The trip was long (a 9 hr drive from Georgia), but I had a pretty good time. New Orleans wasn't exactly what I was expecting. It wasn't bad, but not as great as everyone had built it up to be. Now don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the zoo, aquarium, cemeteries, Steamboat Natchez, French Market, Harrah's Casino, and the Wolf Gift Ball, but we did all of that in three days. I couldn't imagine staying longer than that. Our fourth day was spent asking, "What should we do now?"
Anyway, the Wolf Gift Ball was a BLAST! I had more fun at that than anything else the entire trip. I enjoyed seeing all the costumes; hung with my good friend and fellow author, Robin Renee Ray, for the first time (as well as several other people I've only spoken with online); and ended up quite tipsy by the time our taxi took us back to the hotel at 2am. LOL! It was a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to doing it again next year. :)
The Undead Con wasn't as big as I expected it to be...being in New Orleans and all. The conference I attend in Lumberton, NC seems to have spoiled me with a large turn out. There weren't as many attendees as I thought there would be. I guess most people only come for the balls, and not the conference.
Though I was a participant in this years Undead Con (merely an attendee), I did get a bit of a shout out from my wonderful Robin. I sat in the audience and watched as she spoke on a panel, not knowing she planned to call me out. TWICE! I felt the blush creeping up my face as she declared she wouldn't be the writer she is today without Christie Silvers...and she points straight at me! LMAO! I wish I had a video of it!
I love you, Robin!!!!!
Okay, enough rambling. Onto the pictures.....
Robin Renee Ray & lil ole me.
My sister tried her best to get a picture of us with the wolfman. LOL.
I don't know what her name is, but we thought she was beautiful.
For a bigger collection of images stop by my Facebook page and check them out. There are a lot of them. You've been warned! :D