The booksigning portion of RomCon was lots of fun, but it sure wasn't the end.
Next I got to hang out at "Author Alley", which was an area for authors to sit, sign more books, and just generally be accessible to readers. It didn't see much action Saturday afternoon, probably because the readers had just had that opportunity at the signing. Regardless, I'm glad I went, because I was next to Lori Wilde (who'd also moderated our Author Fairy Godmother session). She's very nice, and friendly, and she has a wonderful, soft Fort Worth accent. We chatted about books and ebooks and her iPad, and how much "the business" is changing.
I'm thrilled to find big name authors are embracing digital books (despite the hoopla we hear on forums).
After a long break (I'll unapologetically admit I did not attend any of the meals or balls at RomCon -- the family was along after all, plus I just needed some downtime), I had one more event, which was a mixer for erotic romance authors and readers. This was a very organized event, with lots of games and prizes. I'd volunteered to take the first slot, and did Adult MadLibs. It was a huge hit! (thanks again, Amanda!) The crowd warmed up and really started supplying some colorful words by our third MadLib. I left right after, because of the late hour, but from what I heard, it was lots of fun, with drinking games and gambling later on. That was a nice high note on which to end my experience.
Hubby and I had a little time-out down at the bar later, and we visited with Delinda Jasper (EIC at Accomplice Press). We even did a Patron shot together, while she waited on some dinner. I consider her a friend, and intend to keep in contact.
I hope all the readers (and other authors) who attended had a great time. I definitely did. And yes, I'll be there next year.