So this time next week I will be at GRL 2014 and to say I am excited is an understatement. I am nervous as heck for some reason.
Well, for I know just exactly what reason. I’m a featured writer this year!
What if people don’t like my swag?
What if no one comes to my reading?
What do I wear? I still have NO idea what to wear to the costume party this year. The theme is time travel and I can’t be one of the Drs…there will be plenty of those. If only I had known there was a theme last year! I would have saved the Roman centurion costume for this year!
I do plan on finding a way into Chicago for a day. Chicago is where I came out. Where I went to my first gay bar (and looked around that crowded little place in awe and amazement—all those men were gay!). And it was where I danced for the very first time with another man (wow, was my heart pounding!). Where I shopped gay stuff for the very first time.
The problem is the resort is 40 miles away!
I’ll figure something out!
Anyway, I can’t wait to see old friends (old new friends?) and new friends like Shira Anthony, Dianne Thies and Venona Keyes (as pictured in the top photo). There are so many wonderful people—writers, editors, artists, photographers and of course the actual fans!–that I get to meet and hang with and eat with and party with and dance that go to these events! (Hey Edmond, are we going to hot tub it again?)
If you ever have a chance to go to something like GRL, you should go. It is incredible!
Okay—back to packing!
What do I wear???