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Retrospective: Writercon 2009

I've meant, for months, to post these, but just haven't found the time. There has always been *something* else that was more important. Still is, really. *grin*

However. I found myself reflecting over 2009 and significant happenings in it. Because I am so heavily involved in the convention planning and volunteering aspects of fandom, Writercon was a very significant event for me. Plus, I got to see people I haven't seen in years, and meet new people who I only knew as names on LJ or authors of fics I loved. Now, there are faces attached, smiles and laughter, and the hope that we'll meet up again before too long.

So! If you were at Writercon! I hope you enjoy! If you weren't, but wanted to be, I hope this gives you a little taste of being there. If you're one of the folks on my Flist who doesn't grok Fanfic or cons, just skip this one...

PS: There are some folks I couldn't identify - either I was not introduced OR I was and forgot their name. If you know who they are, PLEASE let me know so I can correctly name people.

PSS: I left out some nice pictures because there were people who didn't want pictures of them posted. Also, I have cropped some to leave the features of people out who preferred to remain unidentified.

*IF I POSTED A PICTURE OF YOU AND YOU WANT IT REMOVED TELL ME!*

There are no incriminating pictures of people in *this* batch. There are some questionable ones of the action figures, however...



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Hospitality essentials
Because as much as the 4 fannish food groups are important (caffeine, chocolate, orange food and alcohol) fans gotta eat things with vitamins! and Protein!
John n&apos; Rodney check out programming John n' Rodney check out programming
The boys came with me to the con - as if I could keep them way! Rodney likes sexy people who are smart and John likes sexy people with a pulse. Well. Aren't they in luck?
Hospitality essentials II Hospitality essentials II
So. We had more than beer. To be more precise, we had a bar. Thanks to soundingsea for putting together the best stocked liquor cabinet that Writercon has ever had!
Pre-con concom meeting Pre-con concom meeting
nwhepcat, scarlettgirl, cindergal, garnigal and spicklething in the consuite on Thursday afternoon, crossing the T's and dotting the I's.
John and Rodney getting up to no good in the Consuite John and Rodney getting up to no good in the Consuite
John and Rodney clearly missed the boat on the concept of "get a room!" - every time I turned around, they were in yet another compromising position. Seriously! I have nothing to do with it - I just observed and took pictures.
Don&apos;t Worry, Be Happy! Welcome party in the Magic Box! Don't Worry, Be Happy! Welcome party in the Magic Box!
spiralleds and rusty_halo man the table with mintwitch while harmonyfb and chrisjournal chat.
Sunny Sunny-D! Sunny Sunny-D!
sunnyd_lite was our gracious social hostess, greeting everyone with a smile and a lei.
Don&apos;t Worry, Be Happy Party pics! Don't Worry, Be Happy Party pics!
garnigal and revdorothyl chatting at the party.
Retail Justice... Retail Justice...
rusty_halo and mintwitch selling the Writercon tees. They were really nice tees!
DWPH pic II DWPH pic II
missmurchison, redeem147 and desdemonaspace catching up.
DWPH pic III DWPH pic III
michelel72 and mystery WC member!
DWPH pic IV DWPH pic IV
lunabee34, creedcascade, mystery!member, mystery!member, lilachigh, bohemianspirit
DWPH pic V DWPH pic V
suehypno and mystery WC member!
The Red Head brigade! The Red Head brigade!
general_jinjur, nwhepcat and gwynnega
DWPH pic VI DWPH pic VI
versaphile, alixtii and shiverelectric
Old Timers Old Timers
redeem147 and me at the DWPH party. It's amazing to realize it's only been 6 years since we all met in Tampa and listened to chrisjournal talk about how it would be fun to do a con for us, the fanfic writers, all about what we want. And here we are!
They only LOOK sweet and innocent... They only LOOK sweet and innocent...
harmonyfb and spicklething hard at work getting people registered.
Hanging in the ConSuite Hanging in the ConSuite
confusedkayt, itsabigrock, mosca viciouswishes, back of mystery!member, and inkandchocolate
Opening Ceremonies! Opening Ceremonies!
Here are the folks primarily responsible for Writercon 2009!

