Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Con 2022

After 2 years of seclusion, home quarantine, canceled events, and God knows what, the world is finally gearing back in motion again. The world of books, art, and comics is no exception. After dealing with some heavy losses and way too many months of utter silence, the "Cons" are back... and boy, am I looking forward to attending this year's first: HSFCon in Sneek, Friesland (NL).

HSFCon 2022

HSFCon will be a weekend filled with panels, talks, and presentations about anything that these genres have to offer us, along with a good dollop of science. Feast your eyes and empty your purse at the dealers’ stands, join the workshops and spend some time with fellow fans.

HSFCon 2022 will take place at the Van der Valk Hotel in Sneek (NL) on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May 2022. It's a convention for all fans of Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy.

Special Guest Appearances

With a long list of amazing guests, HSFCon promises to be one blast of a weekend. Have a look at the names you'll come across:

- Peter Schaap

- Kim ten Tusscher

- Saskia Appel

- Sector 31

- Jorrit de Klerk

- Marjo Heijkoop

- Joachim Heijndermans

- Edwin Mathlener

- Erwin van Ballegooij

and last but not least: Sandy Butchers

What to do? Lectures:

When The Singularian Grimoire Anthologies were little more than an idea, it was clear that a project like this had nothing to gain in the regular industry. With illustrations and art prints being too expensive for a regular publisher to earn money with, comic book/graphic novel publishers found there was simply too much text, as the project was neither. Sandy Butchers had only 1 option: To Go Boldly Where No Man Had Gone Before... Crowdsourced Publishing.

We all want to broaden our horizons when it comes to marketing our books in a digital world. But, with marketing being an expensive and time-consuming chore, it's very refreshing to get in touch with some free-to-use platforms that may even bring in some cash if done right.

Join Sandy Butchers during an innovative lecture for creative souls who seek to start their projects but don't quite know where to begin. We'll look into platforms like Patreon, Wattpad, Medium, Raddish, and much more, and discuss the impact any of those can have on your writing career. Sandy will share tips and tricks to get started, as well as touch upon the most common pros and cons of working on a multitude of platforms at once. Of course, there is plenty of time to answer your questions during and after the program.

What to do? Workshops:

Drabbling: the art of writing a full story in exactly 100 words. Impossible you say? I beg to differ. Drabbling has gained a lot of popularity over the last couple of years as these quick reads are exactly what the industry demands. For creative writers, it's a fun way to explore storytelling. For veteran authors, it's a perfect way to hone their skills in writing those dreaded back blurbs. During this interactive workshop, Sandy Butchers will explain the basics of drabbling through fun little exercises and writing prompts. Be sure to bring a pen and some paper or a cellphone to participate.

Forgotten Ones by Eerie River publishing was received as an international best-selling anthology.
Forgotten Ones by Eerie River publishing was received as an international best-selling anthology.

What to do? Panels:

Aside from lectures and workshops, there will also be a variety of author/creator panels that you can join. There are some seriously interesting topics on the menu. Have a look and decide for yourself which ones you'd like to attend:

- Music & Sci-Fi

- Diversity/Own-Voices in Speculative Genres

- Fandom in The Netherlands: A Roadmap to Eurocon

- How do I market my own stories?

- How games and tv-shows influence our views on storytelling

- Political Systems in Sci-Fi & Fantasy

- Sci-Fi & Fantasy: how much are they truly alike?

- Sci-Fi: fantasy or a prediction of the future?

- Where the bad people dwell (How to make a compelling Villain.)

- What is Horror?

The Singularian Grimoire Anthology

Of course, with Sandy Butchers' presence, this Con will also be the very first real-life possibility to see those amazing Hardcover Collector's Edition books as well as Limited Edition Art Prints, and more. Keep an eye on the blog and her general social media feeds to stay up-to-date on special offers during the event.

Special Offer: Sign up now to get an exclusive collector's mug with your subscription.
Special Offer: Sign up now to get an exclusive collector's mug with your subscription.

As you can see, there's an awful lot to enjoy on both the 14th and 15th of May. Be sure to get your tickets on time.


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