Finally got around to getting conky to autostart and first tried this
Open PCManFM > click View - Show Hidden Files > open .config > open autostart. You will see a file named parcellite. This is your clipboard. To add more files here, open lxdecc > click System tab > open File Manager Superuser Mode > navigate to /usr/share/applications and look for the .desktop files of the apps you want. Right click each file and choose copy from the drop menu. Right click in the autostart directory and choose paste from the drop menu. When you've finished, log out / in. The apps will start.
Now I'm sure if conky would have been there that would have worked just perfect, but it wasn't. Sooo
...I started monkeying around with it by copying another one (.desktop) there with leafpad (as root) and changed the right parts to "conky" and whatnot (oddly enough just copying conky there and adding a ".desktop" to it didn't seem to work
) and bingo ... I have a autostarting conky now
My fix (as root -- /home/ "your name here" /.config/autostart)
Kinda amazed I didn't hose my desktop