I'm treating this trip as my consolation prize for not getting into the workshop I wanted to get into this summer. Should I admit that in public? Eh. I'm human.
And then there's the convention. I've been looking forward to this con since I heard about the guest lineup and location last year. The fact that I'll be sharing a room with my writer friend Eliza is just gravy.
The other thing I'm excited about--besides the panels and the workshops and the people--is that the anthology Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations (includes my story "British Guiana, 1853") has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award, and the winner will be announced at the banquet. I'll be at the banquet to root on the editor and see what happens.
If this con is anything like last year's World Horror Convention, I know I'm going to have a great time. Except for possibly the humidity.