Monday, November 30, 2009

My weird weekend

Collectormania - I'll let the photos tell the story. (More here to give a full flavour.)










Many thanks to Ayo, Lizzie and Sara at Mystery Women for setting this event up, looking after us all and for your tireless efforts to promote our genre.

It was great to meet and spend time with such a warm and friendly group of authors ...
*waves at Cassandra Clark, Suzette Hill, Lesley Horton, Joan Lock, Linda Regan (accompanied by her husband, Brian Murphy), Leigh Russell, Zoe Sharp and Kate Stacey*

Between us all, I reckon we're going to spawn a whole new sub-genre based on this last weekend ...

Mystery Women are running a short story competition for unpublished writers. 1000 words exactly, entitled Mystery Woman or Mystery Women. £10 per entry. Winning entry will be published in Mystery Women magazine and the author will receive £100 and a conference ticket for CrimeFest 2011. Entries must be submitted under a pseudonym. Closing date 31/01/10. Send submission and entry fee to Ms L Hayes, 2 Darwin Close, Broughton Astley, Leics., LE9 6XD.

9 comments:

SueG said...

Terrific! So, did you sell stuff? xo
PS Is that you in the Spiderman outfit? :-)

Tania Hershman said...

Madness!! It looks like a lot of fun.

Debi said...

A few, Sue, but the fictional fodder and the good company were the real pluses. And that's NOT me - I'm not that flat-chested, thank you very much!

Tania - madness, indeed. In a vast yawning warehouse space filled with sci fi and fantasy characters, it was strange to note that we were the ones who felt like aliens.

Queenie said...

What a delightfully unusual way to spend a weekend! I'm really glad it was fun, as fun is Very Important.

Debi said...

It is indeed, Queenie. I intend to have some of that F stuff this coming weekend too ... but this time most of the people I mingle with will be dressed as humans.

BarbaraS said...

Looks brilliant. One thing, why are the men holding on so tightly to the daleks...?

Debi said...

It was even weirder than that G-string weekend of which I have so little recollection, Babs!

And they're holding the daleks cos someone's inside being pushed round, having paid for the privilege.

Nik Perring said...

Debi - that is the best run of photos I think I've seen on a blog! It looks like, and sounds like, it was a helluva lot of fun!

Nik

Debi said...

Cheers, Nik!

Fun? Well, sort of ... it was ... curiously compulsive ...