My first International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts appearance was wonderful. It was great being in the midst of writers and scholars who write and study about the breadth of Speculative Fiction. The theme this year was ‘Fantastic Communities,’ and, indeed, the community was fantastic. I was the recipient of largesse, from getting a free ticket to the Award Ceremony banquet to having people pay for drinks around the pool. I was on one panel about Folk Horror titled Not All Wickermen, which explored diverse examples of the folk horror trope. I look forward to attending the con in the future.
I plan to appear at Stokercon (Denver, May); Balticon (Baltimore, May) and Necronomicon (Providence, August).