So this happened:
I’m not doing this by myself – oh, dearie me, no. We want this to be good. So I’ve got quite a few people working with me both publicly and behind the scenes.
The thing that really got my attention about CONTEXT was the workshops. In essence, you can sign up to sit down in a small (usually 10-20 people) group with an accomplished professional and really focus on some aspects of writing.
But that’s the added special feature. My job – and the reason I’m really excited about this – is to make the con worthwhile for people attending it even if they never go to a workshop. I am working to ensure that the “basic” experience is top-notch and worth every penny.
And then you realize that’s not all. CONTEXT is small enough that you actually get to talk to the people you want to see, and big enough that it attracts the people you want to see. And yes, we’re going to have more interactive, creative, and social events throughout the day.
I’m largely inviting panelists this year, but I’m well aware that I don’t know everybody out there… and I’m sure I’ve missed people whom I meant to invite. Please check out this form if you’re interested in applying to be a panelist: http://bit.ly/PanelistContext27