Tuesday, September 20, 2011

EXECUTING THE CON





THE CON

Rendezvoused at:
RIVERWOODS CONFERENCE CENTER
LOGAN, UTAH — SEPT. 16TH & 17TH


CONMEN & CONWOMEN

ME & IRENE HASTINGS

ME & DAVID POWERS KING & ALI CROSS

ME & LISA MANGUM & JOSI KILPACK (Behind) & AMBER ARGYLE & JULIE WRIGHT


ABBY FOWERS & DAVID POWERS KING & ME

ME & DAVID POWERS KING & DARREN HANSON


(Psst…I think David is attempting to take over the Heist - He's suddenly everywhere.) (Okay, okay, fine. The brains behind the photo surveillance was David - that's why he's everywhere. He wanted photos with everyone & I took the op to get some of my own!)


(What the hey? Why am I almost always standing in the same spot? Um, Gulp. Sorry - I cannot reveal that information.)

SECRET CON-ID






BLUEPRINTS FOR HEIST 

MY CON ACCOMPLICES




CLINT JOHNSON





SECRET COMMUNIQUES RECEIVED:
Voice & Style


MAXWELL ALEXANDER DRAKE 

SECRET COMMUNIQUES RECEIVED:
Dialogue: It’s Not Just People Talking &
Plot Structure: Part 1 & 
Part 2: Heroes & Villains — Creating a Character Driven Story



WADDIE MITCHELL





SECRET COMMUNIQUES RECEIVED:
Cowboy Poetry & Storytelling



ALEXANDER GORDON SMITH

SECRET COMMUNIQUES RECEIVED:
Pacing: Writing at the Speed of Life


DANIEL "RUDY" RUETTIGER

SECRET COMMUNIQUES RECEIVED:
Inspiration & Motivation


RICK CHIANTARETTO

SECRET COMMUNIQUES RECEIVED:
Horror & Dark Fantasy Writing



THE LOOT:
CON HEIST = CONACOPIA OF EXCELLENT WRITING WISDOM & CONERADERIE WITH FRIENDS.


My friends, I will reveal that the con and resulting heist of writerly knowledge was a smashing success. I am deeply chagrined that I neglected to acquire photos of other top-notch conpeople I accompliced with. Next time, I will execute The Con with less error, I swear. 
I now go to bask in the spoils of The Heist. 

SEE YOU NEXT CON.

17 comments:

Kristin Baker Przybyla said...

Hee hee, I love the theme you used to report on this con! It looks like an awesome time was had by all the con men and women, and their conspirators. ;)

kirstenlopresti said...

Looks like fun! I wish I was in Utah.

kirstenlopresti said...

Looks like fun! I wish I was in Utah.

J. A. Bennett said...

I feel totally retarded that I saw you there and didn't realize it was you. It was a great conference though wasn't it? Next time I'll say "hi!"

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Awesome execution, agent Sills. You crack me up!

Cheryl said...

Looks like you had a great time and learned a lot! Glad you enjoyed it and what a great way to blog about it, really fun! :)

Cheryl said...

Looks like you had a great time and learned a lot! Glad you enjoyed it and what a great way to blog about it, really fun! :)

David Powers King said...

Awesome rundown of the conference, Brenda! And I wasn't trying to slip into every picture. Promise! :)

So good to see you there!

Laura Barnes said...

Ha ha! Awesome.

I gave you two awards on my blog today, btw.

Ru said...

Gosh, I wish I had known about this conference, I'm so jealous of everyone who went! PS, we're campaign group buddies, wanted to say hi. :)

ali cross said...

This is hilarious and fantastic! I loved this in every way possible.

And I especially loved meeting YOU!!

Little Ms. Fun said...

This looks like a lot of fun! Nice pictures! You remind me of the actress that plays Caroline in Vampire Diaries.

Katie Dodge said...

Next time, my friend. Next time. :)

Cat said...

I'm about to leave an award for you on my hompage-blog. Fell free to pick it up any time after lunch (MEST)

Ron Smith said...

Very cool and creative reportage!

Sounds like a blast had by all.

Nancy Thompson said...

Hey Brenda! I found you via my bud, Lisa Regan. I'm so jealous you got to go to a conference. I want to attend one so badly, but my funds are a bit tight for that kind of thing right now. I want to try for ThrillerFest next summer.

Anyway, I'm a new follower. I'd love for you to come on over to my place sometime, leave a comment if you'd like. I list the blogs of all my followers on my blog roll so I never forget to return and comment every week if you've posted. Hope to see you around.

Michelle Teacress said...

I was just checking into this today. I hear they have chapters all over Utah. Cool. It looks like fun.