Monday, August 8, 2011

RomCon 2011!

I had a great time at RomCon in Denver, saw lots of old friends, and made lots of new ones! In this blog, I’ll update you on the conference and share some of the fun photos! I attended the conference with Ellen Higuchi, my local romance readers group leader.

First, here’s a photo of Sue Grimshaw, Ellen, and Mary Jo. I hung out with these ladies a lot! And what great discussions we had!

While everything from my erotic authors panel to the erotic author mixer and the book “rumble” on Sunday was fantastic, I would have to say the highlight of the weekend was the Victorian Fashion Show put on by Deeanne Gist. She was extremely knowledgeable about the subject and the dresses were fabulous. The first portion of the event was a parade of historical authors dressed in period pieces. I’ve got a few sample photos provided by Ellen Higuchi (because I was a dork and forgot to put my camera in my bag!)

Here’s a wonderful photo of me with Jade Lee in a bathing costume. Can you believe that they even wore bustles in their bathing suit!?

I just loved this gorgeous dress. I must apologize because I can’t remember the name of the author wearing it so prettily. The eye candy on her arm is cover model Brooks Johnson, who graciously helped all the ladies get up those stairs to the stage!

And this is Delilah Marvelle in an elaborate skating costume. The whole point of skating was falling into your desired man’s arms! In this case, Brooks’.

The next two photos are off Deeanne Gist demonstrating the work Victorian ladies had getting all that clothing on. The first is of the undergarments, which included drawers, chemise, corset, and crinoline cage. By the time dressing a lady was done, they must have needed to take a nap! It’s hard work. The second photo is Deeanne all dressed up. Wow, she’s so beautiful that all the hard work was worth it!

And here’s a few fun photos of me with friends.

Me with Cyn (Mistress Kitty)

Me with Diane Smith

Isobel Carr at the book signing. She made me a lovely pin to wear with the cover of What Happens After Midnight.


Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes said...

Hmm, a LOT of white space there. Loading a bunch of photos on Blogger can be a nightmare, and sometimes, you go back in to fix it, and bam, all the spacing is gone completely! I'd have to slash my wrists if that happened! So, I'm leaving it as it is, and please forgive me!

Kim in Baltimore said...

Aloha, Jasmine!

Thanks for the snippets of RomCon ... I thought of you all this weekend! The pictures are gorgeous ... no surprise that Delilah had a costume!

I want to hear more!!!

Author Nikki Prince said...

What a good view of RomCon..thank you for sharing it. I loved all the pics and the costumes.
Looks like a blast!

Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes said...

Delilah did more than one costume, too. She modeled a bathing costume, and I'm pretty sure she did a day dress as well. I think Ellen is a doing a blog for Sue on the Random House page, so when I have that URL, I'll post it for you here so you can read more about the conference and the fashion show from her perspective!

Thanks, Ebony! The conference was great, and I loved those costumes, as you can tell! It was also nice to meet so many friends I'd known only on line!

Rosemary Gunn said...

Oh my god! This looks like it was so much fun!! The costumes are simply amazing! So creative!

I'm glad you had a great time with your friends and I love your pin!

Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes said...

Thanks Rosemary! It was an amazing, fun time!

Jane said...

Great pics. I always enjoy seeing everyone's photos from the conferences. I must attend one someday soon.

jyauzer said...

Great photos! Loved getting a peek into RomCon! Thanks.

Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes said...

Thanks, Jackie and Jane! It was very fun. And I'm glad you enjoyed the photos!

Estella said...

Looks like fun!

Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes said...

It was great fun, Estella!


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