Wednesday, November 7, 2012

ARVLFC Undead Con & Wolf Gift Ball

Well, I didn't get around to writing this post last week like I intended, but never fear, rambling is here!  ;)

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.....


Hubby & me at the aquarium.
 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