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Anyone going to the Historical Novel Society Conference?

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Anyone going to the Historical Novel Society Conference?

Post by Divia » Mon September 29th, 2008, 12:19 am

I blew my chance to go to the one in Albany which is just 3 hours away :mad: Now I see the one in Chicago is coming up. I was wondering if anyone was going..or even if I should go since it will be expensive: Fee is $325, hotel is.. dunno its got to be around 300 too and plane tickets have to be At least 300 bucks. Its gonna be at least a grand to go.

Im working on the second draft of my manuscript and might have that done by June but it will need to be edited..and I dont know if it will be. Would it be worth it for me to go?

Anyone else going?

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Post by Ariadne » Mon September 29th, 2008, 12:28 am

Well, I'll be there!

I'm one of the organizers so I may be biased :D but I can provide a little more info... hotel is $119/night plus tax, fees are $300 for members or $325 non-members, but it includes all meals. The prices are as low as we can make them (we're not going to make a profit on this conference).

We should have the list of attending editors and agents, as well as info on the program schedule and speakers, online within another month or so - which should make it easier for people to decide.
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Post by donroc » Mon September 29th, 2008, 12:45 am

So far, I am planning to go.
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Post by Christine Blevins » Mon September 29th, 2008, 12:54 am

I went to Albany and had a wonderful time.
The 2009 conference is about a twenty minute car ride from home for me, so I am definitely going.

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Post by Divia » Mon September 29th, 2008, 1:01 am

How far in your manuscript should you be before you talk to agents at the conference? :confused:
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Post by Ariadne » Mon September 29th, 2008, 2:12 am

I would say you should have a completed manuscript (or very very near complete) so that you'll have something to send them if they ask you to follow up with them afterwards.

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Post by Divia » Mon September 29th, 2008, 2:50 am

[quote=""Ariadne""]I would say you should have a completed manuscript (or very very near complete) so that you'll have something to send them if they ask you to follow up with them afterwards.[/quote]

Bummer. Guess that pretty much means I'm out.
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Post by pat » Mon September 29th, 2008, 7:56 am

[quote=""Divia""]Bummer. Guess that pretty much means I'm out.[/quote]

Go for the experience of it! You might pic up lots of usefull advice.
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Post by Divia » Mon September 29th, 2008, 11:07 am

Yeah but money is tight right now. I need to be very careful how I spend a grand, if not more.
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Post by pat » Mon September 29th, 2008, 11:10 am

[quote=""Divia""]Yeah but money is tight right now. I need to be very careful how I spend a grand, if not more.[/quote]

Fair enough! Instead, work on your manuscript and save for the next one!
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