1 Sleep til Chicago ~ GRL Fears and Frenzy by Brandilyn with Giveaway #TeamPrismGRL


It is almost time! In just over 24 hours, I will be heading to the north side of town to pick up Ms. Becky Condit so we can start our journey to Chicago.

This is my first GRL, so I am excited and terrified in equal measure. I have thought about backing out at least 20 times in the last two weeks. So make the trip worth it for me 🙂

If you are going to be there, be sure to find me. Here is a picture of me from the RT blogger pre-con, so you know what I look like.


Funny, I am wearing that shirt right now, as I type this up!

I am socially awkward, to say the least. I am pretty good at faking it, but I do have moments where I just don’t know the proper protocol. I might be at a loss as to how to act in a given situation. If I look lost, a hand will be greatly appreciated.

I am an introvert. I know many of you are, as well, so you will understand that sometimes I just have to shut down and regroup. I will never ignore you on purpose. I want to meet you; I want to hug you (if you are a hugger, if not just a handshake will do). If you want my attention get it, I may be so far in my own headspace that I don’t realize what is going on around me. I may be at the end of my rope and just not be able to process what I am supposed to be doing.

I speak from experience of my first two cons. I don’t want anyone to feel I alienated them. If you do feel that way, call me on it. I will snap back to reality 😉

I am a little more relaxed this time than I was for RainbowCon and RT because I have some idea what to expect from the experience and myself. I never know if my gregarious side or my pensive side will show up to a given social situation. This time, I have an idea. Unfortunately, it will probably be some weird combination of the two.

One new experience this time will be that I am on a panel. I will be joining Jay, Lisa, and Susan for the Dealing with Bloggers (or whatever we finally called it) panel during the Writer’s Workshop. I am nervous as hell, so if you are going to be at the Writer’s Workshop and are a friendly face, I would love it if you could stop by. For some reason, an empty room scares me more than a full one.

Another new experience will be that some of my team will be there! I can’t tell you how excited I am to meet these ladies. We have been working together for the better part of the year, and they are truly awesome, but we finally get to meet face to face. Also, I won’t be the only representative of Prism there. I am hoping that will take some of the pressure off me and let me cut loose a little more.

Finally, I can’t believe some of the people I will finally get to meet. I met a lot of great people at RT and Rainbowcon, so I will get to see them again. We will have to have a reunion of the No Assholes group for sure (You know who you are)! So many people I am looking forward to seeing again, I can’t name them all for fear I would forget someone. Same with friends I have yet to meet in person. But unlike RT and RainbowCon, I am going to get to meet some of Prism’s readers. You don’t understand how much that excites me!

Oh and I have the best travel buddy and roommate ever! GRL is the third convention this year that we have traveled and roomed together. You would think she would be sick of me by now! See you soon, Becky 🙂

Much Love and see you Tomorrow!

#TeamPrismGRL Giveaway

Note: Books pictured represent the authors graciously donating titles to the giveaway.  They do not necessarily represent the title(s) you will receive.  Each pack will have 1 or 2 signed books from one or more attending Authors.

Note: Books pictured represent the authors graciously donating titles to the giveaway. They do not necessarily represent the title(s) you will receive. Each pack will have 1 or 2 signed books from one or more attending Authors.

Five random commenters on the #TeamPrismGRL posts the week of GRL will win. You can comment on any of all of the following during GRL week (13-20 October) to enter. The more you comment to more entries you have.

  • #TeamPrismGRL tagged Blog posts
  • (That includes THIS post)

  • #TeamPrismGRL tagged Facebook posts by Prism Reviewers during GRL (14-19 October)
  • #TeamPrismGRL tagged posts on Prism Book Alliance Fan Page
  • #TeamPrismGRL tagged Tweets (note you must include #TeamPrismGRL in your tweet to be eligible)

Five winners will each get a #TeamPrismGRL Prize pack that includes:

  • 1 or 2 signed copies of M/M Titles (titles and authors TBD)
  • Prism Book Alliance Totebag
  • RainbowCon/RT/GRL swag pack
  • $10 Amazon or iTunes Gift Card.

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,

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25 thoughts on “1 Sleep til Chicago ~ GRL Fears and Frenzy by Brandilyn with Giveaway #TeamPrismGRL

  1. For awhile I got more and more excited about GRL. Over the past week, I’ve also about backed out 20 times. Hoping I can breathe enough to enjoy every moment. As much as I’m a recluse at times, you are one of the top people I simply cannot wait to meet! See you tomorrow!!!

  2. I’m a wreck as well. I was up at 2 am this morning with a belly full of nerves. And I don’t get there until Wednesday night lol. I’ll definitely try to find you to say hello. Chin up buttercup. We’re all in the same boat I think.

  3. Have a great time with Becky! It’s wonderful that you have her to travel with you and not going alone, although I sure so many people will be so friendly.

  4. I hope you have a great time. I want to come, but I’d be just as bad about wanting to back out as you are. I’m not sure that I wouldn’t be coming by myself when I do come to one; and as an introvert, that’s even harder as I’m sure you can understand. I’m looking forward to all the posts and pictures, so have a blast!

  5. I hope you have a fantastic time. I’m extremely introvert so I’m not even sure if I’ll ever go out long enough to attend any type of convention =(

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