ConGregate 2: Scoundrels and Rogues is set to open at the Radisson Hotel in High Point tomorrow, with writer guests of honor Timothy Zahn and Michael Stackpole, tons of programming, gaming, parties, and more, including Saturday evening’s presentation of this year’s Manly Wade Wellman Award. I’m looking forward to seeing so many friends old and new, including John Hartness, A.J. Hartley, Laura Haywood-Cory, Emily Lavin Leverett, Paula S. Jordan, Chris Kennedy, Darin Kennedy, Debra Killeen, Steven S. Long, Gail Z. Martin, Misty Massey, James Maxey, Margaret S. McGraw, Jay Posey, Gray Rinehart, Edmund R. Schubert, Rich Sigfrit, Michael G. Willians, Allen and Darcy Wold, and on and on. It’s going to be fantastic!
And while my schedule doesn’t quite permit it, I highly, highly recommend taking the train to the convention if you can. The High Point Amtrak station (HPT) is literally half a block from the hotel, with multiple trains daily from Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Greensboro, Burlington, Charlotte, and beyond. The routes to look far are the Crescent as well as the Carolinian and Piedmont. That’s how I got to StellarCon a couple of times when it was held at the High Point Radisson and it was just a fantastic trip. See you there?