I’m not going to do a long post naming names and all that like I did last year – partly for fear of forgetting people, and partly because I’m still zonked and energy is a precious commodity (but you all know who you are, I hope!)
Suffice to say, Fantasycon by the Sea was a wonderful three days spent in the company of clever, talented, hardworking, accommodating, supportive, friendly, [insert gushing adjective here] people. I spent time nattering with (or probably at – sorry!) familiar faces and said hello to a host of brilliant new people. I am honoured to call them my peers, and in some lucky cases, my friends. (And I thank all of them for not laughing at my ludicrous hobbling.)
I will mention two names: firstly, Paul Feeney, who sadly did not attend, but without whose kindness and generosity I might not have made the event. Thank you, Paul, you are a total gentleman. And the British Fantasy Award-winning Priya Sharma, whose success is really the cherry on the cake, the highlight of an already fantastic weekend – there is honestly no more deserving, talented and wonderful individual, and I’m overjoyed to see her get the recognition she deserves.
Thanks for the smiles, the laughs, the riveting conversations. Thanks for accommodating me and my nervous hurricane of constant verbal nonsense. Thanks for everything.
5 thoughts on “a brief word on fantasycon”
Dear Laura! Thank you!
The most important thing is whether or not you’ve eat your raw chocolate or not. If you’re going to develop the treble chin I’m sporting in this photo you’re going to have to get into training.
Seriously though, really loved talking to you xxx
it’s in the fridge, and it’s my treat for getting through the work day…I will report back, if I haven’t been reduced to a chocolatey puddle.
Likewise. I hope it’s not such a long time til I next see you xxx
Ah, Laura. You’ve already said thanks, no need for my name to take up space in your post that could go to someone else (as an aside, I’m thinking, though, that if I have the funds, I’ll do something similar next year for a few people…). But it’s very much appreciated; thank you utterly and completely. Maybe I’ll be at next year’s. We shall see. Glad you had a great time 😊
there’s literally no other name I would have put there, so please occupy that space with pride 🙂
Well, thank you once more, and I shall do my best 😊