RT is over and I finally have a sum up! Like last year, it went by so fast. Months of build up, a 6 day high, and then a couple days of crashing. RT is a fun-filled, exhausting, sometimes disturbing adventure. Parties, costumes, drinking, eating, dancing, and standing in lines make up most of the convention. Last year I gave a summary on my thoughts about RT, what makes it worthwhile, how to best use it for your career, etc. Every year is a learning experience. Today, I’ll show you some of the fun and share some pictures. Next week, I’ll talk about it from a career standpoint.
The first thing I’ll say is I love New Orleans! Of course, I love music, jazz, and food so how could I not love NOLA, right?
The food was either fried, spicy, or sweet, and all are okay by me! Even the coffee tasted better. I happen to love seafood anyway. What I didn’t like was gumbo though. It tasted like fishy soup that had fallen on the floor. My favorite meal was shrimp creole.
The parties were better than last year. Two of them anyway. The third was not so great. More on that next week.
Let’s see… What else? The company was awesome. Met up with lots of friends, authors, readers, bloggers. More about that later too as it’s the best reason to go to RT. Something about meeting people face-to-face makes a lasting impression. We got to check out the Mardis Gras floats at the Carnivale party. That was pretty cool.
I got to meet some authors I’ve either fangirled about or networked with online. Including Julie Ann Walker, Nalini Singh, Tiffany Reiz, Shayla Black, Sierra Cartwright, and Cherise Sinclair.
So the highlights were the food, hanging out with friends, and just being in New Orleans. As far as whether RT is worth it as an author, stay tuned as I sort out my thoughts.