I like cons. Whether or not it’s a conference or a convention, I like the possibility to find new issues, meet my faves, and (let’s be trustworthy) decide up swag. My poor introvert mind and physique should take days to recuperate from any large gathering of that nature, however the time I spend there, whether or not for work or my very own enjoyment (and let’s face it, it’s often a mixture of each in my case), is all the time memorable.
I miss cons. I’m positive all of us do at this level. However I’ve been residing vicariously by a couple of people who find themselves residing their greatest lives on the pretend or actual cons of their alternative, and realized there are a bunch of books that I’ve actually favored that happen at cons or have a robust con part. And since I’m me, they’ve all had a minimum of a little bit bit of affection.
(Notice: The vast majority of the grownup romances have some quantity of express intercourse.)
The Geek’s Information to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash
When the creator of their favourite comedian plans to make a giant look at NYCC, Graham and his BFF Roxy are prepared for the possibility of a lifetime. And Graham, who plans to admit his like to stated BFF, is prepared for it. However the con life (and possibly a brand new buddy?) preserve getting in the way in which.
Geekerella (et al) by Ashley Poston
Geekerella and its follow-up The Princess and the Fangirl each have pivotal scenes at cons, although neither is totally set at one like lots of the different tales on this record. The previous is a recent reimagining of Cinderella by which our younger protagonists—a younger fan with a horrible household and the actor set to play the hero within the reboot of her favourite present—are web buddies as effectively.
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Ship It by Britta Lundin
That is the place I presently reside on my con journey, and I’m wildly having fun with it.
Claire is a fan. Or extra, she’s a Fan. She writes sufficient fan fiction for her favourite new present that her tumblr and fic deal with are acquainted to different followers. After she blatantly asks the celebrities and showrunner about the potential for her massive Ship changing into canon—to which one of many costars calls her loopy—she “wins” an all bills paid journey on the remainder of Demon Coronary heart’s con circuit. Not solely does she should cope with relationships with the present individuals, however there’s this lady she preserve working into…
One True Pairing by Cathy Yardley
When a person runs into the cafe the place Hailey works to cover from a screaming flock of ladies, she isn’t impressed. However it seems he’s the star of a present that’s type of like Supernatural and a meet and greet has gone utterly fallacious. The pair hit it off—regardless that she doesn’t notably know or care who he’s—after which discover themselves in a scenario the place individuals suppose she’s his new girlfriend. When his individuals inform him to go along with it, they fight it out.
Extra Than Comics by Elizabeth Briggs
Tara and Hector are collaborators on a brand new graphic novel and might’t look ahead to the possibility to market it at comedian con. Additionally they can’t wait to satisfy—as a result of whereas they’ve been working collectively for years and have identified one another even longer, they’ve by no means met in individual. And after they do—hoo man, the chemistry. They don’t have lengthy collectively, however they wish to use on a regular basis they’ve bought.
That Type of Man by Talia Hibbert
That is the third ebook in a collection, nevertheless it largely works as a standalone (though, when you haven’t learn A Woman Like Her and Untouchable, you actually ought to).
Rae and Zach are buddies, they usually have a tremendous chemistry. When Rae will get an invite to a convention the place her ex-husband will likely be honored, she asks Zach to come back alongside…as her boyfriend. Faux boyfriend, that’s. Zach, who has simply sworn off informal intercourse after realizing he was demisexual, is comfortable to go along with her and faux. However when issues warmth up, he’s undecided the place to go.
Conventionally Yours by Annabeth Albert (June 2)
And that is my subsequent enterprise into con life! Two rival followers take a highway journey to a con the place they every have very massive targets. I don’t know a complete lot about it, besides that there’s gaming concerned and there’s sufficient time in a automobile that it comes right down to homicide or smooching, however I’ll take it!
I’m additionally excited to select up Queens of Geek, which I’ve had an ARC of since 2016. It’s tremendous queer and racially various, has nervousness rep, and simply sounds outright cute (And I liked the opposite ebook by Jen Wilde that I’ve learn, The Brightsiders).
And there are a couple of that I’ve loved which can be sadly out of print, like Lone Wolf by Aleksandr Voinov and LA Witt, and Defying Conference by Cecil Wilde. If you will get your palms on them, they’re positively value testing.
What are your favourite con-set love tales? Inform me on the socials!