So the Dark Side Has Cookies. @ImaginariumCon Has…Imaginariumination!

As part of Per Bastet Publications, I have to drag along to more peopleful events than any of us introverts want to do. Maybe not the Amazing Sara Marian; she seems to thrive on peopling.

ANYWAY, we mostly only do events we really love, and Imaginarium is one we love BIGLY.


Imaginarium is a creative writing festival

with panels on fan topics, writing, marketing, and all things writerly, as well as on indie filmmaking, cosplay, gaming, and more. It also has a gaming track, a film festival, a costume contest and, on Saturday, a track by Motley Kids for young’uns.

There will be many guests, including, if you look under the “A”s, a Certain Someone you might know.

But it isn’t all fun’n’games. There’s also the Imaginarium Initiative:

Imaginarium Initiative will strive to provide support to schools and libraries alike, beginning with Lee County, Kentucky. Working with individuals in the local community to identify needs, Imaginarium Initiative will do everything possible to build streams of donated books and other materials to the area’s schools and public libraries.

Imaginarium Initiative will also be working to coordinate and facilitate involvement from the professional creative arts community with schools and libraries in the local area, to develop workshops, seminars, and other kinds of educational, developmental and networking activities to benefit students and community members.

This is Imaginarium’s fifth year, and I’m proud to say I’ve been attending since the first. It’s always a blast.

Oh, and the vendor room is open to the public, so you don’t need to buy a membership to the convention in order to come in and buy stuff. Makes sense, but not many conventions do this.

October will be here before you know it–make your plans now!

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a gift of books.



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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