harmonyfb, spicklething, redeem147, rusty_halo, scarlettgirl and nwhepcat.
Hanging in the ConSuite II Hanging in the ConSuite II
bastardsnow and appomattoxco
Back to the booze Back to the booze
Rodney wants a drink of Apple jack in a big way.
Hanging in the ConSuite III Hanging in the ConSuite III
viciouswishes, lilachigh, and rahirah
Yes, oh God, YES! Yes, oh God, YES!
Oh my! Hide my blushing eyes! Once again, the boys are up to naughty business!
Hanging in the ConSuite IV Hanging in the ConSuite IV
inkandchocolate, executrix, alizarin_nyc, (the back of ) rusty_halo, confusedkayt, and in the foreground, pukajen
Bar Minions r Us Bar Minions r Us
pukajen plays bar!Minion while I take a much needed break!
What? Where? When? What? Where? When?
There was signage to help you get there. Whereever there happened to be.
Hanging in the ConSuite V Hanging in the ConSuite V
mystery!WCmember, desdemonaspace reading on the bed, texanfan in foreground, bohemianspirit having a snack at the table behind her, while greyias and sgatazmy chat with appomattoxco
Hanging in the ConSuite VI Hanging in the ConSuite VI
appomattoxco, bastardsnow and roque_clasique reading from the fic library.
Baby, oh yeah! Baby, oh yeah!
Oh my! They really *really* need to get a room!
Bar Minion Moment Bar Minion Moment
lordshiva proudly indicates her "I'm a minion, ask me how!" button.
Meta!Photo Meta!Photo
Taking a picture of harmonyfb getting ready to take a picture of me. Bwaha. Life is sometimes recursive like that.
Cocktail Party - AKA - BIG SHINY DANCE PARTY! Cocktail Party - AKA - BIG SHINY DANCE PARTY!
PARTY TIME! Dance monkey, dance, dance!
Lord of the Tunage Lord of the Tunage
DJing up a storm and getting them out on the dance floor, ironchefjoe did a great job of the music for us.
BIG SHINY DANCE PARTY II BIG SHINY DANCE PARTY II
Many people grooving to the music...
BIG SHINY DANCE PARTY III BIG SHINY DANCE PARTY III
Still grooving...
Cocktail Candids I Cocktail Candids I
pukajen and shaddyr, both prettied up and looking like girls. *grin*
BIG SHINY DANCE PARTY IV BIG SHINY DANCE PARTY IV
And grooving...
BIG SHINY DANCE PARTY V BIG SHINY DANCE PARTY V
Get down, get funky!
Cocktail Candids II Cocktail Candids II
confusedkayt sports an interesting fashion accessory in the form of a Tony Stark style power generator. This was tres cool my friends, and it glowed. I wanted to steal it.
Cocktail Candids III Cocktail Candids III
One of my favorite Spuffy writers ever, rahirah was all dolled up and agreed to pose for a piccy with me. Whee!
Cocktail Candids IV Cocktail Candids IV
gwynnega and 10zlaine chatting over some snacks.
Cocktail Candids V Cocktail Candids V
marthawells, mezzibelle, texanfan and sp23 hanging out and chatting at the cocktail party.
Cocktail Candids VI Cocktail Candids VI
chrisjournal and me. Chris is the real reason any of the Writercons ever came to fruition. Not to say the rest of us didn't make huge contributions, because yes, we did - but Chris was the one who had the vision in the first place and laid the foundation and brought us on board. We'd never have gotten here if it weren't for her.
Cocktail Candids VII Cocktail Candids VII
lordshiva, nwhepcat and willowgreen.
Cocktail Candids VIII Cocktail Candids VIII
alizarin_nyc, rebcake and rusty_halo
Cocktail Candids IX Cocktail Candids IX
Unknown!WCMember, greyias, Unknown!WCMember, bastardsnow, sgatazmy and Unknown!WCMember - they look like they're having a good time!
Cocktail Candids X Cocktail Candids X
The lovely and talented harmonyfb!
Cocktail Candids XI Cocktail Candids XI
OMG they're so CUTE! Srsly, soundingsea, how are you and ironchefjoe so awesome?
BIG SHINY DANCE PARTY VI BIG SHINY DANCE PARTY VI
itsabigrock shows of her killer go-go boots!
BIG SHINY DANCE PARTY VII BIG SHINY DANCE PARTY VII
Dancing along with the famous Spike/Buffy pop-up video, set to "I Touch Myself". Good times had by all!
BIG SHINY DANCE PARTY VIII BIG SHINY DANCE PARTY VIII
Still dancing to the video!
The Boys partied down as well... The Boys partied down as well...
Rodney needs a drink after all the wild dancing.
Cocktail Candids XII Cocktail Candids XII
mintwitch, spicklething and scarlettgirl take a moment out of the hectic weekend to have a drink, kickback and relax.
Back to the Consuite for me! Back to the Consuite for me!
chrisjournal and essene pop up to the consuite for a bit during the cocktail party.
Post Party Chillin&apos; Post Party Chillin'
Winding down after the dance. ladycat777, mystery!WCmember, sweptawaybayou, mystery!WCmember, blacknblue2, essene and itsabigrock
Post Party Chillin&apos; II Post Party Chillin' II
blacknblue2, essene, itsabigrock, viciouswishes, mystery!WCmember, mystery!WCmember, alixtii and _beetle_
Those Naughty Boys! Those Naughty Boys!
John and Rodney, getting it on any and everywhere! Those boys just can't seem to wait long enough to make it to a room.

