This weekend I went to Edge Lit 2 in Derby*. It was my first convention. I must admit I was quite excited about going and a little nervous. I’d heard good things but you never know if you’re going to fit in or not with new groups.
First off there were loads of lovely people. Everyone was friendly and it was nice to be in a crowd where it was people who hadn’t played D&D that were in the minority.
There were lots of panels to watch, workshops to attend, a dealers room, a quiz and the most edgy raffle I’ve ever seen.
It was great meeting twitter folk in the flesh and getting to chat with writers whose books I’d read and enjoyed** as well as discover new ones*** who I’ll be adding to the reading list.
And of course I got to see Em do her thing (being awesome). Which was lovely.
A good time seemed to be had by all and now I’m even more excited about going to Nine Worlds in August. Hurrah!
*I also went and saw Pacific Rim but it’s way too soon for another rant.
**Anne Lyle! Adam Christopher! Jennifer Williams!
***Mike Carey! Adrian Tchaikovsky! Lou Morgan! Gav Thorpe!