Friday, July 20, 2007

More Conference Fun

Maven Darcy BurkeI have to say I am so sad I don't have more pictures from the RWA National Conference. I have two and they're both posted here. Yes, it's the same group of gorgeous ladies, but each picture features different people looking good and different people, well, looking away from the camera. These are some of the FanLit folks and it was sure fun to meet them in person! Sadly, I don't know everyone's name, but I do know Beverley Kendall, Courtney Milan, Tessa Dare, India Carolina, Cynthia Falcon, Jacqueline, Sara Lindsey, Erica, and Lacey. I'm sort of in the middle - my hair looks much lighter in this picture than in the one in the TV over there (because it is - I do that in the summer). I also decided to have bangs the week before the conference, but that's a whole other blog post.

One of the reasons I don't have more pictures is that I was so excited to just be there. I was literally sucking the life from every moment. I wanted to take pictures at the super fun Romance Divas dinner on Thursday night, but that was the one time I didn't have my camera! I also would have taken more pictures Saturday night when these were taken, but unfortunately the transfer of my camera for these photos included an accidental drop and my camera refused to work after that. Never fear, for we did have someone take a Maven picture. Now, if I could just remember who that was...

I'm not sure what more I can highlight that everyone else hasn't already discussed. I really loved the pitch/giggle fest with the SIRENs (see Lacey's blog). Jacqueline is right that pitching to them was much more nervewracking than the pitches themselves! Very, very helpful though (and bigger, sexier, and more fun!). Can't wait for San Francisco. Actually, I can't wait for Emerald City in October. Smaller venue and crowd, but I'm guessing it'll be the same fun ride.

Who else is going to Emerald City? Come on west-coasters, it's in Seattle! What other conferences/events are you planning to attend this year?


B.E. Sanderson said...

I don't have any conferences on the agenda. I think there's one in Denver next year, but I don't know what next year will bring, so for now it's a no.

Anyway, I just wanted to stop by and say "You guys all look great". =o)

lacey kaye said...

Emerald City, of course (represent!) and then for something totally unrelated, I'm going to a conference in Alaska. ALASKA!!!! w00t!!! Can't wait!

beverley said...

Not Emerald City but Atlanta GA for the M&M conference. I wish we had one with everyone's face showing!

Jacqueline Barbour said...

Hey Bev, I think Courtney's hiding on purpose :->!

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