Day one started out early because I was unable to sleep in. I woke up at 6 am even though the kids (aka alarm clocks) are with my Mom (who is totally earning her fair share of swag and books this week).
After heading to an OMFG overpriced buffet for breakfast (had a coupon for a free meal or I'd have never gone!) I made my way to the RT Virgin workshop. Then it was the Welcome to LA mixer.
After a quick lunch, I headed to the Science of Crime workshop. It was for writers, and I only stayed for the first hour, but it was well done and very interesting to this mystery buff.
After slinking out the door during the break, it was on to the Goody Room and Club RT. Promo alley (lane?) is filled with goodies. I have to say, I'm loving the Romance Trading Cards put out by all of the authors.
I was a little late getting to the Intergalactic Bar and Grille event, which means I had NO CLUE what was going on. Some sort of trivia game, but I was completely lost.
After that, I had a lovely blogger dinner (Stupid me apparently forgot my camera in the room) with Angela James, Malle Vallick, Barbara Vey, Sarah Wendell (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books) and several book bloggers who are attending the convention and/or live locally.
Then I rushed back for the Ellora's Cave Bollywood party. I stayed just long enough to watch the opening act and visit for a few minutes.
All in all, a busy day at the RT 2011 convention.