Submissions

Tell Us Your Supernatural Con Story!

We invite you to share your Supernatural convention story for possible publication in CONventional Wisdom, a book about the lasting impact cons have on people’s lives.

Deadline: February 14, 2018

Cons are a unique experience: For three days, fans get to live in the fandom, surrounded by the acceptance and support of people who share the same passions. It’s a family gathering of sorts, with an atmosphere of near-euphoric celebration, where everyone is running on adrenaline, endorphins, and the thrill of meeting people we admire. Cons are a lot of fun. But for some, they’re also unexpectedly life-changing.

We want to focus on those stories: the stories of lives changed because of a photo, a song, a speech, or a chance encounter at a con. We’d like to hear from people who were inspired to change, to come out, to stand up for themselves and others, to love themselves, or to discover things about themselves. Stories about the friendships made or strengthened, lessons learned, ideas sparked, and stepping out of comfort zones. We hope to hear from those for whom cons offered an opportunity to be creative and expressive. Any con experience whose effects carried over into everyday life can be a candidate for publication. We hope this book will not only give fans a place to share their stories, but will help illustrate our theory that cons are not only fun, but beneficial to fans’ mental health in all kinds of ways.

To share your story, please submit it by clicking on the Contact tab above and paste it into the Comments section, or send via e-mail to

conventionalwisdomspn@gmail.com

Your story can be as long or as short as you like.

If you prefer to be interviewed (text or voice), please contact us here:

conventionalwisdomspn@gmail.com

Deadline: February 14, 2018

We reserve the right to edit for space and clarity. You will have final approval over what gets printed. Nothing will be published or shared in any way without your consent. You retain the copyright to your story.

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