Back in the early 1990's we began this con. It has stagger along, some years better than others, in some amazing places. We've been to New York City, San Francisco, and now we are in New Orleans. We are here because of the HWA. For years we've had the HWA do there events at World Horror. This year World Horror is at an HWA event. So far it seems to have worked out well. Next year World Horror goes to Portland, OR and HWA goes with it as well. The next year we will see.
I love New Orleans. There isn't a city like it anywhere in the USA. Walking in the French Quarter is like stepping back in time. This is the first time I've been here since Katrina hit. I was here back in the 80's and 90's. The French Quarter doesn't look any worse for the experience. Except there seems to be more vacant property about. This is the first year that I've been here during the summer. It is hot and humid, that is what keeps people inside during the day. I try to get up early and wander about. That is the only time it isn't so hot. I just look in the store windows and marvel at the items in them. Very diverse, and strange stores. I image what it would be like to live here. To be able to get up and walk to any of these stores. I wonder what the rent is like or I assume that it is an expensive place to buy property in. One of the things that draws me to the French Quarter is the ability to walk anywhere. They had electric street cars that go in the downtown area but they aren't in the French Quarter.
I also love World Horror. It is so much to fun to see people I haven't seen in awhile. I hope I"m making new friends as well. I hope.