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Historical Fiction Conference: What to wear?

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DianeL
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Post by DianeL » Thu June 16th, 2011, 10:56 pm

I have a very high "bite rate" on in person agent pitches (more than half of which are with agents who do not specify they represent historical), and for my last (which resulted in a request for a full), I wore flat sandals, a simple, long, sleeveless knit dress, and a POW pair of earrings. Stylish enough, VERY comfortable, and not fussy.

Anyone bored out of their mind enough to need further ruminations on this subject can enjoy my thoughts on it from last year here: http://dianelmajor.blogspot.com/2010/07 ... other.html
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Post by Divia » Fri June 17th, 2011, 2:26 am

If I could fit it in the suit case I would wear this to the conference for the dress up.
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Post by Telynor » Fri June 17th, 2011, 6:02 pm

[quote=""Divia""]If I could fit it in the suit case I would wear this to the conference for the dress up.[/quote]

That's gorgeous! There should be some way that you could take it.

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Post by Divia » Mon June 20th, 2011, 5:23 am

[quote=""Telynor""]That's gorgeous! There should be some way that you could take it.[/quote]

Alas no. But I did enjoy the costume parade. It seemed like more people were into it his year. I remember in chicago some people turned up their noses at the idea. I thought it was fun. Some of the outfits were great!
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Post by TeralynPilgrim » Wed June 22nd, 2011, 8:54 pm

The costume parade was one of my favorite parts! Everyone was so silly. I laughed a ton!
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Post by Divia » Wed June 22nd, 2011, 9:56 pm

[quote=""rosepetal720""]The costume parade was one of my favorite parts! Everyone was so silly. I laughed a ton![/quote]

I think that might have been the big difference. People had fun with it. They didnt take themselves seriously and acted it out. It was a blast. Well, I know my table enjoyed it.
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