I went to Silicon Valley Comic Con this year.  Since it was my first year attending, I decided I wanted to just hang out and not have the stress of competing in the Masquerade.  I ran into several friends and made a few new ones.  It’s a fun con to attend.  Even though it was crowded, it never felt jam packed (except when looking for parking).  It helped that it was spread out over the entirety of the top level of the San Jose Convention center, as well as part of the lower level.  I could move around easily, unlike the crowds at DragonCon.

While I was there, I got notification of my panels for BayCon.  You can find me at the following panels –

Creative Hobbies For Writers

Friday 16:30 – 18:00
We create with words. But when we’re relaxing, what do you do? Knit? Paint? Sculpt? Weave baskets underwater while wearing SCUBA gear? And how does it inform your writing?
Sheryl Hayes (M), Michele Roger, Tyler Hayes, Dr Carolyn Hill, Daniel Dociu

Collaborations: Are two heads better than one or do too many writers spoil the plot?

Sunday 10:00 – 11:30
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (M), Mark Gelineau, Sheryl Hayes

Match Game

Monday 11:30 – 13:00
Ms. Jennifer L. Carson (M), J. L. Doty, Sheryl Hayes, Chris O’Halloran, JC Arkham

FanArt

Monday 13:00 – 14:30
Is fan inspired art (the art equivalent of FanFic) actually creating your own art? Discussion of how artists do it and make it their own!
Daniel Dociu, Amy-Elyse Neer, Taunya Gren, Sheryl Hayes

I’ll also be onstage at the Masquerade Saturday Night.  It’s shaping up to be a busy weekend.