Friday, July 23, 2010

2010 RWA Conference Packing Tips from the Pens



Well, three quarters of the Pens (Boo-Hoo, we wish Gigi and Martha were coming too!) are heading off to the Romance Writers of America annual conference next week, so we thought we'd offer a few packing tips.

Items not to forget:



1. A notebook: you will be struck with idea after idea, bring a notebook so you can write them all down, because invariably you are brain dead after a week of social interaction and will forget if you don't

2. Chocolate: you will need sustenance after running the gauntlet of hallways and conference room mazes to find your workshops

3. The most comfortable shoes you own: even if your shoes are comfortable, by the end of the day your feet are going to hurt

4. Corkscrew: if you choose to forgo the bar one night and buy your own, you won't want to wait an hour for housekeeping to deliver a corkscrew so you can dive into that bottle of wine

We're sure there are more comprehensive lists and tips but we feel these are the things NOT TO FORGET :)

Have fun! Be sure to look for us in the various bars and stop by and say hello!

12 comments:

Kristin Miller said...

Yay! Can't wait to meet up with you all there! :)

Sophie Littlefield said...

ha ha....how many times did it take us to learn that corkscrew tip?

and here's one I stole from a smart person: bring your own flat-rate postal boxes, then just give them to the concierge to mail when they are full of books. WAY cheaper than the on-site shipper!

Marlyn said...

Sigh. Someday, I'll make it to an RWA...

Daisy said...

I assume these are also applicable to Bouchercon? I'll try and remember to tote along some wine from the home stash, just in case.

jhone said...

RWA I read the press release that its a good idea to bring business cards. If I ever do to be published I hope to do so under a pseudonym.

printed pens

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