Moving with the speed of lightening, RWA announced yesterday that it was moving it’s annual conference from the flood devastated Nashville to Orlando, Florida, the Dolphin and Swan Resort. While I feel horrible about the horror that Nashville has been through, I’m very impressed with how fast RWA has come through with moving their massive conference to a new location.
Being a former Disney Castmember, I cannot wait to get back to my old stomping grounds. I admit it’s really going to be hard for me to stay at the hotel for the workshops and events. With that in mind, I’ve come up with a a few suggestion that on how we can live the whole RWA experience in the parks.
Librarian’s Day can be held at Epcot. Between the World Showcase and Future World, the librarian’s should be in their glory with all the knowledge available. Workshops will be at the Disney Hollywood Studios where authors can get on the American Idol Stage and sing their hearts out while teaching others the finer points of writing. They can join the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular to show how to add action to their scenes. The Rocking Roller Coaster is a must for thriller writers and The Tower of Terror for those who write about things that go bump in the night.
The Literacy Book Signing should be at the Magic Kingdom’s Hall of Presidents. It’s like a sacred place that authors can be proud to sign their books while soaking in all that history. While at the Magic Kingdom, the editors and agents can hold their meetings on Dumbo, Peter Pan’s Flight and Buzz Lightyear. Each meeting will last as long as it takes to ride the attraction. It would distract the authors so they wouldn’t be nervous and get the editors/agents excited about what is presented to them since they are in the happiest place on earth.
The Keynote Luncheon will be at Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner at 1900 Park Fare, the Grand Floridian. What better place to eat and meet with all those princesses who have achieved exactly what romance writers have been writing about…a happily ever after.
The parties should be held in the Animal Kingdom for obvious
reasons. They can get a little wild. Harlequin can start theirs off with the Kilimanjaro Safari to shuttle their guests to a secluded location for a wild night of dancing by firelight. Wonder how many will end up in the Kali River Rapids?
Ok, it’s only a suggestion and maybe you have some of your own. Let me know.
Bottom Line: I’ll be at the Bippity Boppity Boo Boutique having a proper princess make-over.