Saturday, April 14, 2012

My own damn RT pictures

I know I've been griping and bellyaching about not being able to go to the RT Booklovers convention...well, please ignore all that. I was just being a drama queen. Because actually...I DID get to go after all!

Actually, I'm there right now! OMG, I am having so much fun!

I am so glad I am there, because it is the most awesome convention. I just wanted to share these photos of me having a great time there with all you  losers unlucky people who didn't get to go.

Stephanie Meyer, JR Ward, Carolyn Crane and Anne Rice on a panel at RT.
The most important part of the convention is for fans to meet us famous authors and hear what we have to say about books and things. Above, I am at at panel with other famous authors. The audience asked us tons of questions, and then the four of us authors went out for drinks, and then we went back to Stephanie's hotel room and threw our bras out the window and trashed the place! It was SO awesome! Anne Rice is incredible at doing the Irish jig, and JR Ward brought a pogo stick and sleigh bells.



 They have this jail there where they put all the rowdy girls. As you can see, Nicole Peeler and I are stuck in there. In this shot, I'm whispering to Nicole of a plan to get out and drink some booze and smash some stuff in her hotel room. Nicole is amazing. Doesn't she look great in that hat? I told her so. That is something that author friends do at conventions. 




Here I am with EC editor Grace Bradley and the awesome Jeffe Kennedy. Check it out! We all put pigtails in our hair. Well, they put pigtails, and I have braids. When we were in the hotel room doing our hair together, I was like, 'girlfriends! It's okay if our hairstyles are slightly different, because check out how great we look together, and we are having so much fun here at RT!' and they totally agreed. Please note that Jeffe and I are doing a head bump, which signifies to to other convention-goers that we are author friends.   



I suspect that it is very easy for people stuck at home to think that us authors, readers, publishers and bloggers are forming rich and wonderful lifelong bonds at RT over drinks. And the poor authors at home, I bet their imaginations are running wild, thinking that their fellow authors are all sitting together in the bar letting each other in on valuable secrets that will help each other not make terrible blunders but rather take advantage of the changing publishing landscape. And also, promo secrets. I'm here to say that if you were actually attending RT (like I am) you would realize that this is totally true! 



Uh, waiting in a line to get some swag. That's one thing I hate about conventions, all the lines we convention goers have to wait in. But, it's definitely better than sitting at home and pathetically wishing you were there, or fantasizing that you are, or pretending that you are when you really aren't. That would be just SAD! 



OMG, I'm in jail again! This time, with my galpals Jaye Wells and Suzanne McLeod, who is from the UK. The three of us had SUCH a hilarious time in the jail. Later, we sat on the floor and told each other author secrets that no other authors know. I find that, at conventions, it is the times like these that are priceless. 

I will try to post more pictures, but I might not, because it is really such a whirlwind experience, and the big signing will be held later today. I hope everybody back home is having a good time. Keep your chins up, people, there's always next year! 

Pets of Christmas past
What a packed busy day! Not only am I at RT and blogging about it, but I'm also over at Word Whores today, blogging about pets of Christmas past! Come say hi! 

**Thanks to Jeffe Kennedy, Nicole Peeler (and probably Jaye Wells and others) for the RT pictures! 

25 comments:

Penelope said...

I love you. That is all.

KB/KT Grant said...

have my babies?

NOLA... just think of NOLA.

Mandi said...

I <3 your sense of humor. zomg.

Carolyn Crane said...

LOL Thanks! Thanks for stopping by you guys. I hope I didn't seem like I was gloating. Maybe you'll get to go next year!!

Shannon said...

Oh, the snark. This is why we love you :)

Qwill said...

What great fun! So jealous you are at RT. ;)

Carolyn Crane said...

Shannon: LOL thanks!

Qwill: You would really love it here!

steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

This is hilarious and touching. It's the kind of thing I would do with photoshop, a little wine and a little free time. Very clever.

Thanks to Penelope for cluing me into your blog. I am now a follower and ardent admirer. Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
@fangswandsfairy
steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com

Jeffe Kennedy said...

LOL - you are just hysterical! I'm so glad you're here and we got to meet in person! AND do the author head bump!

Rashda Khan said...

OMG, you're so funny! Love that about you :D

Amanda Bonilla said...

I think this is my favorite post so far! Even better than your release day cartoons! <3 SO AWESOME!!! LOL

K said...

There isn't a fake jail made that can hold you.

Julie said...

Carolyn, you are the funniest ever! LMAO! I hope you are having fun at 'your version' of RT and here's hoping you'll have as much fun at AAD. ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Awesome pics ;)

Chelsea / Vampire Book Club said...

This is why I <3 you, Carolyn.

Seriously.

So much awesome on one page.

Chris said...

zOMG! It looks like you are having soooooo much fun! :D

Carolyn Crane said...

Snort! Thanks you guys for stopping by! Woo-hoo!!

Hilcia said...

You're killing me!

Patti (Caught in a FAB Romance) said...

I knew I was missing tons of fun and now you've proven it! Well, at least you're having a good time ;)

B.E. Sanderson said...

Great post. I wish I could've been there with you. ;o)

Shiloh Walker said...

YOU are a MESS. And I wish you had been at RT. That would have been the best time ever.

Twimom227 said...

SO AWESOME! I am so freakin' jealous that you got to go. I was pouting the whole time. (love your snark!) Just think of how much fun NOLA will be!!

Nicola O. said...

When I saw this I got so excited because I thought you were really there! Then I got bummed out because you weren't. And then you just made me laugh and laugh.

Amanda Carlson said...

CC, you've outdone yourself!!! Hil-ar-ious!!!! Totally missed out there. AAD will be a blast in NOLA! Let's walk soon. You crack me up!!!

Tee said...

Your MAD Photoshop skills are frighteningly good! Wow...you missed your calling. :P