I recently discovered a gem in the Pacific Northwest.
It's called SpoCon. It's a fantasy and science fiction convention held in Spokane in August.
Why am I excited about this?
A.) Until recently, I had honestly believed I would not go to a convention until WesterCon in UT, 2014. All the conventions I had found "in the area" (that still would have required a road trip) were very expensive.
B.) I only have so many days I can take off work, but since SpoCon takes place over a weekend, I only have to take off one day!
C.) The guest of honor is Brandon Sanderson, my favorite author and the man I consider to be my writing mentor.
I AM PUMPED GUYS.
The schedule for the convention isn't even up yet, but I'm registered and ready to go. I'm also getting paranoid that Brandon will get the flu or something and cancel the event, BUT LET'S STAY POSITIVE.
I even have a couple of people who are willing to go with me; need to set some things in stone so I can book a room at the hotel. AKA the hotel the convention is actually taking place in. I've never stayed at the actual hotel the convention is taking place in!
Did I mention registration only cost $30.00?
So what conventions are you guys attending this year, if any?