Day two for me and Long Suffering Husband Craig. First thing this morning was my panel "Plot Digging: The Challenge of Research" with moderator Leslie Blatt, Hilary Davidson, Alan Russell, and Marty Wingate.
The gang after the fact.
Always with the hand gestures.
Nothing better than getting to your signing table and people are waiting for you!
The strange institutional room stacking of the Hyatt. Mind you, the rooms and public spaces are very nice. Not so much the TV signal. Craig wanted to watch the curling and Adult Swim and it kept cutting out on us.
We took lunch at a very good micro brewery, Mother Bunch. Craig hit it off with the waiter who was also a homebrewer and he got himself a tour of the brewing facilities.
And then some significant pool-sitting time. For reading and napping. That pretty much killed the day until it was time to check out some of the hospitality events. We missed "Meet the Canuks" Canadian authors with booze and munchies in the atrium, but we caught the Chanticleer Book Reviews Saloon with their drinks and munchies. They had me at Chanticleer.
And because we liked Mother Bunch so much we returned for dinner, a bunch of shared plates--too much food, as it turned out. Bacon popcorn is a brilliant invention. And yes, Craig is toasted.
He had the rye I had the blond. Tomorrow are more panels and the banquet where I host a table. Our last day. See you then.