Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Off to Indianapolis

This morning I'm winging my way north to the mystery convention known as Bouchercon and my annual meeting with Herself, my esteemed editor.

And I'll be on the Southern Voices panel and attending the Sisters in Crime breakfast (they should serve Bloody Mary's, shouldn't they?) And I'll be meeting various friends for lunch and dinner and hanging out in the book room and going to the Random House "cocktail gathering."

How is a cocktail gathering different from a cocktail party, I wonder? Maybe the dress code is more relaxed.

I hope so. I have three modes of dress -- stained and raggedy, for around the house and garden; clean and presentable but maybe a little faded, for ordinary going out; and the newer, less faded version of clean and presentable for special occasions.

Like cocktail gatherings. Or the Anthony Awards. I'm going to go all out for that and add to my black and purple ensemble (the inevitable black pants, a purple turtle neck and a black cardigan) a sparkly scarf that Molly Weston gave me, knitted by her own hands.

I'm hoping all us nominees will be on stage and it'll be like Miss America with the winner bursting into tears while the rest of us shriek and jump around and hug her/him/them.

And I hope the announcer has great hair like the guy in the video.

I'm taking my laptop and should be able to keep you all posted.

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Pat in east TN said...

Sounds like fun ... have a good old time!

Carol Murdock said...

I do believe Dark Season will win the award and this will turn out to be your best Bouchercon ever!
Have a wonderful time Vicki with all your peers!!!! xoxo

LOTS of pictures please ??????

KarenB said...

Have a lovely time! Wish I was there this year, but I'm holding out until next.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Have fun. I look forward to hearing all about it. Your ensemble sounds perfect. Ensemble sounds so much more chic than outfit, doesn't it?

It's still raining here in the mountains and we may have turned into mildew and rust before you return.

Unknown said...

Have a great trip, Vicki - and dress warmly - we are freezing up here!

Poetry24 said...

Safe journey Vicki. Have a great time.

Reader Wil said...

What a wonderful and thrilling occasion, Vicki! I hope you'll win of course!

Stella Jones said...

Take care Vicki. Have a great time and don't forget to tell us all about it.
I enjoyed looking at that old footage.
Blessings, Star

Tammy said...

Have fun! It sounds like you are very excited. Lots to do and see and enjoy. (my wardrobe is much like yours..only I think the stained and raggedy is getting the upper hand...)

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks all of you all! Just popping in to say that I'm here safely and will post about it tomorrow! (Can you say stretch limo?)

Victoria said...

Have a great time, Vicki. I hope you win!

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks, Victoria! At a conservative estimate, I think I have a snowball's chance in hell. But I'm still delighted with the nomination.