And all the ladies seem to enjoy posing them in an endless array of combinations...
Post Party Chillin&apos; III Post Party Chillin' III
lyrstzha was vamped out in the most amazing dress and fingerless gloves - work it, girl!
Speaking of Posing the boys... Speaking of Posing the boys...
If you'll note, to the left of the lovely monanotlisa and alizarin_nyc (who are being their utterly adorable selves) John and Rodney stand on the table, thoroughly enjoying themselves. I believe monanotlisa was demonstrating the 'sweet' technique that John first used to get Rodney to fall under his spell. Or something.
Consuite Candid Consuite Candid
A casual candid taken between panels and events - bastardsnow, blacknblue2 and mystery!WCmember.
Dead Author Party Dead Author Party
itsabigrock and essene relaxing at the Dead Author party.
Here we go again... Don't make a mess of the fic library!...
And *this* is what comes of reading too much fanfic!

Well, I guess, more accurately, this is the kind of things described in fanfic that leads to the coming... uhm. You know, I'm just going to shut up now.
Dead Author Party II Dead Author Party II
lilachigh, mystery!WCmember, and sp23 listening to dancetomato. This photo is clipped as per dancetomato's wish not to have her full image displayed.
Dead Author Party III Dead Author Party III
mystery!WCmember, sunnyd_lite, hermionesviolin
Concom post-con dinner Concom post-con dinner
rusty_halo, scarlettgirl, nwhepcat, spiralleds, soundingsea, mintwitch
Concom dinner II Concom dinner II
chrisjournal, sunnyd_lite, redeem147, spicklething, cindergal, 10zlaine
Concom dinner III Concom dinner III
Group shot!
Yummy!! Yummy!!
Mmmm, desserts!
Dead Author Party IV Dead Author Party IV
Someone brought a puzzle, and a bunch of folks worked on it over the weekend, finishing it up on the Sunday night.
Dead Author Party V - Puzzle! Dead Author Party V - Puzzle!
Showing off the completed puzzle are astridv, michelel72, redeem147, pukajen
Headed home - Seattle Bound! Headed home - Seattle Bound!
A weekend at Writercon cn warp you, as evidenced by mintwitch's expression. Hee! My choice to allow them to bump me from my earlier flight meant that we were on the same plane to Seattle.
The nuttiness spreads! The nuttiness spreads!
See? pukajen came down with a case of the crazies, too! Fortunately for those of us who know her, it's really not that much differnt than normal...
The boys, looking a little worse for wear... The boys, looking a little worse for wear...
Well. At least they're behaving in the airport.

