Resource: The Convention Finder

Containment logoNew writers are often given the advice that they should attend conventions. But what conventions and where? Back in March of 2008, SFWA member John Joseph Adams issued a challenge to readers of his blog, wishing that someone would, “Gather up data on all of the science fiction conventions held every year (here’s a good place to start) and set up a database so that users can enter their zip code to discover which cons are closest to them.”

Nathan Lilly, of Green Tentacles, did exactly that. The Convention Finder searches a database of cons based on location, making it easy to find the convention nearest you.