Friday, June 11, 2010

Another con weekend...

Laura Bickle (fellow Juno author who's got two names and two releases...Embers as herself, and Dark Oracle as Alayna Williams) and I went to another convention. Lori Foster's Readers and Author Get Together.

A small con, very romance oriented, they had a ton of fun baskets to raffle off, and the money raised was given to a kid's charity. It's mostly a Friday evening and Saturday kind of con, and most folks seemed to have left before the pirate party on Saturday night. We dressed up and went, but ended up leaving and heading to the Dingle House for some dinner. (No we didn't go in costume.) The Irish pub, we'd discovered, has kilted waiters. Alas, many picture on my camera are blurry so here's one from their site:



Sorry, no kilted pics on their site...











Here's me in my BIG pirate shirt as "The Dread Pirate Robertson" saying...
"This is all ye got, me heartie? You mean the rum's gone?"



Here's Laura Bickle releasing the "quaken."




We had fun, enjoyed the pub food(I discovered a new favorite beer: Old Rasputin's Russian Imperial Stout)and we sampled the Skyline Chili fare because, well, it was Cincinntati. We also hit Jungle Jims an amazing 5-acre grocery with specialty foods from around the world (and a selection of specialty beers that is unmatched!!)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

MARCON

Marcon is a great con. I always have fun there and meet some great people. This year was no exception. I just didn't have enough time to hang and chat with all the great folks that I wanted to see. I didn't go to any room parties. I meant to do that. I also meant to get my picture made with every Klingon I saw. I didn't see any. Darn it. (That's my only complaint.)

So I had to make due with the storm troopers, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, and a handful of bounty hunters...



Not at all bad, as things go.

This weekend is Lori Foster's Reader's and Author's Get Together in Cincinnati. I'll be sure to get some pictures there too. It'll be my first time at Lori's convention, but I know there's a pirate themed party so I know I'll have fun. Hallowe'en & Dragon Con are the only times I get to wear my tri-corn hat...