You know, I’d love to write something deeply profound about the fact that our genre seems near the point of breaking through to larger numbers of readers, but Kat already did that. Or I could talk about the importance of the Realm Makers conference to our intellectual rigor, but E. Stephen Burnett is on top of that subject.
So, being short on time and originality, I’m going to direct you to a couple of our old posts:
Earlier this year, as we were preparing for Realm Makers, I wrote about how fractured the community seems, and gave a list of the various places we all hang out. More recently, some of us were chatting on Facebook about the need to centralize Christian SpecFic fandom. Because of its extensive library, Speculative Faith is a great site for people who are interested in learning more about the genre as readers. And it’s my hope that New Authors Fellowship will be the go-to site for Christian SpecFic writers.
In April, I compiled a list of publishers who handle Christian SpecFic. If you haven’t looked at that post in a while, note that in the comments I’ve added a few more publishers I’ve since discovered.
What do you see as the best place for readers of our genre to gather? Is it a blog, a forum, a Facebook page? Or is it something that hasn’t been created yet?