I’ve just spent a few wonderful days at GayRomLit 2014 in Chicago. I saw lots of old friends and met lots of new friends too. I danced for the first time since my high school prom (I’m sincerely hoping there’s no video of that). I signed books, fangirled over some of my favorite authors, and generally had a good time.
If you’ve never considered going to GRL, you should. It’ll be in San Diego next year. You’ve never met a more welcoming, fun group of people.
A few photos!
My table at the book signing! I gave away 150 uniducks.
The lovely Lex Chase does an awesome reading from her book Americana Fairy Tale.
B.G. Thomas did an amazing reading from one of his books.
And this is Shira Anthony, who used to be an opera singer, and who delighted the crowd by singing for us.
There was karaoke too. Venona Keyes and Lane Hayes totally owned “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
This was the great panel on historicals: Jordan L. Hawk, Charlie Cochet, and Kate MacMurray.
Charlie Cochet. Yes, she always looks this good.
Look! My hair coordinates with Mary Calmes!
Posy Roberts and Charlie Cochet.
Shira Anthony, B.G. Thomas, and Venona Keyes (who’s co-writing a book with me right now!!)
Chicago pizza, of course.
These guys were very sweet. And–darn!!–it took 6 tries to get this photo. Hey, my hair coordinates with the guy on the right, too.
This afternoon I went downtown and caught the fantastic Bowie exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art. I’ve been crushing on Bowie since I was 12, so this was great.
And I had a wonderful dinner at BoHo. Tasted as good as it looks.