A few of the reasons I love WisCon:

  • It has all the nice people, all of them.
  • There’s a bathroom labeled “any gender.”
  • Fans, authors, and artists mix freely and exchange ideas more or less respectfully.
  • People get ideas at panels and act on them.
  • It is responsible for my professional career in many ways; I met my peers, and got an agent through WisCon.
  • People get drunk and write stories.
  • You can pass and/or join the most interesting hallway conversations on just about anything: race, feminism, dragon ecologies.
  • I am so glad to be here at my eleventh WisCon. If you’re here with me, thanks for being here; if you’re not, maybe you should come some year.