13 October 2019
Octocon is a tiny science fiction convention but like most genre cons, it's welcoming to all fiction and film lovers, so if you've not been to a convention and want to get your feet wet, try tiny. Like Octocon in Ireland, where you'll meet fandom folks, writers, and editors like Atlin—who is happy to answer your questions about getting published!
21 September 2019
A Ringwood weekend!
Narrelle M Harris, writer of eleven books, including The Adventure of the Colonial Boy and A Dream to Build a Kiss On for Improbable Press, ran the "Finding your Voice - telling the stories that the ‘younger you’ needed to hear" workshop.
This event was for the Writing the Rainbow Festival at Realm, it was free, and everyone was invited — after booking online.
15-19 August 2019
IP attended Worldcon2019 in Dublin, Ireland, a 5-day extravaganza of readers, writers, publishers in just about every genre. Atlin Merrick and Narrelle M Harris were on panels, attended panels, ate a great deal of sugar, and at least one of them cosplayed as Anthony J Crowley.
While it can be overwhelming, Improbable Press highly encourages readers and writers to attend such conventions to meet tons of like minds!
28-29 June 2019
The Fan Studies Network holds conferences in several countries, IP attended the Portsmouth England fan studies conference 28 & 29 June 2019, and was gratified to learn that studying fandom is cool and can get you your PhD.
Find out more about the Fan Studies Network and look for a conference in your area: highly recommended.