I signed up for a book conference in Savannah next July. I’ve heard good things about it. The conference is for authors to connect with fans and it’s very much about the fans and the fan experience. I’m already learning things about the various types of marketing they put through.
However, I had wanted to apply to be on panels at Lexington’s Imaginarium convention. I happens the weekend before Savannah, except to get to Savannah on time by driving, which I want to do because I need to take books, I’d have to leave the day after I finished at the Imaginarium. And that feels like an awfully long week.
I’m thinking I’m going to have to pass on that.
The reason I feel okay about it is that the Imaginarium is really more about writers for other writers. Savannah is about readers. While I can learn things at the Imaginarium, I can find other conventions that I’ll learn just as much at or go to Superstars in the spring or go to Las Vegas for one of Dean and Kris’ in-person workshops, but there are fewer places to connect specifically with readers. So I think I’m going to do it.