This is the time of year I'd normally be getting ready to head off to Denver for Mile Hi Con next weekend. Alas, after my recent health problems which included some serious kidney issues including gout [a truly nightmare disease]. I decided not to undertake a journey to Denver this year. I'll miss it, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. If I had any type of relapse, being so far away from home would make things really tough.
This makes me wonder about going to cons in general. I am increasingly snubbed by them. They simply don't want me there. Mile Hi Con was one of the very few where I still felt welcome, so this is a loss. Most of the cons I contact simply do not want me there. Why? I don't really know. As I look toward next year, I wonder if I'll be doing more than one or two of these things. They're a good way to meet folks in the business [writing and publishing business] and that's the main reason i go to them. It's not essential. One can do just fine without going to cons. And that may be my future.