New Orleans Day 2 ~ RT Convention Update by Brandilyn

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Today was the first “official” day of the con.  I am so freaking glad I managed to register yesterday.  It was a MAD HOUSE this morning for registration.  *shudder*

Started the day with a not-so-healthy breakfast with some great ladies including Becky, Wade Kelly, Jordan L Hawk, and EM Lynley.  We ate at a restaurant across Chartres from the hotel.  (Same place Becky and I ate last night).  It was pretty good.  Kinda hard to screw up breakfast food.

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After that it was time to pick up our “goodie bags” for the con.  Not a ton of M/M stuff in them, but I did score a copy of SE Jakes Free Falling and a pretty nice bag.  I then went to “Pimp your Badge” were I proceeded to NOT pimp my badge.  (I had another button on it, but I lost it during lunch, apparently.  It kept opening up.  I am sad, it was a button from RainbowCon celebrating this year Hop Again Homophobia, which will be kicking off Friday.)

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I did, however, meet some more great authors and readers.  Including Vanessa North (who is so freaking cute), Lynn Lorenz, and ZA Maxfield.

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Took a walk through the Promo corner, or whatever the heck they call it, basically it is a bunch of tables with swag.  It was still early, so not EVERYONE was set up, but I did peruse the setups for Wade Kelly, Damon Suede, and Heidi Cullinan.

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I even got to talk to a couple of Het readers while I was standing near Damon’s table.  I got to talk about my favorite subject, BOOKS!  Specifically my favorites and give suggestions of who to try in the gay fiction world.  I LOVE that part of my job.

Eventually, I went to my first panel, Top to Bottom: Create your own M/M Hero (or something like that).  It was hosted by Marie Sexton, ZA Maxfield, Cassandra Carr, Amy Lane, and Tara Lain.  It was a freaking BLAST.

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I skipped the next LGBT panel in favor of lunch and then retreated to my room with a headache.  After some drugs and rest, Becky and I went down to meet with Josephine Myles for her turn in the “RT Cafe” which is a somewhat informal conversational time with the authors.  It was fun.

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I then had dinner with JP Barnaby and her friend Jodi, both fabulous women.

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We ate at NOLA, one of Emeril’s restaurants.  It was delicious and the service was fabulous.  I had some Chicken & Andouille Gumbo and Shrimp and Grits.  Both fabulous.

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Closed out the evening chatting in the hotel lobby.  A number of people stopped by for a bit of time, including (among others) LA Witt and ZA Maxfield (not sure what that expression is on ZAM’s face).

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Much Love and see you Tomorrow!

Giveaway!

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So I have a little giveaway to go with my RT Update posts.  Every comment made on one of my “RT Con Updates” will enter you to win a swag pack.  It will include a Prism Tote Bag filled with RainbowCon swag, RT Swag, and Prism Book Alliance swag.  It will also include a $10 Amazon Giftcard.

I will draw the winner from among all those who comment on my RT Updates on 20 May 2014 after I get back from New Orleans.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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12 thoughts on “New Orleans Day 2 ~ RT Convention Update by Brandilyn

  1. Looking forward to your updates. Sounds like a good time so far (except for the headache. Hope you are feeling better today).

  2. The internet is very quiet when you are gone. On the upside, I’ve gotten a lot of work done. On the downside, I miss seeing you online. Hope you’re having lots of fun!!

  3. Let’s hope the headache was a one off. My newsfeed seems really slow with you away. Lol. Glad you’re having a grand time, make sure you convert the het readers to the good side.

  4. I’m a bit jealous. It really sounds like you had an awesome day. Sorry to hear you lost your Hop Against Homophobia button, hopefully it’ll turn up and won’t be officially lost.

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