Conflux 12 Red Fire Monkey is done!
Convention Book Cover by Shauna O’Meara
Here’s what our members had to say about it:
Elizabeth Fitzgerald‘s report dives deep into the panels she attended: Part One and Part Two.
Tim Napper‘s report comes primarily from the bar, where the writing conversation is good and the rugby league grand final participation rates are disappointingly low: The Writer’s Training Regime Part V.
Leife Shallcross split her report into two photo-filled parts: Part One and Part Two.
David Versace was less organised with his posts (he blames exhaustion!): Day One, Days Two through Four and a somewhat abashed afterthought post.
Finally, the illustrious Cat Sparks took some beautiful photos of the convention goers, which you can check out at her Conflux 12 Flickr gallery.
Over at her Earl Grey Editing blog, Elizabeth Fitzgerald is providing a few recommendations for introductory reading in speculative works that double as a gateway to the romance genre (or vice versa). As anyone who has attended the multidimensional GenreCon convention in recent years can attest, there’s a lot for speculative readers and writers to learn from the romance genre. For anyone looking for ideas on great entry points, Elizabeth has you covered:
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about the romance genre and, like any genre, there’s a lot of less than stellar material. If you’re a speculative fiction reader new to romance or looking to get started, it can be difficult to know where to begin.
Part One of Elizabeth’s recommended reading list offers some reliable works. In the second part of the discussion, Elizabeth throws the floor open to a few friends for their opinions.