|Readercon vs. Necon: The Battle Begins
||[Mar. 1st, 2009|11:41 pm]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
After nine years of uninterrupted Necon attendance, this July I'm actually considering attending Readercon instead. I know, right? Crazy! They're not on the same weekend this year the way they were last year, but still, I can't afford both of them, and so I must choose.
It's not an easy choice to make. I have a great deal of love for and loyalty to Necon, ever since my first one back in 2000. It's a convention I've always considered not to be missed. I have a lot of history with Necon and it would feel weird, actually weird, not to be there this year.
But last year I got my first taste of Readercon when I popped in on Sunday for the first annual Shirley Jackson Awards. And I liked Readercon. I liked it a lot. I have many friends I don't get to see very often who attend Readercon but not Necon, and I'd love to hang out with them more. Also, there's the whole expanding-my-horizons thing, which is never a bad idea.
It's a tough decision, and one I'll need to make soon in order to reserve a room for myself. So I call upon your help, LJ readers. Tell me why I should choose one over the other! Help me make this earth-shattering decision!