Friday, July 23, 2021

Imaginarium Convention 2021 - Louisville

It was nice to be back in Louisville, Kentucky for the Imaginarium Convention. Almost for a moment, we could forget COVID didn’t happen. Happily vaccinated authors, gamers and film makers filled the rooms at Holiday Inn. Old friends got to re-acquaint with each other and new friendships grew.

Panels and workshops were plentiful and informative. I had 3 panels to sit on: Young Adult, Paranormal, and Children’s Lit. The events were so well-attended, I chose to sit out of the Paranormal panel – already 5 panelists; so for the sake of social distancing, I sat out.

Great questions were asked and the panelists readily imparted their wisdom. Almost ever table in the Vendors Hall and Creative’s Alley was occupied with a merchant.

On Saturday after hours, an awards banquet was held to honor 2020 and 2021 winners in various categories. I had the honor to accept Best Children’s Book for 2020 for My Mom Is Sick and It’s Okay.

Imaginarium is such a great event for networking and creating new alliances. The event serves to boost confidence in everyone.

Now that Imaginarium has concluded, it leaves a feeling of excitement for what next year will bring!