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2015 Can-Con - Day 1

The workshop I went to was mediocre. Why? I felt like I was in a science class learning something from a text book. We looked at some individual neat creatures, but didn't relate them to other creatures in the same ecosystem. We learned about ecotones, like estuaries, and cooperative systems, like how the vampire bats will share with bats that don't get blood at feeding time, and then reciprocate. I learned there was some stuff I've naturally done in my alien conspiracy already.

Next, I went to the dealers room and put my chap books out. I ate while guarding the table and met people. I got to practice my pitch multiple times.

With the dealers room closed at 7, it was off to a villains panel that gave me ideas on my villains for The Page & The Magician.

Then it was a Blue Pencil session with Matt Moore where he read some of my work and gave me tips on how to make it better. He also let me know which parts he loved. Some parts need to be axed entirely.

After that, a man I met in the workshop earlier and I talked about the advice we received and we have each other tips. He gave me tips on choosing places to submit to. I'm looking forward to testing those out.

Tomorrow I'm hoping for an early check-in to the hotel. I have three wardrobe changes planned as I'll be wearing my martial arts outfit for the panel I'm on at noon about Swords, the katana, and the Viking Axe. I want to look nice to pitch though, so I have other clothes to change into. Then the late evening features a Hallowe'en Party where I'm attending as Hit Girl.

Looking forward to what tomorrow may bring.

Ciao,
R~

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