight of her fans. She reads and writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and as V.J. Devereaux, erotic romance. Who knows what will pop up down the road!Happily married, she’s companion to two dogs, three cats and an African clawed frog named Hopper who delights in tormenting the cats from his tank.Valerie Douglas is the co-founder and one of the administrators of the 12,000+ member Indie Author Group – supporting writers around the world. Visit her blog at Valerie Douglas, Author at Large

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  1. Thanks for the tips! I’m going to my first convention in November, WFC in Toronto, and yeah, it’s expensive. So far I’ve spent close to $600 (hotel, membership, books) and there’s still three weeks left! Good thing I can’t afford to go to all of them . 😀

  2. One way to get a bit more credibility and access at cons is to volunteer. This can also decrease the cost some. I did this at Boscone and not only did I get to meet more of the high name authors/editors in a more relaxed atmosphere but next year my membership fee is waived and there is a possibility I may end up on a panel.