I had a busy few weeks, with Pikes Peak Writers Conference at the end of April and StokerCon two weeks later. Funnily, I was anxious about attending each, though for different reasons, but both went well, and I had a lot of fun. Those of you who also suffer from fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome know well what I'm going through after attending two conferences back to back, but I'm glad I went.
I already posted a bit of a recap of PPWC in my May IWSG post, but I didn't post pictures, so figured I'd share some of those here. Our long-time photographer, and the person who did my headshots, which I still use, Jared Hagan, did a fun photo studio for the Saturday dinner, which was prom-themed. I chose not to go prommy, but I did dress up.
|Me with a couple friends: MB and Kim|
|MB and I pimping a friend's book (David R. Slayton, Deadbeat Druid)|
|Hiding in my room to get some downtime|
|With friends Charise and Pete|
|With friends (and now my publisher) Sam and MB|
|Friday horror clothes for a Friday horror workshop (look closely at the jacket lining--I'm not flashing you just for fun)|
|Me psyching myself up to do my last workshop of the weekend (number five) before folks showed up|
|Kameron and I in a goofy pose|
|Monster Mash panel, with Brian Keene, Jennifer McMahon, Nancy Holder, Sephera Giron, Jeff Strand, Marc Abbott, John Skipp, (and some folks whose names are not popping up in my head right now...sorry!)|
|With Lee and Gene at the signing, books handed off!|
|Down one hallway, the girl from Poltergeist|
|On the wall by the elevators|
|The Grady twins from The Shining down another hallway|