So in less than a month (25 days to be precise) I am attending my first writer’s conference, the DFW Writer’s Conference. I’m very excited for SO MANY REASONS.
- HELLO! I get to spend 2 whole days TALKING SHOP with people I heretofore only have known on Twitter.
- I get to meet my agent, the Magnificent Laurie McLean, in the flesh.
- I also finally get to meet Kristen Lamb in person. Between the three of us, I’m not sure Dallas will ever be the same.
Kristen, Laurie, and I are leading a panel at 3:10 on Saturday, talking about the Anatomy of a Book Launch. I am also on a second panel at 10:40 on Sunday discussing Declaring Independence: The Decision to Self-Publish.
I’ve just printed out my nice color coded schedule from the DFW website and now get to go through and figure out what panels and talks I want to attend.
So I’m looking for suggestions and FYIs from those of you who’ve done the whole conference thing before. Obviously I’m skipping the whole pitch to an agent thing, so I don’t have to worry about learning all the
How To Stalk An Agent How To Talk To Agents Etiquette. But I don’t know anything! I mean, Golden Rule and be polite and interested and remember everything my mama taught me on how to behave in public, obviously, but what else do I need to know? What is the attire for these things? Do I need business cards?
And most importantly, who among YOU will be there?