Why time management at events? It’s con season and for many, conventions or conferences become a blur of things to do, people to see, and it’s easy to lose the key reasons you attended when overwhelmed by the sheer craziness of it all. I love attending them, learning new things, meeting people, refreshing acquaintances. It can be intimidating and confusing. It can be an onslaught to the senses. And it can be amazing, when I manage my time to make the most of it.
Attending conventions and conferences is costly, both in terms of money invested to go and time taken away from writerly things to be there. In this podcast episode, I talk about how I manage my time to prepare and attend cons to make the best use of both my money invested and my time.
- I’ve got a lot of events in 2016
- Questions I ask myself before deciding to go
- Planning ahead: 6 months to a year
- More Planning ahead: a few months
- A few weeks in advance: do my clothes fit? Where’s the schedule?
- I’ve arrived! It starts in the lobby.
- Set up your room for convenience and comfort
- RT Booklover’s Convention in Las Vegas, NV (Apr 12-17)
- Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Luncheon in Milwaukee, WI (Apr 29 ? May 1)
- SFWA Nebula Conference in Chicago as PJ Schnyder, IL (Saturday, May 14)
- 2016 Out of Excuses Writing Workshop and Retreat on The Independence of the Seas(Sep 20 ? 27)
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