A Message to the Necon Community from Chris Golden

Dear Necon campers (past, present, and future),

If you attended last year, then you saw what I saw — the greatest goody bag of all time … not just at Necon, but at any convention you’ve ever attended.  If you weren’t there, you should cry yourself to sleep at night.  Not only did we receive more books from publishers (not including CZP) than we have in many, many years, but the wonderful folks at ChiZine sent us enough books to put at least five CZP books into every goody bag.  That’s right, on top of everything else that went in there.

We don’t expect to ever top that.

But we will try forevermore.

Once upon a time, it was enough for us to contact the publishers, tell them about Necon, and ask them if they had any books they wanted to donate.  That hasn’t worked in a very long time.  Last year, for the first time, I wrote a little note like this one.

If you’re a publisher and you’d like to donate books, magazines, or promotional merchandise, that would be fantastic.  If you’re an author or editor and would like to try to persuade your publisher to do the same, that’s wonderful as well.

Authors, if you’ve got that box of spare copies sitting around, send ’em along.

Remember, even though we cap attendance at 200, that doesn’t mean you need to have 200 copies to donate.  The goody bags are always mix and match.

Please ship books, bookmarks, magazines, and merchandise to —

Necon 35
365 Columbus Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02861

See you in July!
— Chris Golden