Realm Makers Ahead!

Realm Makers is this week! YES!

As you read this, I’m probably trying to fit everything I want to take in a suitcase and carry-on bag and finishing up my costume–because I’m a last-minute person like that. Or…ok, just call me a procrastinator. I am. 🙂

For those who haven’t heard of it–where have you been? 😉 Realm Makers is a start-up conference for writers of Christian speculative fiction. The inaugural conference was held last year in St. Louis, and this year, it’s being held in Philadelphia.

Last year was easy to go to, because St. Louis is only three hours away from both my parents and my in-laws. We just stopped off there for a few days before continuing down to visit. It was perfect, especially since Toby was only four months old at the time. This year…well, I’m flying. This is only my second time flying ever, and my first time traveling alone ever. (I’m not a traveler. I dream about it, but when it’s all said and done, I’d much prefer to stay home. Can you say hobbit? 😉 ) And I have a layover both going to Philadelphia and coming home…in Detroit, of all places.

Eesh. If the least that happens is that I get a faceful of zits from the stress, then I’ll count this as a success.

Realm Makers costume banquet

Heather Titus, Kat Heckenbach, and Grace Bridges at Realm Makers 2013

BUT! I’m still super excited. Last year, I coordinated outfits with a couple of friends so we were all from Doctor Who, which was fabulous! This year another friend and I are coordinated, but I can’t tell you about it because it’s a surprise. 🙂 If you want to see sneak peek photos of my costume-in-progress, I blogged about it over at my website.

Can’t wait! I’m sure there will be many, many photos on Facebook and plenty of post-conference blog posts, so if you haven’t managed to go this year, be sure to keep an eye out for those. To those who are going–see ya there! 🙂

About H. A. Titus

H. A. Titus is usually found with her nose in a book or spinning story-worlds in her head. Her love affair with fantasy began at age twelve, when her dad handed her The Lord of the Rings after listening to it on tape during a family vacation. Her stories have been published in Digital Dragon Magazine, Residential Aliens Magazine, and four anthologies: Alternative Witness; Avenir Eclectia Volume 1; The Tanist's Wife and Other Stories; and Different Dragons Volume II. In December 2013, her short story "Dragon Dance" won Honorable Mention in a Writers of the Future contest. She lives on the shores of Lake Superior with her meteorologist husband and young son, who do their best to ensure she occasionally emerges into the real world. When she's not writing, she can be found rock-climbing, skiing, or hanging out at her online home, hatitus.wordpress.com.

2 comments on “Realm Makers Ahead!

  1. Heather, don’t be nervous about traveling alone. I do it all the time. Follow the signs and as an airport employee for help if you get turned around. They’re normally very helpful, even in Detroit!

    And I will meet you in Philadelphia! (squee)

  2. I hope you enjoy it! Would sure love to go “one day”….

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