Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Monday Spotlight: Why writers go to conventions

by Rob - May 15th, 2006.
Filed under: Uncategorized.

It’s just after midnight here in Toronto, on Sunday night; ToBeCONtinued, such as it was, is now over, and, had things gone according to plan, I’d have just arrived back home now from Chicago.

All the troubles with ToBeCONtinued got me to thinking about just why writers go to SF conventions in the first place. It’s not the first time I’ve pondered that. In fact, The Ottawa Citizen — the leading newspaper in Canada’s capital city — paid me to contemplate that very question back in 1999, which is when this little article by me first appeared; it’ll serve nicely as this week’s Monday Spotlight, highlighting one of the 500+ documents on my website at

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