I attended this last year and thought it was a great little conference. The price is also very reasonable compared to the larger conferences.
So if you're budget is tight and ginormous crowds make you feel uncomfortable, Northwest Bookfest might just be for you. Or, if you've never attended a writers conference this is a good way to dip your toe in the water.
Tickets are going fast! (And no I'm not going to say "operators are standing by").
I'm a retired USAF TACP (Tactical Air Control Party) member, now working for Washington State Emergency Management. In addition to being an Emergency Operations Specialist at my day/night/weekend job, I'm a Foreign Affairs Specialist, gamer and writer.
I maintain three blogs as an on-line platform. "Stern Rake Studio," my central site, explores a variety of topics on gaming, pop-culture and writing. "Station WTFO" is where I post comments and discussions on the national and international issues that concern us. Finally, "The Redshift Chronicles," is a spin-off of "Stern Rake Studio." This site focuses on sci-fi gaming and is home to my long-form webcomic "Breakout from Bongolaan."