This post can be subtitled, “Why I’m Not Going to Dragon Con This Year.”
It didn’t even take 24 hours for me to get the question. “The doctor released you from all activity restrictions,” someone said to me. “So why can’t you go to Dragon Con?”
I had actually suspected I might be released from restrictions before the convention. The problem is that I wasn’t released soon enough to start preparing. It’s not enough to not have any restrictions; you also need to be ready — and I’m not.
That ties in neatly with a call that came out today on the official Dragon Con Twitter account to help someone asking for tips for surviving the Con. Here, in no particular order, are mine. As you read through them, you’ll get an idea of why I decided it’s a bad idea to go even if I don’t have any restrictions anymore. This is by no means an exhaustive list; it’s just a few that I think might be a little less frequently repeated.
From The Daily Post:
A literary-minded witch gives you a choice: with a flick of the wand, you can become either an obscure novelist whose work will be admired and studied by a select few for decades, or a popular paperback author whose books give pleasure to millions. Which do you choose?
I’d choose the latter, because that’s the kind of audience I actually write for.