Monday, March 14, 2011

Wild, Wild West Con 2011

Hello Lovelies! So, I know its been awhile, I've been a very naughty girl and haven't been posting frequently as promised! Things have been crazy busy as always and I have some really amazing announcements I am dying to share with you guys as soon as I can! *grin* I've also been traveling alot, yeah, whats new right? Most recently I braved the desert and headed to Tucson, AZ for Wild, Wild West Con!! It was held between two venues, the hotel(which don't get me started on that, lets just say the hot water incident was one of many...) lol and Old Tucson studios where they filmed such movies as Tombstone and The Quick and the Dead and tons of other westerns. This location was AMAZING!!! I spent the entire weekend hanging out in an old western town complete with ponies, cowboys and a gunfight at high noon! Throw a bunch of steampunkers in there and you've got yourself all kinds of awesome!!
I shared a table with the awesomely talented and dashingly handsome Nick Valentino in the Inn, directly across from the saloon, which housed can can dancers and beer...uh...hell yeah!! We sold a fair amount of books and had a blast getting to know our neighbors in the inn! David Lee Summers who was not only hilarious and super nice, but an amazing author as well and the awesome and fun folks that are responsible for the forthcoming steampunk adventure web series, "Mantecoza" despite having the catch phrase, "steam your saber" stuck in my head for ever more, I love them all dearly! Visit their fb page and make sure to comment with "Steam Your Sabre" and then tell them I sent ya!! We were also randomly graced with the presence of the very lovely ladies and amazing steampunk authors, Cherie Priest and Oliva Grey. I did my first two official reading there, one for the masses and one very naughty late night reading and I must say I believe much fun was had by all!! I want to shout out a special thank you to Ryan McMann for putting on such an amazing event!! I absolutely can't wait until next year!! I met so many wonderful people there, I can't list you all, but I love each and every one of you! *hugs and kisses* I will embed the trailed for Mantecoza for your viewing pleasure at the bottom of this post!! Until next time! ~Liz

P.S. Blogger is being a giant pain in my ass right now and not letting me insert pictures below all ghetto style...*sigh*

This is me doing my first ever reading! Woohoo!

Here I am hanging with the cowboys!

This is the group of awesome authors I got to hang with all weekend!

Nick and I with Aaron and Susan from Mantecoza! We arae so ready to steam our sabers....wait that sounded wrong...oh well! heheh

And speaking of is the rad trailer...get ready to STEAM YOUR SABER!!