Heading to Context

I’ll be heading out tomorrow for Context science fiction convention. At the last con I attended, we were expected to pay for internet access. If you know me, you know that this meant I didn’t have internet access. So I may be offline this weekend. I hope I don’t go into blog withdrawal.

So today, I have to get everything together to take:

  • clothes (don’t laugh–I once went off without my suitcase and had to buy a change of raiment with my food money)
  • books to sell
  • promotional items–business cards, excerpt sheets, posters
  • sleep apnea machine
  • food
  • chianti

I’m baking bread, and I’m getting either pre-cooked chicken or un-cooked chicken to smoke. I’m getting sharp cheddar cheese and apricot preserves, which are AWESOME mixed and made into a sammich. Probably taking some peanut butter. There will be food in the con suite, but one never knows if one will be in the con suite at the same time the food is.

I’ll try to pop in tomorrow for Grab Bag day. After that–the CON!

WRITING PROMPT: If your main character went to a convention what would he/she take?


p.s. My whole life, I’ve been saying “rainment” when I meant “clothing”. Now, Mr. Spellcheck teaches me the word is “raiment”. You live, you learn. I guess rainment is what you wear in wet weather.


I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Heading to Context

  1. Carol Preflatish

    August 26, 2010 at 3:32pm

    A few weeks ago I stayed in a hotel in Indianapolis and I saw they charged for internet access in the room, so I left my laptop at home. When I checked in, they told me I was one of their VIP’s for the day and I had my choice of a free appetizer in their bar, free Reward Points, or (you guessed it) free internet access in my room. After that, I learned to take my laptop with me just in case.

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      Marian Allen

      August 26, 2010 at 6:05pm

      Sound advice, Carol! I always take my laptop anyway. If I can’t access the internet, I can still access my files and write. Or (mumble mumble play solitaire or freecell mumble) work on a post for when I get back.

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  2. Robin Spano

    August 26, 2010 at 4:33pm

    Have fun. Good luck! I like your line about rainment. (I’ve never heard of either word, so you’re one up on me already!)

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