We had a fantastic time at Imaginarium 2014, the writers conference held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Hosted by Stephen Zimmer of Seventh Star Press, this was the first year and Stephen and his crew did a masterful job, handling any and all problems thrown their way. Including a fire alarm in during the second hour of operation.
Several Hydra authors attended the event: Tony Acree, Dave Creek, Rachael Rawlings, Stuart Thaman and Tom Wallace. They spent the weekend signing books and participating in the wide range of panels offered to attendees.
Over the course of the weekend we picked up a new editor, cover artist and signed a hot new author, Rebekah McAuliffe.
We were able to spend time with friends, both new and old. Other great presses at the event included Loconeal, Blackwyrm, Pro Se, Post Mortem, Press Charon Coin Press and Per Bastet Publications. The great thing about events like Imaginarium is to meet with like minded people and learn from them what they do best, then apply it to your own small press.
Dave Mattingly, James O. Barnes, Tommy Hanckock and Jerry Benns were generous with their time and helpful with their suggestions on things we can do to continue to grow Hydra Publications.
Plans are already in the works for Imaginarium 2015, which will include Literary Awards to complement the film festival awards. Hydra Publications will once again be a sponsor for the event and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.