Sadly, ‘Dragon Bones’ did not win. But regardless, I had a fantastic time. This was my first AA ceremony and what fun it was! The organisers put together a wonderful audio-visual display and read excerpts from some older Aussie spec-fic novels and stories in between each category. All-round an inspiring showcase of Aussie spec-fic awesomeness.
The post-award cocktail party was a blast. Of course, it was also very hot and stuffy – full of bodies – and got a little difficult to hear at some stages. Met new friends (waves to Sarah, Jane and Tim) and caught up with some old.
And here’s a couple of photos (stolen from Cat Sparks, I should add!)
(Donna Hanson, me, Trudi Canavan & Nicole Murphy)
(me, Sarah and Jenny)
Came home Sunday evening feeling exhausted but inspired. This is what I love about these kind of events – book launches, workshops and cons are the same. There is so much energy in a room full of people who all write, read and love spec fic that it’s infectious. It recharges the ‘I love doing this!’ batteries.
And yay for that.