Today is the Day I Leave for GayRomLit!

Today is the Day! GayRomLit!

So today is the day I head off to Albuquerque, NM for GayRomLit. Four hundred writers, editors, publishers and readers of gay romance all in one place.

If you check the site you will see there is a hell of a list of attendees. Unfortunately, I am not on the list because I waited too long to sign up, but I know it is going to be a wonderful and important weekend.

Just look at this list of events:


MLR Press Opening Reception
Say hello to old friends and meet new ones at this welcome reception hosted by Laura Baumbach and Manlove Romance Press. Nosh on a wide assortment of hors d’oeuvres with your favorite libation from the cash bar. And, hear opening remarks from the Retreat Organizers and the host publisher.

Wild Wild West: The Gentlemen’s Juke Joint Party
Fresh off the success of their first event in New Orleans… the boys are back! This year they’re getting’ gussied up and ready to kick up their heels to tease and please. Join the gentlemen of m/m fiction for cocktails at the opening night party celebrating tall sexy wranglers and their ten inch–er, ten gallon hats. Pack your own Stetson and lizard-skin boots to wear for the duded-up party room that’ll be transformed into a different themed event every night.


Samhain Press Build-A-Burrito Breakfast
Get your first taste of the Southwest with this Friday morning buffet breakfast sponsored by Samhain. It’s a hearty way to start your day of attending author and publisher sessions. Breakfast also includes a wide assortment of breakfast favorites including eggs, bacon, and sausage.

Almuerzo Mexicana With Torquere Press
Join Torquere Press for a festive almuerzo (lunch) and feast on a wide assortment of delicious Southwestern specialties prior to spending an afternoon of shopping and touring in historic Old Town.

MLR Press Day Of The Dead Party
It’s an annual tradition in the Southwest to honor those who have passed with a festive celebration. Join MLR Press at the historic Casa Esencia hacienda for a sangria cocktail party in Old Town Albuquerque.

Karaoke Like A Rock Star With Resplendence Press
Our evening party room becomes an all-you-can-sing karaoke party. Join Resplendence for tasty munchables and your favorite soft drink. Or use the cash bar to help fire the courage to step up on the big stage. Is the next American Idol among us?


Loose Id French Toast Breakfast
Rise and shine on Saturday morning for a hearty breakfast of french toast and a generous number of accompaniments including bacon and eggs. It’ll be a morning feast courtesy of Loose Id.

Silver Publishing Trail Ride Barbecue On The Lawn
Mosey up to the chuck wagon for an authethic Southwestern barbecue and all the fixin’s. Join Silver Publishing on the Hard Rock’s Woodstock Lawn for lunch while you enjoy the warm autumn desert sunshine and the spectacular vistas of the Isleta Reservation and nearby mountains.

Total-E-Bound Southwestern Social
Join Total-E-Bound Publishing for a tribute to the rich culture, tradition, and colors of the Southwest. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and authentic Native American entertainment in this not-to-be-missed event in the Hard Rock’s amazing indoor-outdoor Spa dome.

Cosmos Cabaret Lounge Presented by Dreamspinner Press
Picture a grand piano, a handsome singer, and a perfectly mixed cosmo martini that is stirred, not shaken. Dreamspinner Press invites you to a good-time sing-along piano bar where the mood is gay and the men are, well, gayer. Join all for the final night of revelry in Albuquerque.


Silver Publishing Farewell Brunch
It’s time to say vaya con dios to friends old and new at a farewell breakfast sponsored by Silver Publishing on Sunday morning. Enjoy a generous fare of foods to tide you over for the long trip home. And, find out where the third annual GayRomLit Retreat will take place in 2013.

And that isn’t even talking about the author’s Q&As, the book readings, the author and publisher spotlights, shopping and dining in Old Town, and the book signings!

My supervisor at work let me have the day off today so I would have time to sleep in, do last minute errands, last minute packing, and be at least a little rested before I head off to this thing.

I have some fun stuff planned up my sleeve and the fact that I will once again take tons and tons of pictures. I will try and keep you updated.

If 30 people in NY was amazing, what will 400 people be like?

Let’s just hope nothing happens to me like happened to the main character in my novel who goes to a romance convention!

All right everyone. A tad more packing, a shower, and sit down just a bit before Raymond gets home!


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