Photos: Unfortunately, I had a "camera malfunction" and lots of my photos were black! AACK! Above are two of the Mr. Romance Contestants...and me. I sat next to Scott at dinner and he was an absolute gentleman...entertained all of us at our table.
The hotel took some getting used to...in order to get to floors 2 and 4, you either had to:
1. take the escalator
2. take the elevator to three or one and walk down or up
3. take the stairs
Weird. But plenty of rooms for all activities.
The three major parties were fabulous. Ellora's Cave's "Bollywood" was beautifully decorated and the dance troop they hired were wonderful. Food was "different"...mainly finger foods and varied. EC authors got to walk across the stage escorted by the Mr. Romance contestants. Just my luck...I got to be first as April Ash/Marianne Stephens!
The Faery Ball was filled with those in costumes. Our dinner was delicious and the contest for Best Costume had contestants parade across the stage. Amazing detail in some costumes and very vibrant colors. (No photos!)
The Vampire/Zombie Party was decorated and those onstage performing a play were dressed in fun costumes. Some songs were involved. Unfortunately, we were served our dinner while the show was going on, and with the noise of those eating/talking, it was difficult to follow the play. (No photos!)
Mr. Romance Contest: what can I say? The guys were gentlemen all week, and performed one dance routine. Then they were dressed as heroes from shows, etc., and did little dances/routines. They also were "interviewed" and asked various questions. Some were a little nervous and others had no problem with this. They also wore classy suit outfits and did a runway walk. Fun time! Only a few photos weren't totally black!
Workshops: there were so many to choose from, and sometimes I had a hard time deciding what NOT to go to.
Club RT: always busy with raffles and "meet and greets".
Various other sponsored "Meet and Greet" events were held...all with some type of food.
Kathryn Falk is a big military supporter...I went to the Military event and enjoyed a barbershop quartet performance.
BOOKS! Lots of free books were given out to everyone. And, two book signings were held...one for ebooks and one for print books.
Will I go again? Absolutely. It's a chance to meet old friends, make new ones, and definitely very relaxed for all.
Me and Mr. Romance 2010 (Jamie Ungaro).
Me with all the Mr. Romance 2011 contestants.
I'm sitting next to Scott (sat next to him at dinner)
and Len Gunn, Mr. Romance 2011 is standing in the white shirt behind me.