Posted by Rampant Coyote on February 15, 2017
It’s time for Life, the Universe, and Everything. I’m excited. Last year was the first time I’d been in years, and it was even better than I remembered it. It’s a symposium of all things science fiction and fantasy media related… principally games, literature, art, and film… with an emphasis on those who create or study it. There’ll be lots of lectures and papers, lots of panel discussions, and a “Who’s Who” of the local SFF creator community attending as well as special guests and others from further away.
I won’t be presenting on any panel (I wish I’d been selected at least for the Pulp panel, but ah, well. I’m going to love hearing what they have to say!), but I’ve got my schedule packed tight with panels to attend, and I certainly hope I’ll be able to find time to hang out with friends. I only see some of them at these events, sadly. LTUE isn’t exactly an intimate conference … I heard that last year broke a record in number of attendees… but it’s still small enough to hang out and chat in the hall between lectures.
What am I most excited about? Well, the aforementioned pulp panel will be cool. Bob Defendi will be running a Star Wars RPG demo. I’m looking forward to the “Urban Fantasy vs. Horror” panel which will include Michaelbrent Collings (it seems like EVERY panel has Michaelbrent Collings) and Larry Correia. Dan Wells’ keynote will be awesome, I’m sure. There’s a meet-and-greet with Immortal Works Press that I want to attend, mainly because I’m friends with several of them. But if it’s like last year, the most memorable and valuable panels may be the ones I didn’t anticipate.
Anyway, it’ll be a good time. Exhausting, but awesome.
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