This week end I went to join Fantasticon in Copenhagen.
This is a small-ish convention organized by Danish fans, and usually has a few writers as guests of honour, some Scandinavian, and usually a one or two English (or American) writers.
They have two tracks of presentations, interviews, writer Q&A etc.
Apart from this we have several writers attending, so there is more than enough opportunities to talk about writing.
The convention covers the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres, and this year we had about 100 registered members/attendees. Not bad for a small country with about 6 million people.
For me, I only went to one or two of the presentations, and stayed in the main room having some long chats with other fans. This was the first Danish convention I have attended since the start of the pandemic, so there was a lot of catch-up to do.
I am happy to have met several “first-timers” and got the opportunity to welcome them into our part of fandom. Most often, when meeting a “new” (to me) fan I start asking them for their favourite story, and of course giving them my own preferences. A nice way to get a conversation started.
So I had a drive into the centre of Copenhagen on Saturday and Sunday, this ended being two long, but very enjoyable days.
After such a long absence it is really good to be back in the convention activities again