So we spent the weekend in Tampa at FetCon. I like Tampa. It has a nice feel to it, a great Aquarium, some interesting places to visit (historic Ybor) and history (which we heard about on our Segway tour – fun!!! I highly recommend it). And, of course, Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Not that we’ve really gotten to see the Bay or the Gulf when we’re there. It’s sadly hard to get to when you’re downtown with no transportation. We did a boat tour from the Aquarium last year, and that was fun. We saw a few dolphins and got to ride on a BOAT (which, when you live in Denver, is a distressingly rare occurrence).
This year we got to do something new and different. On Saturday morning we were picked up by very sweet and wonderful fellow Omnific author Allison Oburia and taken to the monthly meeting of the Tampa RWA. They actually allowed us to talk for about an hour about fictional versus real BDSM, our writing process and our books. They even listened! And asked questions!! It was a wonderful experience. Thanks, Allison!!
Fetcon itself was fun, as always. I love the Tampa Hyatt Regency. The hot tub is outside, on the fifth floor, and almost always has fun and interesting people in it. There are models walking around with very little clothing on, always a stimulating sight. There were several furries (see Tymber Dalton’s Facebook page for a picture of her with the Bondage Bunny). I love furries for some obscure reason. They make me smile. Which, I assume, is what they’re going for.
Next year we’re hoping to get to Fantasy Fest on Key West. We’ve heard it’s a great party. Anybody been there? Any advice on where to stay?
It was a good weekend, all in all. Met some very nice people, saw lots of people we only get to see once a year, and got to hang out in a hot tub in Florida. What else can you ask for? Apart, maybe, from a few alligators and maybe a whale…