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lilachigh
Jan. 5th, 2010 11:16 am (UTC)
I'm in two pics as Unknown! Have striped top and peach waistcoat! Great pix
missmurchison
Jan. 5th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
I was just going to post to say that!

Thanks for the pics, shaddyr.
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petzipellepingo
Jan. 5th, 2010 11:45 am (UTC)
"waves" to all you funky party weasels!
wesleysgirl
Jan. 5th, 2010 12:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, looking at these made me really, really happy! Thank you so much for taking the time to make such a great post. *Hugs*
shaddyr
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
I thought that I had a picture of you hiding in all those piccies somewhere, but alas, I did not. I *tried* to take pictures of everybody, but failed. Glad you enjoyed!
sunnyd_lite
Jan. 5th, 2010 12:37 pm (UTC)
WC Picspam!
Awesome! Thanks so much for posting these, with running commentary!
shaddyr
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)
Re: WC Picspam!
I am happy they made you happy! I got some great ones of you - looking all perky and sunny! Well, what a surpise that was... Hee! Glad you liked!
enigmaticblues
Jan. 5th, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
Hee! Great pictures, and good memories!
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shaddyr
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:27 am (UTC)
OMG! So you were! Amazing!

You are most welcome, m'dear!
inkandchocolate
Jan. 5th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for posting! This made my day. *hugs*
shaddyr
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)
YAY!
I am delighted to have made your day! Have been meaning to for some time, but finally DID it.
plotqueen
Jan. 5th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
aw hell, that looks like a hell of a lot of fun. know when/where 2010 con is? i might bump my b-day trip to vegas (turning 30 and you know what they say about vegas) to go to this! and then to meet fellow writers. the love!

and do tell about the boys. where they exhausted when you got them home?
shaddyr
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
Ahh, Writercon only happens every two or three years. So far it has been 2004, 2006 and because of logistical planning issues in 2008, it got bumped to 2009.

It is possible that we will do one in 2011, but it is not set in stone. It's a lot of work t pull together a floating con with no established home and a concom consisting of members from several different countries and at least 5 different time zones.

That being said - as soon as WE know, you guys will know.
marthawells
Jan. 5th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
Those are wonderful photos! It was such a great con.
shaddyr
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
I am glad you liked them! I got a couple nice ones with you! And it really was a fabulous con. I miss everyone!
mere_ubu
Jan. 5th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Piccies! *squee* Thanks so much for sharing these!

I can also provide a couple of identities for you:

In "Hanging in the ConSuite III," that's the lovely lilachigh, and in "Cocktail Candids VII," the mystery lady is the wonderful willowgreen. :)

Edited at 2010-01-05 03:41 pm (UTC)
shaddyr
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
Thanks! Updated!
cathexys
Jan. 5th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
Great pics...And coming a tad...later :), they really brought back great memories!!! :)
rusty_halo
Jan. 5th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
It makes me so happy to see these. *misses you guys*
shaddyr
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:52 am (UTC)
There are some lovely ones with you there - I miss everyone too!
lunabee34
Jan. 5th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
This is awesome!! Thank you so much for posting this.
lunabee34
Jan. 5th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
Also, in Dead Author Party III, all the way to the right is hermionesviolin
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timeofchange
Jan. 5th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I was so sad to miss the con, but these pictures make me very, very happy!
donutsweeper
Jan. 5th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
in Hanging in the ConSuite V picture, the 2 mystery WC are greyias and sgatazmy talking with appomattoxco and in the next picture besides appomattoxco and bastardsnow there is roque_clasique (reading)
shaddyr
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
THANK YOU! Updated!
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