Wednesday, October 21, 2009

RomantiCon 2009

I intended to write yet another glowing report about RomantiCon and what a wonderful conference it was. And it was—every superlative used falling ever so slightly short of just how we (authors, aspiring authors, EC sponsors and all we readers) felt just being there. And trust me, all those EC sponsors and staff went far beyond the call of duty to make everything run so smoothly.

But today, maybe because I’m cooking comfort food on a dreary Monday, it struck me that RomantiCon was like a family reunion: The distant cousins I’d never met; the ones I’ve known for years, but only see at conferences; the friends they brought with them. And more friends still who shared smoking space and laughter—lots of laughter, to feed the soul.

And the generosity of spirit that shared concerns for everyone reaching home safe and sound. And above all the abiding friendships—old and new—that made this conference so very special.

Stay safe and as wonderful as you are. See you next year!

Dee

3 comments:

Amber Skyze said...

Hopefully we'll get to meet next year, Dee!

Anny Cook said...

It's always wonderful to meet you, Dee!

Fran Lee's Romance Blog said...

I couldn't make it this year, but I will be there with bells on (yes...plus clothing!)next year!