About a half-dozen of the Steampunk Lolitas (that would be us, lol) went to the Romance Writers of America national conference in Washington DC. I was amazed and honored to be in the company of some amazing, amazing ladies. The best thing, besides meeting the steampunk ladies in attendance, was finding out that editors and agents are starting to look for steampunk and some major steampunk projects are on the horizon.
The Steampunk Lolitas were up to some great stuff at conference as well. I feel so privileged to be part of a group that has so many great ladies doing so many great things (and that’s just those who came, stay tuned for all sorts of great news).
Steampunk Lolita Deb was the 2009 Librarian of the Year!
We had several ladies at the Litteracy Book Signing, which raised over $60,000 for charity!!
Leanna was also on the author panel at the Prism Awards where FF&P authors ansewered all our questions.
Cindy also did a panel on Genre Jumping, which I sadly missed but was heard was great. There were a lot of amazing workshops, though none on Steampunk. Next year *grin*. I also met the Smutketeers an awesome group of ladies who write steampunk/post apocalyptic erotica.
One of the highlights of the conference was the RITA/Golden Heart Awards Ceremony which is like the Oscars of romance novels. It was truly an elegant affair!
Okay, I bought the store out of art deco tiaras, but I have one aviator scarf left from the conference. I will give it to one lucky poster!
Have a great week everyone! For more conference adventures check out my my personal blog.