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Welcome to Atlanta…and the GayRomLit 2013 conference! I’m super excited as it’s my FIRST time attending GRL! I’m taking you along for the ride. Comments, observations, pictures, quotes, interviews…and more! Your virtual play-by-play of what’s happening here!
I’ve downloaded the app (and yes! there’s an app!) and here’s the schedule I’ve picked out for myself from all the options offered:
Wednesday 10/16 –
7:00pm Early Registration
Wednesday is also the Writers’ Workshop day. So, I will use my super stealth crashing skills to peek into the festivities and gawk shamelessly at some of my favorites.
Thursday 10/17 –
8:00am Newbie Meet-n-Greet (hosted by Joyfully Jay)
9:00am Supporting Author Spotlight Event (for newer authors: I’m going to check out Anna Martin, Edmond Manning, and SA McAuley…and lots others!)
1:00pm Author Q&A: Mary Calmes, Marie Sexton, Scotty Cade
2:10pm Author Readings: Damon Suede, Heidi Cullinan, Deanna Wadsworth
3:20pm Author Q&A: TJ Klune, Eric Arvin, Jambrea Jo Jones
6:00pm MLR Press Opening Night Reception
9:00pm The GRL Juke Joint with eXtasy, Stiff Rain, and Wilde City
Friday 10/18 –
9:00am Author Readings: Jordan Castillo Price (OH MY GODDDDDDD!!!), Heidi Cullinan, Lily Veldon
10:10am Author Readings: Ethan Day, ZA Maxfield, Anna Martin
11:20am Storyteller Spotlight – Thrills, Spills, Mystery & Mayhem: Geoffrey Knight, JP Bowie, EM Lynley
2:00pm Fun Fair – Scrapbooking with the Rainbow Romance Writers
3:15pm Fun Fair – Cockwalk Invitational Art Show
6:30pm Dine with an Author Dinner
9:00pm Dreamspinner’s One Enchanted Evening
9:00am Storyteller Spotlight – Breaking Hearts One Page at a Time: KA Mitchell, Amy Lane, JP Barnaby
10:10am Author Q&A: LC Chase, Kaje Harper, Abigail Roux
11:20am Storyteller Spotlight – Boys with Badges: Tere Michaels, Hank Edwards, Silvia Violet
2:00pm Massive Booksigning Event
5:30pm Samhain Press Cocktail Party
9:00pm Totally Bound’s Heaven & Hell Masquerade Ball
8:00am Closing Brunch & Farewell / GRL Photo Booth
All of this is, of course, subject to change depending 1) on where Jordan Castillo Price is…since I go where she goes (I am not a stalker!), 2) if Marie Sexton is drinking wine somewhere (I refuse to let the woman drink alone!), and/or 3) if Damon Suede is off doing something more fun and thus I shall follow…
Promises to myself:
1. I will NOT fangirl like a fool over anyone (exception being, duh, Jordan Castillo Price)
2. I will NOT get too drunk that I forget what happened the night before.
3. I will NOT kiss anyone (at least not with tongue)…(kissing is my go-to drunken move, unfortunately…)
4. I will spend as much time getting to know as many authors, readers, bloggers as possible.
5. I will spend freely on rounds of alcohol…so if you’re reading this from GRL, come find me!
I’ll try to have posts up as real-time as possible, but at the very least 2-3 times each day! It’ll be like you’re here…just w/o the Atlanta humidity! :)