Friday, July 21, 2006

Q & A 76 RWA Conference Dress Code


May a request a topic? Maybe put up a thing asking who is going to Atlanta for RWA's National Conference so we know what minions to watch for? I'm definitely taking my t-shirt, but still - I'd like to watch for a few if I knew they were going.

At a Star Trek convention you may dress like a Vulcan, a Klingon, or a giant Tribble. At the RWA conference, you're out to make contacts, and will be dressing more professionally. And while an Evil Editor shirt identifies you as a rising star, less casual dress is recommended, at least until you see others dressed in t-shirts, which is unlikely.

The comments feature may be used to identify yourself as a minion going to Atlanta, and to arrange a method of identification, such as, everyone wear a gold zombie pin on your blouse, or everyone walk around the hotel bar Thursday at 10:30 p.m. holding a frozen drink with a little umbrella in it.

14 comments:

Catherine said...

I will be at the RWA. I do not have appointments scheduled with editors or agents. I didn't want to put that kind of pressure on myself. I'll be attending workshops designed to improve my craft. I can, however, be found in the bar drinking chardonney and the occasional designer martini.

Deborah Matthews said...

I'm going to Atlanta. I'll be in the bar drinking margaritas. The question is, will EE be there?

Catherine said...

Maybe EE has something there...

We could do something to send a clue as to our EE minion status. I have no idea where to find a gold zombie pin. I don't have a an EE t-shirt, though I have the coffee mug but I don't plan to drag the mug to Atlanta.

I hope EE is not there, I've been in Groupies Anonmymous since I married my rock star husband!

Hmmmm, what night is free? Wednesday? Thursday? Friday? I think Thursday are the chapter open houses on concierge level (I think).

Perhaps we can start an Evil Editor Minion list on some bulletin board? We can sign our FNAME and room numbers to the board? Or set-up a meeting site, like in one of the bars. OR, we can do as Evil Editor suggests... meet in a designated bar, on the designated day and time, drinks in hand, with an umbrella, no matter how inappropriate an umbrella is for our particular drink.

Chumplet said...

Lucky minions. I never get to go anywhere, except I'll be at a cabin in Muskoka next week. I'll be on the lookout for evil shirts in beautiful downtown Kinmount. Or I'll be sitting on the dock with my laptop, writing and tanning. No internet access, damn.
Oh, and I'll be drinking beer. Lots and lots of beer. I hope I don't fall off the dock!

Catherine said...

Yanno, Thursday at 10:30 p.m. holding a drink with an umbrella in it might not be bad idea. I think the Literacy signing is on Thursday, chapter open houses following that, but 10:30 is late enough--without being too, too late--to do it.

Kara Lennox said...

You'll see a few T-shirts in the days before the actual conference. RWA chapters often have fundraiser T-shirts they're promoting, or group blogs and whatnot.

I will be there (though not wearing a T-shirt). I have no appointments, I'm not giving any workshops, or moderating, or volunteering in any way, so this conference I get to just HAVE FUN.

Jenna Black said...

I'll be there! If you're a fellow minion and you see me around, feel free to stop me and say hi! (And Catherine, the literacy signing is on Wednesday evening--you don't want to miss it. More than 500 authors signing. I can't wait till next year, when I'll be one of them. Maybe I'll spend less money that way!)

Brenda Bradshaw said...

I'm with Kara & Catherine - I'm going to learn and have fun and network. I have no appointments and I'm ABSOLUTELY wearing my EE t-shirt with my long black skirt and a black sweater. Hmmph. Telling me my t-shirt isn't appropriate. I don't think so! Of course, I'll be wearing it on Wednesday, before the actual conference STARTS, but still.

Now, is it like Dallas with one bar? Or like Reno, with several drinking areas? I'll print out an EE page to put on the announcement board - that sound okay? I have no idea, but I'm with Catherine here - I think we can do it and then talk about EE while sloshed. Fun times!

Anonymous said...

But won't half the attendees be walking around with umbrella drinks at 10.30pm? Sounds like the thing to do at a RWA conference.

Walking around with an umbrella drink at 10.30 a.m. might be a more useful way of identifying the minions...

doupi - how a minion feels after a couple of umbrella drinks

desert minion said...

Clearly, the time for the Evil Editor lapel pin has arrived. :-)

rkcooke said...

It's not gold, but you could try wearing this.

Anonymous said...

I think I'll try "Hi, I'm Beth. I"m from Seattle. How about that EE? Isn't he just the cutest thing? What do you do when you spit coffee all over your keyboard?" :-)

Verification word: zzjlykc -- the sound a minion makes right before reachng for the paper towel to wipe coffee off the keyboard.

pacatrue said...

I think everyone should just walk around with an EE coffee cup, taking sips, and then spitting it out all over various objects when anyone says anything witty.

Pamela Hathaway said...

I will be there too.