5 Reasons Why You Should Be A Panelist At A Convention

Writing Is Hard Work

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Last weekend I was a panelist at SoonerCon 24, listed as a “writer guest” by the website.  SoonerCon 24 is a local science fiction/fantasy convention that is celebrating its 24th year in operation.  It hosts guests from many different media industries, mainly writers, but also featured actor Robert Picardo of Star Trek,Gremlins and InnerSpace fame.

I was invited to be a writing guest because I co-host a pretty popular little podcast called Fanboys on Fiction, and I’ve written a few novels.  The convention was yet another way for me to boost my writing platform, and if you are a writer (especially a fantasy or science-fiction writer) a local convention is something you need to do your best to attend as a guest.

stormtrooper helmetWhy?  The reasons are clear:

  1. Rubbing Elbows – While at the convention I was placed on several panels where other guests would sit at a…

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