I came back earlier this week from my favorite place ever. I'm not talking about Akron/Canton, OH, which is lovely in and of itself. No, I'm talking about the convention that's held there every year. Ellora's Cave Publishing's Annual RomantiCon took place this past weekend at the McKinley Grand Hotel in Canton, and all I can do is shout out a big HELL and YES.
You guys have heard me talk about this convention before, but honestly, I can't begin to tell you how much I love going to it. And my love of all things RomantiCon is not based on the fact there's hot as hell Cavemen walking around... Well, okay, it's not solely based on that ;). It's based on the fact that the best people on earth attend this convention -- lovers of erotic romance.
I've made some lifelong friends at this convention, which just celebrated its fifth year. I could go on and on with a list of names, but I don't want to leave anyone out accidentally. Those of you whom I love, you guys know it -- simply because I told you often enough over the weekend.
So, with that being said, let's get to the fun part, the part y'all really want to see and read about: the pictures! Here we go!
|With My Tye's cover model, David, at the Meet & Greet.
|With choreographer/2012 Alpha Caveman
and EC author/Caveman Taylor Cole
|Mari Freeman photo-bombing! Seriously though,
this man is one of the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet.
|Laurann Dohner, Cait Miller, Mari Freeman, me, and Tara Nina.
Four of the loveliest reasons to attend RomantiCon!
|With my bestest girlfriends, Mari Freeman and Samantha Kane.
Love you, ladies!
|Publisher's Weekly's very own Joyce Ann McLaughlin looking incredibly gorgeous!
|Cavemen aplenty, looking spiffy in their coats and top hats!
|With my travel partner and great new friend -- and RomantiCon VIRGIN no-more -- Author LB Grant!
|Snapping one up with EC owner/author Jaid Black and Mari Freeman.
|More of my favorite people! Mari Freeman, the darling Avery, me,
and Regina Carlysle.
|With the 2013 Alpha Caveman winner, De Angelo!
|Mari Freeman and De Angelo, after his win!
|I'm not sure I could love this picture any more than I already do. Probably my favorite one from the entire weekend!
Mari Freeman, Caveman and host Rodney, Samantha Kane and me.
|Hollywood night! With Samantha Kane and Taylor Cole.
|Guess who won a Kindle Fire HD at the PJ Bingo party?? And guess who delivered said Kindle in an oh-so-sexy way? Yeah, that would be me and David ;)
So, can you tell from the pictures why this is one of my favorite weekends of the entire year? I'm already counting down to next year. All of you guys should come along with me. You know you want to ;)!
Hope y'all have a killer weekend!!