A few words from New York Times Best-Selling Author, 1/3 of the “Three Guys with Beards” Podcast, and Esteemed Necon Committee Member Christopher Golden —
Dear Necon Campers (past, present, and future),
We’ve been on a roll the past two years when it comes to the Necon Goody Bags, so please help us make it three fantastic years in a row this summer!
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. For the past two years, I’ve written a little note like this one and every Necon Camper has reaped the rewards.
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.
The official deadline for us to receive Goody Bag donations is July 1st, 2016 (although let’s face it, that’s a soft deadline; if you write us in advance and ask to send your donations after the 1st, we’ll be more than happy to accommodate). Please ship any materials you’d like to donate, including (but not limited to) books, bookmarks, magazines, and merchandise to —
365 Columbus Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02861
See you in July!
— Chris Golden