Reblog: Panel Etiquette At A Con – My Opinion

I haven’t seen a panel of writers in over 20 yrs, and that one had Stephen Baxter and some other folks up there. I guess I got lucky 🙂


I just got back from another great MidSouth Convention held in Memphis, and as usual I took away a lot of good and some bad from it. Today I’ll talk about the bad, because I still haven’t had enough coffee as I sit down and write this post, and the 13 hour ride home Sunday into Monday is still kicking my ass…

There are a few bad things I saw on panels, and not just this weekend. It seems like every convention I go to, or anytime I talk with another writer who’s done quite a few conventions like I have, these things come up, so I’m here to be a jerk and point out what you really shouldn’t be doing if you’re lucky enough to be invited to speak on a panel with your peers. Luckily, only a couple of these came up this past weekend, and for the…

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2 responses to “Reblog: Panel Etiquette At A Con – My Opinion

  1. stevecampbellfl

    Great post by Armand – thanks for Sharing it John. He’s spot on with the audience member’s feeling like they need to add to the panel point – drove me up a wall at my last conference.

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