Day two followed the same path as day one…more workshops, more free books, and more parties. I’ll admit my feet are not really happy at this point since tennis shoes don’t really go with my business attire!
Day two started with a mixer (otherwise known as “free food and books”). The Mystery Chix and Private Dix mixer provided me with breakfast and some new mystery reads, which I love. Thank you to all the groups hosting mixers – avoiding the expensive hotel food is a real gift…and the goodies are fabulous.
Next was the infamous 5 Times a Night? Really? Workshop. It started off with a bang, with statistics about a man’s…er…equipment, and a lot of snide comments, but unfortunately, the title question wasn’t answered. But the panel was amusing, and as you can see, one of the few panels filled with men!
After taking a break (the trick to conference attendance is pacing yourself) we had lunch and stopped in the Fabulous Forties mixer. The gift books weren’t about the 1940’s though-they were sizzling hot for women in their forties! And those who are *cough* 29.
The last workshop of the day was Boys Don’t Cry: The Male POV. This was the gem of the day, with a discussion of how the man’s mind works. I’ll blog more about it soon, but I really enjoyed it. Two of the authors wrote in genres dominated by men – thrillers and epic fantasy – which added an even deeper level to the discussion.
The rest of the day included an awards ceremony (another bag of books), the Samhain Steampunk Tea (the BEST food so far), and the Faery Ball (another free book). We didn’t stay for the dancing this time – we were too tired!
Tomorrow I’ll show you all the loot we’ve collected…if I can get it all in one shot!