Man what a clusterfuck! LOL! Seriously, got into Atlanta with no problem but the person who was supposed to have a room reserved for himself, another woman my handler and I was a no show. It took a bit of wheeling and dealing on my handler’s part but she managed to get us a room at the Marriott Marquis, only to have us move the next night to Doubletree…by the AIRPORT!
It was a place to crash and again luck was on our side when said third friend, ie the new woman I’m hanging with at this con has another friend with a car! HUZZAH! LOL!
Friday night’s WriteSEX/Tantric Tentacles panel went off well. We covered a lot of ground, everything from how to get published in erotica and why it’s still a viable genre all the way to a little more of the nitty gritty, thanks to Kiernan Kelly and I moderating that panel.
I HAD to eat better this year around so I managed to find places where I could a decent meal. Truva, right near Peachtree Center and off Andrew Young International fit the bill for lunch/breakfast. Handler, Attilia and I went out, had a lovely meal and then parted as they’re con-goers and I’m a worker LOL!
Afterwards, went to reg to pick up my badge, took Attilia since I wanted my handler to actually ENJOY? the con for one, and second, she works registration and could get me through the disabilities line. I’d like to take a second to give a hearty special shout out to Mary Hardin-Moore, one of my dearest readers whom as a fan I enjoy. She graciously gave me her badge since she couldn’t take it this year.
Badge picked up, time to meet up with author Elizabeth J. Kolodziej – one of my rising stars. Liz is the author of Demon Protection Plan, a short in the anthology Sexiest Time of the Year. She’s got another story coming out from Sizzler Editions sitting on her editor’s (mine) desk as soon as he returns from whatever shit hit him from the con.
We hung out, drank, talked, drank, headed to the hotel where Attilia, my Handler and I were sharing a room, drank, then Liz ditched out for a bit while i found food and prepped for WriteSEX.
It was DEFINITELY a long day and I’m pretty sure we all ended up in bed sometime around 5 AM…
Thus ends day one. Make sure to check out Demon Protection Plan by Elizabeth J. Kolodziej, a complementary addition to Lani Rhea/JP Archer and Clarice Clique
You’re a sweetheart, Sascha, and you’re very welcome! So glad I could give you my ticket. Looking forward to hearing more about DragonCon.