Monday, November 5, 2012

EC at Emerald City and GayRomLit

Only a day after our own RomantiCon convention, EC Editor-in-Chief Kelli Collins hightailed it to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for GRL. The only thing warmer than the weather was the reception from GRL staff and EC authors at the event. This was our first year at GRL, but hopefully will not be the last. It’s an amazing conference fully devoted to the support of GLBTQ authors and their work, which means support for the erotica/erotic romance genres at large. Next year’s conference is in Atlanta, Georgia.

Emerald City Writers' Conference
EC Editor Carrie Jackson spent the last weekend in October hobnobbing with the Pacific Northwest’s best at the Emerald City Writers' Conference. From the second she arrived at the lovely Westin-Bellevue hotel, the conference organizers went out of their way to make her comfortable, plying her with coffee, lip balm, so many books she had to buy a new suitcase to get them all home, chocolate and more coffee. Oh, and ginger ale. On Saturday, Carrie listened to pitches from some very prepared writers. Everyone was kind, professional and brought their A games. The biggest highlight of Carrie’s weekend? Getting the chance to hang out with writers, including EC authors Anna Alexander, Olivia Waite, Sabrina York and J.K. Coi. The Emerald City Writers’ Conference had about 300 or so attendees, great gift bags, tons of workshops and inspiring speakers.

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