Woke up late. Of course since I went to bed around 5 AM again LOL! One roommate had driven me back to the hotel room and some time later my handler showed up. I had a meeting shortly after that I couldn’t miss, but it needed to involve food and a cigar, so it got moved from the airport area to Buckhead Cigar shop, where I talked to the owner and then sat down to enjoy a Liga Undercrown while enjoying Four Roses Small batch.
I wish to hell I could have actually done more but after my meeting I was dropped off at the Hilton for my first panel of the day. A 4 PM panel on marketing (last night’s panel was on Where should I submit!) with Kiernan, Cyn, Gail Z. Martin and Kayelle Allen I’m pretty sure. Kayelle moderated, talked about our strengths and let us go for a few minutes before taking Q/A from the audience.
Afterwards, hanging out, wandering and food called before I met my friend Geoff and his lady for a cigar. Then it was off to BDSM 201, which was straight up Q/A. Brutal. That’s all I can really say, because the questions were FAR from easy. But the people asking questions showed a great deal of courage
After the BDSM panel let out (it was almsot 1 AM) I took more Q/A and chopped it up with some folks, readers, etc. Got to hang with people I met last year.
I DO know there was at least one woman who was disappointed that I didn’t cross dress for the BDSM 201 panel and I have to apologize, I didn’t have room to pack my dress and heels! Lame huh?
An hour later, handler located, ride located, other roommate located, and back to the hotel for food and SLEEP! Bedtime was..around 5:30 AM.