And very tired. RT was a lot of things, but boiled down, it was fun, and I would go again. I met up with long time internet friends, and made lots of new friends. It was wonderful to put faces to names. I also saw some things that would have put some people straight into therapy. Yowza! I know Sharon aka Maya Banks has a pic I must share. Sharon? Where is it? or did your camera melt? Some of the costumes were true artistic creations. Others? Cringe. Maybe it wasn’t so much the outfit but the body stuffed into it. I’m not trying to be catty here, but ya gotta know when to show certain skin and when not too!
RT did a great job. The parties were well done, and bountifully attended. The workshops were fab (I’m going on hearsay because, um, I didn’t go to any 😉 ). There was plenty of food and entertainment. There were lots of ‘Cave Men’ and Mr. Romance contestants for every taste. (but I have to admit, I kept thinking of hubby and how his wickedly sharp brain could make mincemeat of those pectoral pushers.)
Sorry ladies, while a few of those guys were true eye-candy, when they opened their mouths to speak? They lost me at, “H—”. Beefcake or not, I like my men to look at me, not in the mirror. So that brings me to the Mr. Romance competition. Cheesy is a good word to describe it. That said, a couple of the guys you could tell were genuine Joe’s. Especially the Army guy who stepped in at the last minute to fill in for a contestant who dropped out. I liked the wrestler guy too. He had a nice story during the Q&A segment. There was one contestant who had 8 kids! I left twice. The second time I didn’t come back. Now the guy I heard who won? Aesthetically he is prime.
The book signing Saturday was excellent. The bookseller Katy Books did an incredible job. There were over 300 authors, and readers brought empty luggage to fill to the brim with books! I was impressed. RT had the local press everywhere. I heard a reporter from GQ was lurking, not to mention the newspaper and radio press. Big push by RT. The more I think about it (it’s hard getting certain images out of my head to do so) the more impressed I am by what RT accomplished. The convention was a huge chore and it looked to me as if it went off without a glitch. Not to mention the Hyatt staff were efficient and friendly. Yep, all and all I’d do it again. And I am, but I told hubby, he’s going next time. He was not amused.
So, how many of you are planning on RT next year and how many of you are headed back to Texas in July for National?
Oh, and I think Tracey (my first, First Line Contest winner) has some awesome news to share. T?
Ciao for now,