Michelle Rowen

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Frakkin conventions

This weekend I was at Polaris 23, a Toronto sci-fi/fantasy convention. It was a lot of fun and thank you to everyone who attended the panels I was on — the Supernatural and True Blood ones, especially, were so much fun. I’ve learned an important lesson about myself this weekend. I’m a total control freak when it comes to panels, so I hope I let everyone get enough of a say as I blathered on about my thoughts on these great shows. I had dinner on Friday with Lesley Livingston and Adrienne Kress. Have you read their books yet? If not, you should!! They’re fabulous writers!

Thanks to those brave souls who came to my reading today and listened to yet more blathering. And you laughed in all the right places! I may do a video blog of the reading I did from Tall, Dark & Fangsome since I kind of like that scene. It had a little bit of everything in it. Special shout-out to the angel in the audience who offered her bottle of water to poor little parched moi. Thank you! (and, Polaris peeps… writers need water when they do half hour readings!! Just an FYI.)

Great con, though. I highly recommend checking it out if you’re in the area next year.

406-washington-dc-picture_1Now I’m doing last minute prep for my trip to Washington DC for the RWA National Conference. Yikes! I can’t believe it’s been a WHOLE FRAKKIN’ YEAR (can you tell I’ve been at a sci-fi con?) since San Francisco. And yet I have not aged a day. NOT A DAY. It’s very vampiresque of me.

Yes, so WASHINGTON. Home of American politics, museums, and whatnot. I haven’t been there since I was on a class trip in grade 8. And that was, like, twelve years ago.

Ha. I wish. Let’s just say Reagan was president the last time I was there and leave it at that, shall we??

I’m going to keep notes on this conference so I don’t forget anything for my mega-blog at the end of it. I dont’ think I’ll be blogging during the week, but I’ll try to twitter. I have gotten rid of my ancient blackberry (aka: the brick) that I had at RT, so that might be a bit tricker with my new phone, but I’ll see what I can do.

One comment to “Frakkin conventions”

  1. ~Linda~
     · July 23rd, 2009 at 10:35 am · Link

    Ohh I loved Wondrous Strange. Cant wait for Darklignt. Glad you had a great time.

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