On Sunday, July 26, I wrote up a very measured and rather SRS BZNESS account of attending this year's RWA. Now, I'd like to rattle off some of the other experiences I had. It wasn't all microaggressions and diversity panels. There was a whole lotta fun and a whole lotta silly. (And, at one point, a whole lot of tequila.)
•I Kool-Aid Womanned my way onto The Li.st's romance panels on Tuesday night with Maya Rodale, Sarah MacLean, Alisha Rai, Carla Neggers, Feminista Jones, Rebekah Weatherspoon and Jordan Silver. (I said the word “orgasm.” A LOT. And on Periscope! Eep.)
|Alisha, me, Rebekah's mojito, and Rebekah's photo skills|
•Me: “Why is this bar so empty and unprepared on a Saturday?”
Alisha Rai: “Honey, it's Tuesday.”
•Protip: Never order a mojito at a Russian vodka bar.
•I found soon-to-be RITA winner Meredith Duran at the Literacy Signing and she autographed Lady Be Good for me.
•I did a vodka shot at Lorelie Brown's table at the Literacy Signing. (Zoe Archer saw the whole thing. #sorrynotsorry)
•I hugged Lauren Dane...and then basically never saw her again. Heh.
•I fangirled at Bec McMaster, because I LOVE her London Steampunk series.
•I got recognized from Twitter by Beverly “bow down to her freaking awesomeness” Jenkins.
•I caught the tail-end of the Thursday morning breakfast buffet with Katana Collins. (I hope all of that leftover bacon went to a good place.)
•Our Bollywood Basics panel proved that the power of Ranveer Singh's oiled-up chest cannot be denied.