Boom. First month of the year and first Con down.
First off, hats off to the runners of COSine Con 2022 for getting it to happen. With the location of the Con getting sold, the main headliners unable to attend due to Covid and a snowstorm blowing in, the Con still happened!
With all of that going on, it was a quiet affair. There were so many writers there, it was amazing. I got to sit in on a few panels as well as attend some others and I got my learn on! So many notes, I’m talking pages of them.
I was on panels and attended others with a lot of great people, Adam Gaffen, R. Gary Raham, David Boop, Jonathan Brazee, Kevin Ikenberry, Jim Henderson, Stephanie Gillis to name just a few! I mean, the list just goes on and on.
The audiobook panel was primo for me as that is the next big step. (well… after I finish the 1st draft of Waltzing Matilda). It was incredibly informative and gave me a lot to chew on in preparation for the whole process.
Like what, you ask? Sound effects yay or nay? (big ole nay) What do the characters actually sound like? To me? Should I voice it myself or hire someone? Would a male voice sound weird for a female character and vice versa? What sort of business options are there for hiring a voice actor? There is more… I have copious notes.
So, woo to the next grand adventure! You know, when I’ve got Waltzing Matilda in one piece.