18 Responses to “Workshops and conferences”

  1. Kristen January 8, 2009 at 10:27 AM #

    I’ve been trying to cut down on my travel, but I do love writer’s conferences. I’m undecided about RT, but RWA is a definite. Might do another conference, just not sure which one. There are so many, aren’t there?

  2. Angie January 8, 2009 at 10:31 AM #

    Kristen, you’re going to be right there for RT! You should at least come up for a day. I’m going to be there early so I can go to Epcot (by myself if necessary!) on that Monday.

  3. jmc January 8, 2009 at 10:36 AM #

    Barring disaster, I’m planning on attending RWA in DC. It will be my first romance-related conference. In the past, I’ve been interested in reading other bloggers’ reports, but not inclined to use my vacation fund for travel and registration, etc. The location of this one is very convenient, though, so I’m going to check it out.

    Otherwise, all conferences this year are related either to work or the non-profit I volunteer for.

  4. Nicole January 8, 2009 at 11:13 AM #

    I really was planning to go to RT, but now that there’s a wedding this summer AND my SIL’s baby, I can’t afford it. Some year I’m determined to go to one of the conferences.

    I’d love it if RT or RWA did Chicago or Minneapolis some year.

  5. December January 8, 2009 at 2:31 PM #

    I’ll be at RWA Nationals in Washington D.C.
    and our RWA conference in Wisconsin.

    These are my first RWA conferences, but I’ll be sure to say Hey!

  6. ArkansasCyndi January 8, 2009 at 4:05 PM #

    Right now, the plan is Dreaming in Dallas the first weekend in April and RWA Nationals in Washington.

    Did RT once but it wasn’t for me. Mostly, I can’t afford it!

    Hope we meet. I look like this…. :belly:

  7. Karin January 8, 2009 at 6:49 PM #

    I’ve never been to a conference before, but I’m debating whether or not to go to one or two this year. A lot of it will depend on my cousin’s wedding later this year and when my friends want to go on the trip we’re planning.

  8. Joan January 8, 2009 at 7:15 PM #

    Creeping out of the lurking closet… :hips: I’m going to the Lori Foster conference.

  9. Angie January 8, 2009 at 7:18 PM #

    Welcome to the wide open, Joan 😛 Have you been before? You’ll enjoy it, I’m sure! Make sure you come and say hi, okay?

  10. rebyj January 8, 2009 at 8:08 PM #

    Vickie Lewis Thompson left a note on my shelfari saying RWA is going to be in Nashville in 2010 . Since that’s here in town I’d love to see if there is any portion for readers or if its all for writers. I have a coffee can savings already started just in case LOL.

    I’m keeping an eye out for any other events in Nashville. So hollah if any of you know of any!

  11. Angie January 8, 2009 at 8:13 PM #

    Reb: RWA is mostly for authors and industry professionals, though there are readers that attend. You most definitely won’t want to miss the book signing!

    Did you attend Sherrilyn Kenyon’s book launch in Nashville last August?

  12. rebyj January 8, 2009 at 9:21 PM #

    Yes I was there! Since I live close by I was one of the first at the door LOL.

  13. Angie January 8, 2009 at 9:34 PM #

    I went since I was in town for a sales meeting. I got there at least an hour after it started and didn’t stay long. It was hot! But I see Sherrilyn at a lot of conferences and I know her assistant, so I stopped to say hi. It was insane.

  14. rebyj January 8, 2009 at 9:54 PM #

    I just stayed an hour or so. The best conversation of the night was with the event planner for the Parthenon. I talked to her about 20 minutes outside where she was freaking out about the number of people that showed up. She was not happy with SK’s staff for various reasons. I had to explain to her about the fan base and why so many were dressed up and she was rolling her eyes and chain smoking the whole time. Some people just don’t get it ! LOL

  15. Joan January 8, 2009 at 10:00 PM #

    This will be my first time there. But I know several people (COFW) who will attend, so it should be fun. At least I hope so. :boobie:

  16. Marcia Colette January 8, 2009 at 10:49 PM #

    No RT or RWA for me this year. 🙁 Instead, I’m compromising with DragonCon and Moonlight and Magnolias. There are some cheap local ones, too, but those two are the largest on my list and the most expensive.

  17. Angie January 9, 2009 at 8:59 AM #

    Every year Moonlight and Magnolias falls when I’m either already at a conference or just returning/going to one. One year maybe I’ll make it!

    We talked about DragonCon this year, I haven’t decided on that one yet.

  18. Ann January 9, 2009 at 1:14 PM #

    I’m planning to go to both RT and RWA. I’d love to go to the Lori Foster, but not sure if I could swing it (summer reading programs, don’t ya know). Have fun at Epcot. :mrgreen:

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