So… that went well… I think.
The actual financials are yet to be examined, especially the ones from the BFS FantsyCon 2012 in Brighton, as Christopher Teague is still probably trying to remember what he did most of the week-end.
It seems, however, that the BFS FantasyCon has once again been rocked – ROCKED! I SAY – with controversy. I’ll say no more, pointing simply to THIS POST over on Joe Abercrombie’s blog.
Much like Chris Teague does, I approach a convention or similar event an opportunity to remind others that Atomic Fez exists, and to share information with readers, authors, and other publishers; not as an opportunity to make lots of lovely lovely money! I wouldn’t say ‘no’ to money, obviously, it’s just not the principal reason I’m there.
VCon 2012 was the thing for me here in Metro Vancouver: a chance to have a good visit with the brains behind Gaukler Medieval Wares [ :: waves at lone visitors to blog :: ], trade well-meaning insults with Brian Hades of EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, and generally wonder when can I run away and get some decent coffee? I did a couple of panels – one about eBooks v paper ones, the other about submitting material to differing markets – but wasn’t able to check-out any others, owing to being on my own in the Dealers’ Room. Ah-well.
Next year you’ll probably find Atomic Fez at more events, and in more locations than normal! Additionally, it looks likely you’ll see the Publisher / Proprietor at all those events too, as the dates don’t over-lap for any of them! Look forward to more details about the following events (mark your calendars now):
- When Words Collide; Calgary, Alberta; August 9 – 11, 2013
- VCon №38; somewhere in Metro Vancouver, normally the final week-end in September
- World FantasyCon 2013; Brighton, Sussex, UK; October 31st-November 3rd, 2013
Now please excuse me as I try to catch-up on some orders that have been ignored for the last week or so. Plus some sleep that was over-looked. Thanks.