I’ve been going to Necon — more formally known as the Northeastern Writers Conference; informally known as Camp Necon — since the year 2000, missing only one year in between. And if there’s one thing I remember from the start, it’s that their website was outdated even then. But not anymore! Thanks to Matt Bechtel and Sara Calia, Necon now has a brand-spanking-new and much more user-friendly website, just in time for Necon 34!
Did I mention I will be one of the Guests of Honor at Necon 34? Well, I will be! The other Guests of Honor will be New York Times bestselling author Michael Koryta and actress/director/author Amber Benson. By fabulous coincidence, the Artist Guest of Honor will be Erik Mohr, who designed the amazing cover to my novella Chasing the Dragon. Acting as Toastmaster will be the inimitable critic and author Jack Haringa. I thought he was dead!
So, are you coming? Of course you’re coming! You can register via the Necon website I linked to above.
Also, here’s another bit of very cool Necon news. Bram Stoker Award-winning author Elizabeth Massie, a Necon regular, has set up the Bob Booth Necon Memorial Fund, which will help make Necon attendance possible for those who might not be able go due to financial constraints. If you’re able to, please donate to the cause here.