World Fantasy Day 3: Saturday October 31, 2009 BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!

The Great & Fateful Soulless Book Launch Party . . .

Massive party of doom! Spent the morning prepping deserts, heating savory puff pastry, last minute shopping, and picking flowers with my mamma. Marshaled the first wave of troops at 3 PM, packed car and headed over to hotel in caravan of three cars (for various logistical reasons), and commenced set up. Put team Cute Beams & Best Dressed Press on distribution lace froofroos and decorating, team Tunstell & Proxi Armenian Lover on booze, team Least Weasel on tea, team Mum on flowers, and team Professor Dufflesworth on general odd jobs. Around 6 PM the second wave arrived: Lor, Professor Lyall, Will, Katie, Chris, Kimmie, Ritchie, Nessa, Kitty, Britt, Ivy Hisselpenny, Captain Featherstonehaugh, & Melissa ~ and we had FOOD!

Food ~ Savory

Food ~ Sweet

Rach, Iz, Lor, Will, Katie, Kimmie, Nessa, Kitty & Melissa transformed themselves into my "staff" and worked their steampunk magic gliding about in Floote-like glory with tea and trays off food.

Chris took himself out into the Hallway to act as town crier. Britt began snapping photos. Phran became Locus Press in action.

Savi became the bionic bartending machine.


The four characters took on full measure of their personas, complete with flirting, chatting, accents, and meaty sandwich hidden in waiscoat pocket.

Everyone sang me "Happy Book Day" I warned them we'd get slammed around 10 PM. Door opened at 8 PM and . . . we were slammed. It was pretty much packed until around 10:30.

Some highlights:
Yeah, it was a lovely party. There's a whole bunch more photos over on flickr. Here's Orbit's summation if you are hungry for more, and one of my fellow Orbit author's, the lovely Mr. Bennett also has some very nice things to say. (No, Austen fans, not that Mr. Bennett.)



Gail's Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
Book Launch Party Outfit

Your Tisane of Smart:
Remains of 1,000 people recovered at medieval site
Your Writerly Tinctures:
A different POV on agent hunting

CAKE in Space: Back from agent, but now I don't have time for it.
Short a sweet from Reed Now Sleep later "What I can enjoy is this new stake-and-crumpets Victorian steampunk series: The Parasol Protectorate."
SPOILER ALERT! Amazon has posted Changeless cover along with blurb. Blurb gives bits of Soulless away so don't read if you haven't read the first book!
Blameless: Handed in!

Quote of the Day:
"Stupidity is no excuse of not thinking."
~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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