RWA Round Up: View from the Couch
I didn’t go to RWA, in part because RWA broke up with me, but also because I went to TOC, RT, and RomCon in 2010. RWA would have been overkill, but I will tell you that as I read the blogposts and saw the tweets, I was totally mopey of all the fun that the women in our romance community were enjoying and that I wasn’t there to enjoy it with them!
Twitter has really made it easier to follow along thus increasing my jealousy and pacifying my curiosity all at the same time. Hashalbum is a website that creates a photo album of all the photos taken and tweeted using a hashtag (number sign + text). Here is the hashalbum for #rwa2010. (photos so if you are on dial up prepare for a long download)
Here are some great conference wrapups:
- Jessica Scott, author, thanks her husband for helping her out during the week.
- Jill Shalvis has some fun pictures.
- Wendy, the Superlibrarian, has a few blog posts all conveniently tagged “RWA 2010”. Yeah for tagging. The big news she reports is that Anne Stuart has a paranormal series being published by Pocket.
- Kristie J attended RWA for the fourth year in a row and has come up with the perfect response to the “do you write” question because of course she writes but she doesn’t write books. I love that response Kristie J and I am totally stealing it!
- AnimeJune, another Canadian, has her pre-RWA post up and I await her post-RWA summary because I think she has some exciting answers to the pre-RWA questions she posed.
- A much followed travelogue of RWA was penned by aspiring author, Patrick Alan. Someone tells me that this is a parody of Old Spice man and I guess I am not sufficiently familiar with Old Spice man to get the parody but the travelogue is entertaining.
Probably my favorite thing to watch from the couch was the video mashup created by Sarah at SmartBitches. She’s so talented!
Watching the conference from the couch gave me some perspective. I really liked the daily updates and while I know this is hard because you are so tired at the end of the day, it’s appreciated by the crowd at home. I loved seeing all the pictures. When I am at conferences, I don’t know what to take a photo of but now, having been at home, I realize that any picture is a good picture. Pictures make it seem even more like the reader at home was there.
Any one have summary of RWA that they particularly liked? Got some conference covering suggestions for me in the future?