Are You Going? I’m Going! #ImaginariumCon

I’ve gone to this convention every year, even in 2020, when it was held virtually. This year, I’ll be there in person. This year, it’s a “hybrid” convention, with both in-person and online events. I didn’t sign up to be on any online events, because I always either screw something up and live in fear that I’ll screw something up. In person is bad enough, but that Zoomy stuff can be recorded, yo.

July 9-11, 2021

The Imaginarium Convention, now in its 8th year, is an event for writers, creatives, and fans of creators, of all genres, that features three days of panel and workshop programming, an expo, a film festival, entertainment, cosplay, and much more!

A broad array of guests and panelists will be featured in the programming, including authors, editors, publishers, filmmakers, screenwriters, game designers, comic creators, artists, actors, and many other creatives. The Imaginarium Convention is an inclusive environment that fosters networking, learning, professional opportunities, promotional opportunities, and other benefits to independent creatives.

The Imaginarium Convention in 2021 will debut a brand new format with both virtual and in-person events, both with full schedules of programming and activities. The in-person event is held in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Holiday Inn Louisville East, and the virtual event will be hosted on the AccelEvents Platform.

Come see me looking something like this:

Or sign up for the virtual event and see lots of other people. Lynn Hightower is going to be there! LYNN HIGHTOWER, people!!!! She wrote the Alien series, that was like Alien Nation before there WAS an Alien Nation. Not saying she got ripped off, but she was definitely first. And, IMO, better.

I’m not sure what my nails will look like. Here’s what they looked like for the convention I went to this past weekend:

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about fangirling (or fanboying) a favorite writer in person.



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 “Are You Going? I’m Going! #ImaginariumCon

  1. Gail M Baugniet

    July 5, 2021 at 11:05pm

    Love the ring -finger nail on your left hand, Marian! Have fun at the convention. I’ve tried going the Zoom route but have failed rather unremarkably.

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      Marian Allen

      July 6, 2021 at 11:21am

      I didn’t like the Zoom (or similar) thing last year. Even when you can see the other people, there seems to be a difference between 2D expressions and body language and 3D. And maybe some scientist someday will discover that we communicate partly by smell or pheromones or chemistry or brain waves, and virtual just doesn’t cut it.

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  2. acflory

    July 6, 2021 at 12:50am

    Wow…go you! I’ve only ever been to one con, and that was because Tad Williams and Hugh Howey were going to be here in Melbourne. Met both and they’re really nice guys, both of them. Have fun and I hope you sell lots of your books. -hugs-

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      Marian Allen

      July 6, 2021 at 11:22am

      If we sell enough books to cover the cost of renting table space, we’re content. We did, this past weekend.

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      • acflory

        July 7, 2021 at 1:23am

        Hey! That’s brilliant. Congratulations. đŸ˜€

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