It was so much fun!
The panels were interesting and informative, and the hotel was nice, but the best thing, as always, was meeting people. I'm basically an introvert, but it's amazing how fast all those social insecurities fall away when you're actually in a room full of people who are into the same things that you are! And it's just wonderful to meet people who you have only otherwise met online. It's like you know you're friends, you just have no idea what the other person looks like!
I think the most fun panel was the one about co-writing, which JA Rock and I shared with LA Witt and Aleksandr Voinov. It started off politely enough, and then denigrated into a discussion about wine being the cure for writer's block, and I think that Lori threatened to steal JA away from me. Fine. You know what? Aleks and I will be perfectly happy without you both!
Then, after the convention, JA and I repaired our relationship by heading to Salzburg, Vienna, Prague and Berlin. And also Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which I totally recommend to anyone brave enough to try and spell it. So, so beautiful!
So now, to make you jealous (if only of my brilliant photography skills) here are some pics of some random dirty things we saw in Europe:
|Wank Mountain. The happiest place in the world.|
|Creepy puppet hands - you're welcome!|
|Even Coke is more permissive in Europe.|
|If you can't make it to Wank Mountain...|
|An awesomely intricate cock ring!|
So, thanks Europe! And, day job and budget permitting, I hope to see you again next year!