Convention Wrap up and What’s up next.
Convention Wrap up
It’s Wednesday and I am finally back to somewhat normal.
You see I spent last weekend at the Wild Wicked Weekend author/reader event. My plane was delayed on the way home, though not nearly as long as many of my author friends, and I didn’t get in my door until after 10pm. I took the last two days to recoup and now I am here to share with you and a few pointers for future conventions you may want to attend.
I had a blast, there were hiccups and bumps throughout the convention, but the opportunity to connect with fellow authors and readers was amazing. We stayed at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the most haunted hotel in Texas. Now before you ask, yes I had a few paranormal experiences and it was an amazing time. We had the opportunity to take a ghost walk tour and our tour guide was amazing. I would highly recommend it if you ever go.
The hotel itself was gorgeous and with such an amazing historical past. Plus the architecture could take days to appreciate. I won’t bore you with loads of details, but here are just a couple pictures.
Pretty cool digs for the four days I got to stay.
While there I got to reconnect with some of my amazing author peeps like Siobhan Muir, Cooper McKenzie, Sandy Sullivan, and Tara Vassar to name a few. I also got to meet some authors that have been on my want to meet list like Elle Boon, Damon Suede, Golden Czermak, and Caitlyn O’Leary. I spent late nights chatting with the amazing Dominique Eastwick, Kate Richards, Kerry Adrienne, Siobhan Muir, and Louisa Bacio and too many others to name here. (look at the attending authors on the WWW website, I probably talked to them all at least once.)
I also reconnected with some fabulous readers and met many new ones. It was awesome to meet Chris Jones at the book signing and get hugs. Hugs are awesome.
The weekend ended on Sunday with lunch at O’Brien’s with Patti Schmotzer. A mimosa and alligator po’boy for lunch and a leisurely stroll down the river walk rounded out the weekend before flying back home.
A few quick travel tips
- If you are driving to a signing or convention bring water, like your own personal case of water or refillable water bottle. The water bottle works well for those who are flying as well.
- Snacks, bringing snacks is important. Again saves you some cash when the munchies arrive or you miss breakfast.
- Take your own pillow if you can, cause hotel pillows are never the same as home.
- Also wet wipes and hand sanitizer and keep them in your purse or bag at all times.
- A small medical kit with a couple band aids, Advil or Tylenol, Imodium (cause ya never know), Zantac or tums and a small sewing kit.
These are just a few suggestions. Is there anything you think every con attendee needs to have?
So today it’s back to reality and work. Wyatt, my wonderfully stubborn dragon shifter, is almost to thirty five thousand words which means only another fifteen to twenty thousand to go.
In the next twelve days.
Totally doable, right? I think so.
Mark your calendars for March 12th, that is the official release date for the final installment of the Destiny Trilogy, Fulfilling their Destiny. I am excited about the final culmination of over four years of work.