I promised I would send pictures of my 90’s Mercedes Lackey cosplay and I have found a picture. It’s not so great quality but it's what I have. Here it is. ;)
I think it was someone’s birthday and they were getting spanked but for the life of me I can’t remember. This was a Dragon Con ‘pajama party’ event with a reading of Owl Flight before it came out and there were shenanigans in progress. Being socially awkward as I was/am, I was just trying not to completely melt down like an uber dork. I’m sure I said/did something awkward and uncomfortable to those around me. Thank goodness I’m not plagued by those memories.
I do recall being in the elevator with Mark Shepherd and I was so nervous I thought I was going to faint. He was very kind but it had to be awkward for him. Sorry Mark.
There was also this strange thing that happened that year at D*C, apparently there were death threats (?) and so ML and her people had two security guards with them. It seemed perfectly reasonable at the time but looking back it seems really odd, particularly when you see pictures like this from one of the panels.
And at the end of D*C they had an auction and I won this pretty necklace and the line edits of Winds of Change (Half of it anyway, somehow the organizer of the event tricked me and I never did get the full manuscript. Still worth it. Used to dry my writer's tears for many years. Just kidding, we all know writer's tears are pure alcohol and must be bottled with care.)
And now that I've shared my memories with you, I'm back to sewing for my latest obsession. I'm not even going to Confluence where Sharron Lee and Steve Miller are attending. :P I'll be in Florida, hanging out with Sci-Fi Romance writers at the RWA conference.
I'm putting the jacket and vest lining in today and hopefully will have pictures soon!
Thanks for reading! I can't wait to meet more writers and discover new obsessions!