Big shiny congrats to all
The 2007 Colorado Gold Conference is over. What fun and I'm beat. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
has held the conference for five years at the Renaissance Hotel here in Denver. For us old timers, this is a familiar sight: the escalator from the lobby to the lower conference level.
to those who made this conference such a success. Conference Chairs: Marne Kirstatter and Vicki Law. Contest Chairs: Susan Mackay Smith and our own Jeanne Stein. President Linda Hull. Janet Lane for winning this year's Jasmine Creswell Award.Two Amigas:
CJ Lyons (kickoff speaker and my-inner-goddess-is-always-smiling) and Margie Lawson (bestest friend to everyone and all around maker of things to happen).
The workshops kept us busy and we built an appetite learning things. Fortunately, the hotel kept our bodies properly nourished.
What better way to wash down all that food than with margaritas
We had banquets, editor/agent pitch sessions, three days of presentations, but here is where the action was: Room 544, the Hospitality Suite. Besides the laughter and conversation, you could hear our livers drowning.
Two of our designated drinkers, Jeff Shelby and Diana Rowe.
For those who don't know Jeff, here's his best side:
Lastly, two writers who agreed to have their picture taken provided I hid their identities in the Lushes Protection Program: Sex Scenes at Starbucks (an occasional commentor to Biting-Edge), and her accomplice in draining all the liquor in the bar, Sandy (I never drink anything but tap water except at conference where I drink booze until my kidneys beg for mercy).
Let's do it again next year.