Monday, May 22, 2006






FRIDAY WAS THE FAERY BALL...

and here I am, with it (almost) all hanging out!

Thursday was the Changeling author lunch, and some of the authors are pictured top left. In front: Angela Knight and Changeling owner Margaret Riley. Behind them: Kate Douglas, Morgan Hawke, Dakota Cassidy, editor Sheri Fogarty, me, and Kira Stone. Next you see Tawny Taylor (my roommate) and JC Wilder at the bar after the Faery Ball.

On the bottom are pictures of the Faery Court and of me in my "Sultan's Faery" costume. Wow, that was terrifying, stepping out of my room with my bare belly hangin' out for all to see. After the initial horror wore off, though, the event was fun, with the court twirling around a maypole held by a hot cover model before being escorted to our individual tables by other buff guys. I was so excited I could barely eat dinner--not even the gorgeous chocolate cake. EC's own Tawny Taylor and Stephanie "Flash" Burke took half of the costume contest prizes, Tawny with a saloon girl outfit and Flash in white face and all black costume--holding a wicked looking sword. Somehow I didn't get a decent photo of Flash in her costume--but I'm sure somebody did.

More tomorrow! The booksigning was a resounding success that deserves its very own page!

8 comments:

Sam said...

What fun!!
Everything looks wonderful - I'm so glad yuo're posting pictures!!
Your harem outfit was incredibly gorgeous - WOW!

H.S. Kinn said...

Your costume was gorgeous! And really, you deserve some props for wearing it, 'cause I don't think I'd show off that much skin. LOL! Well, for my husband, but nobody else!

Ann Jacobs said...

Why, thanks, both of you! It took a good bit of nerve to walk out of my room in it, but the compliments that came at the Faery Ball and afterward were worth it! Connie Perry deserves the credit for creating the costume...she's a genius!

Cheyenne McCray said...

Great pics, Ann! It was great to see you again!

Lyn Cash said...

Gorgeous costumes - thanks for sharing the photos, Ann! Sounds like a blast - I can't WAIT until I can attend an RT! *grin*

Ann Jacobs said...

RT's like no other convention I've ever attended, Lyn! I did my first "full" RT in Kansas City (2003) and haven't missed one since.

Even in New York in 2004, where I sprained an ankle the first day while coming back to the hotel with Cheyenne from the worst lunch I ever ate (cured me of Korean food, LOL!), I had fun. The restaurant Chey steered us all to in Little Italy made up for the lunch/ankle nightmare.

If there's any way to go, do it--it's a real ego boost for an author to be around so many lovers of what we all do!

Melany said...

Love the dress and the pictures. It sounds like it was such a good time.

Saskia Walker said...

Great photos, Ann! Thanks for sharing the fun.