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Anyone going to the Historical Novel Society Conference?

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Julianne Douglas
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Post by Julianne Douglas » Mon November 24th, 2008, 1:08 am

Sarah, the conference looks wonderful! Thank you in advance for all your hard work putting it together. I'll be registering later tonight. :)
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Post by Divia » Mon November 24th, 2008, 2:54 am

I think I'm giong but I intend on taking an early morning flight like at 6:40 and shoudl be there around 7 or something..whenever. I really want to go, and I think I need to go.
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Post by cw gortner » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 7:14 am

[quote=""michellemoran""] I'm hoping Christopher (who frequents this forum) will be coming, along with Karen Essex if we can convince her! [/quote]

Yes, I'll be there, speaking on two panels - one with Michelle and Karen - and one with C.C. Humphreys, moderated by Diane Gabaldon. Karen Essex is also coming, too, I believe. She's already on the schedule as part of the panel with Michelle and me.

I also echo Michelle's sentiment; the first HNS conference I attended led to my finding my current agent and selling The Last Queen and my Catherine de Medici book. If you're not published and want to be, sign up for the editor / agent meetings ASAP. I met Rachel Kahan (now at Putnam, formerly at Crown) at one of those meetings, and she offered me terrific advice and encouragement. Eight minutes may not seem like much time; but it's amazing how much can be said. I also met an editor from MIRA books who was very enthusiastic about historical fiction. Bring copies of your proposals, sample chapters, and perfect that pitch.

Most importantly, however, meeting fellow hf readers and authors is great fun, and the conference is always very well organized and interesting. Well worth the time and money, because it's the reunion of our tribe! Plus, I'd love to meet you all in person! :)
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Post by Sheramy » Sat December 6th, 2008, 2:58 pm

I mailed in my registration materials earlier this week. Julianne helped convince me. :) I am excited because it's my first writing conference (I've only been to academic conferences, and let's just say they don't include costume contests and late-night sex scene readings!!) And I certainly look forward to meeting new people and meeting online friends in person for the first time.

Unfortunately, Sunflowers (aka my baby) is not coming out until October, but I'm hoping to have an ARC or two to donate as a door prize and bookmarks to distribute. If I can figure out how to create the latter!
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Post by Divia » Sat December 6th, 2008, 3:04 pm

I havent signed up yet. Money is tight. Do you think I'll be able to do it at the end of Dec?
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Post by Ariadne » Sat December 6th, 2008, 4:01 pm

Sheramy, that's great! Library conferences don't have those events either - and the book cart drill team competitions really don't do it for me :D

Divia - end of Dec should be no problem. The conf will sell out eventually, I'm sure (it always has) but that won't likely happen until next spring.

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Post by Divia » Sat December 6th, 2008, 4:34 pm

Oh good! :)
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Post by Julianne Douglas » Sun December 7th, 2008, 5:46 am

Can't it be June already????????
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Post by Divia » Sun December 7th, 2008, 4:55 pm

[quote=""Julianne Douglas""]Can't it be June already????????[/quote]

Yeah really. The sooner I get done with his crappy job the happier I'll be!
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