I enjoy all of the Colorado SF & Fantasy conventions very much, but Myths and Legends Con is by far my favorite. I think it’s the fact that there’s no drama, everyone is there to have fun, things are extremely well organized, and it’s just all around a good time.
Jim Butcher was the guest of honor this year. I really enjoy the Dresden Files series (in many ways I think he has redefined the urban fantasy genre). It was fantastic to listen to him talk about what he has coming next and being on a panel with him was fantastic (standing room only, too, I wish they’d put us in a bigger room). I know that panel in particular was recorded, I’ll have to see if I can find the link.
In all, I was on eight panels, so it was a very busy schedule for me. The nice thing was that the venue for MALCon means there’s no fighting through long corridors to get to your panel room, everything is centrally located around the hotel lobby. So I never had any problems getting from one panel to the next, and trust me, removing that bit of stress is something that can’t be overrated.
I enjoyed every panel and even the ones without official moderators went smoothly enough, all the panelists were professional enough to talk through the subject.
MALCon is also family friendly and they had plenty of kids activities to keep children interested and having fun. I highly recommend it for just about anyone who is a fan of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Better yet, they’re hosting Westercon next year, so it should be a blast.