What "it" am I talking about? Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Daytona. I've been planning for it since last October and let me tell you, I'm excited, nervous. Both. It's my first writing conference.
When I decided to go last fall, I had NO idea how much planning, preparation and money was involved. I was clueless. I didn't go overboard with buying thousands of giveaways and I still spent a tidy sum on promo stuff. I have book bags and cosmetic mirrors, pens, postcards, business cards and bookmarks. I'm in four co-op promo items: flower seed packets and the "official" EC playing card deck PLUS two co-op baskets. But I'll tell ya, I could've spent a whole lot more.
I do admit I went a little bonkers on the costumes, specifically for the Ellora's Cave party and the Fairy Ball. I LOVE sewing costumes. RT gave me the opportunity to try a new historical era--Victorian. I've always sewn earlier costumes, mainly Elizabethan. That was a fun change :) I'm dressing up as a Moulin Rouge can-can dancer for the EC party and I have a Victorian peacock ball gown for the Fairy Ball. I CAN'T WAIT!
What's the point of all this rambling? Well...I'm nervous and I want to make this trip pay off. Plus I want to have FUN. I can't say whether I'll be able to go again next year. There's a good chance I won't.
Anyone who's been there have any tips?
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