Midwestern Booklovers Unite Convention

Midwestern Booklovers Unite Convention
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Friday, August 12, 2011


Me, looking foxy in my black wig, ears and tail.

Pardon the short blog post, but I'm really, really tired. It's been a long day, but I promised a picture of me in the black wig and the tail, and I'm delivering.

Today, I was on a panel on the life of the average author. Since Stephanie "Flash" Burke was on it with me, there was nothing average about it. (Bathroom attendant at a strip joint? Really?) This afternoon, Bianca d'Arc, Carolyn Ivey, JC Wilder and I gave away a Nook at the Wine and Cheese party in the Hospitality suite, and then it was time for the Mythos Ball. I was a Kitsune in some really crappy glitter nail polish that looked fabulous in the crappy lighting of the ballroom. The food was surprisingly good (but then again, this is Philly) and then door prizes were given out. I actually won something, a mug and a hoodie from Larissa Ione.

Tomorrow is the booksigning from 2-4 (or 2-4:30, depending on who you talk to), and afterwards is the Steampunk ball. Have I mentioned I'll be on the arm of a really hot cowboy named Dusty?


Louise said...

Awesome kitsune costume foxy lady!
Glad that you are enjoying yourself despite the hotel's attempt at sabotage.

Have fun steampunking with your hubby!

Beth-Ann Mason said...

My brother (who is a *big* furrycon person) said to tell you the costume rocks! :) I think I could get him to a writer convention like this if I promised people would be wearing furry things!

Thanks for sharing the pictures. I'm sorry Doubletree made it such a crappy experience, but I'm *thrilled* that the con itself was (by all accounts) and amazing success. I can't wait for AAD2012 in NOLA!


Dana Marie Bell said...

Absolutely! The con itself rocked, it was the venue that sucked. That had nothing to do with the people running AAD and everything to do with Doubletree. Honestly, if I were Stella I would have been in a rage-induced migraine most of the time.

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"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

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"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert

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