Wednesday, July 28, 2010

First Blogger Bar Bash!

OK, first an apology. I suck and forgot to take a single picture at the first Blogger Bar Bash last night! Argh! I know! I suck! What can I say? I was chatting, having fun, and getting my drink on (but oy! should not have had that last one!) and my camera stayed in my purse. BUT, I think some others snapped some photos, plus we have another Bash tonight after the Literacy Signing, so I will do better to not suck then. Although I promise nothing since, yeah - my day is loaded today and being brain-dead (well more so than usual) is a definite possibility.

So, anywho.....

The first Bash last night was great! The nice thing about having it at one of the bars is that people came and went as they pleased, or as other obligations came up. So many people stopped by, even if for just a few minutes. Fellow So. Cal'ers Tessa Dare, Sabrina Darby, and Rachel Jameson; Harlequin Historical author Blythe Gifford; the sparkling and witty Ms. Megan Frampton; historical authors Cara Elliott and Deb Marlowe; aspiring historical romance author (and tweeter extraordinaire) Keira Soleore; the effervescent Magdalen; fellower blogger, Kim In Hawaii; Lynn from AAR fame; PJ who is with The Romance Dish; author K.A. Mitchell, and so many more people that my tiny pea brain can't conjure up this early in the morning. I think everyone who came had a good time, and hopefully I'll keep running into them throughout the week as the conference wears on.

Now....today. It's early here and I'm taking a bit stop to blog before I head down to Librarians Day and my (::gulp::) presentation. Tessa and I are as prepared as we're ever going to be, so it's just a matter of doing this thang. Wish us luck!

And remember, when I don't suck and do remember to take photos? They're in my RWA 2010 photo album on Flickr. That photo above? A bunch of us chickies reading the cool excerpt booklet put together by Miss Courtney Milan and a scad of other historical romance authors. And trust me when I say that it is gorgeous! And an extremely clever idea.

More updates later - promise. But probably not until tomorrow. Oy! Today is jammed for me....

6 comments:

Rebecca Lynn said...

I totally missed this and am sad. I was at Epcot and didn't get back in time. But wish I would have! Anyway, sounds like y'all had a fun time. Great post, too! :-)

Magdalen said...

Thanks, Wendy (and Anime June) for finding a great venue and advertising such a fun event. I met tons of people in person I already knew online, and lots more people who were new to me.

Oh, and thanks for thinking me effervescent -- I suspect that is a consequence of living/working in near-isolation in my poorly populated corner of Pennsylvania. Get me in a group & you can't shut me up! LOL

Kati said...

Looks SO fun! And you guys get to do it again tonight! Have a blast, Wendy! Hope the seminar went well today. I'm sure you and Tessa knocked it out of the park.

SonomaLass said...

This kind of gathering is what I'm saddest about missing. Maybe next year in NYC.

So glad to know everyone's having a good time, though, and I really appreciate you blogging it for the rest of us #notatrwa.

(I didn't take pictures at RomCon, either. So I suck too.)

Kwana said...

Thanks for this update. It sounds like so much fun. I sure your presentation was a great success. I can't wait to hear more.

nath said...

That picture is just too cute :D You guys are really having a blast! I'm so jealous! LOL.