Under the cut, what it says on the tin. Picspam of lots of authors and costumes (often authors IN costumes) as well as some random sunsets and stuff, from the 2014 Authors After Dark conference. (Note: next year will be in Atlanta. Tickets go on sale soon!)
Includes: Andrew Grey, Tilly Green, Kallypso Masters, TJ Michaels, Leanna Renee Hieber, Sasha White, Yvette Hines, Siobhan Muir, Annabel Joseph, Stella Price, and many more (including me, Cecilia Tan).
All the authors from the BDSM Meetup! Kallypso Masters, Cecilia Tan, Tilly Green, Sasha White, Ann Mayburn, Annabel Joseph, Collete Saucier, Desiree Holt, Sidney Bristol
TC Blue and Andrew Grey waiting for the doors on the mass signing to open. Within minutes the aisle would be mobbed with readers.
Cecilia Tan ready for the Authors After Dark mass autograph session
All the swag just in the Welcome goodie bag. It would be only a portion of the swag handed out at Authors After Dark!
View of the sunset from my hotel room at AAD.
The swag packs I prepped for the bloggers at the blogger party. My pens say “Keep Calm and Write On” on them, and yes, those are Magic University class planners!
Me and Geoff the tattoo artist after I got my tattoo at AAD!
My tattoos are black feathers, pretty much one for every book I’ve written. This group of four are for the Magic University series, which I have ben meaning to get for a couple of years and now that the books are getting new editions this fall, it was well past time to do it! Shown here: before as a sketch and after as the completed tattoo.
Kallypso Masters gave away a basket at the BDSM Writers & Readers Meetup that included a stuffed tiger in shibari style rope bondage! So cute!
Leanna Renee Hieber, author of fantabulous dark gothic YA and NA books, presenting at the Bookie Awards.
Master of Ceremonies for the Bookie Awards Andrew Grey, in his excellent white tailcoat.
Another shot of Andrew Grey emceeing the Bookie Awards. My phone was dying at that point or I would have gotten many many more photos from this ceremony!
What I wore to the Sins & Virtues Ball. Many people asked what my costume was. Best guesses were Louis from Interview with a Vampire and Edgar Allen Poe. (My Tumblr following decided I was Female Severus Snape.) I was actually just… myself.
Kallypso Masters at the Bookie Awards
Dressed for the Bookie Awards and the BDSM Writers & Readers Meetup. The first time I tried on a corset, the corset maker laced me up and then said, “Now let me introduce you to the Mirror of Happiness!” This is my Mirror Of Happiness face. 🙂
Ball photos! Kallypso Masters and Siobhan Muir, a closeup so you can see Siobhan’s fantastic necklace.
Another shot of Kally and Siobhan so you can see the fantastic dresses they wore.
Table decorations: diamonds! (Well, imitations ones anyway.) I didn’t get a good shot of the table for the sin of Pride, which was all done up with Gay Pride rainbows. 🙂 Brilliant.
My tights had a nifty pattern in the velvet. Here’s proof!
Leanna Renee Hieber and OMG I’ve forgotten who this is in the fantastic pink corset and dress.
Leanna Renee Hieber and me before we reenacted the Unbreakable Vow scene from Half Blood Prince. (just kidding)
The inimitable queen of us all, without whom there would be no Authors After Dark, Stella Price, in a gown and costume befitting the Queen of the Dark. Wish my phone took better pictures in low light because the color of this was just stunning.
Sasha White rocking the crinoline and TJ Michaels in a super-amazing corset with hood ensemble.
TJ Michaels and me.
Yvette Hines and me. Yvette has this wonderful corset & bustle thing working!
There were a ton of fridge magnets in the goodie bag(s), so I stuck them on the fridge in my room!
Me and Annabel Joseph, having a Marie Antoinette moment.
Tilly Green, Annabel Joseph, Yvette Hines, and some people whose names I didn’t get at the Sins & Virtues Ball at AAD