|Jeff, Andrew and Shane|
A free day here in NY before Thrillerfest begins, but I had to change hotels and that’s always a hassle. Only 5 blocks away, but too far to walk with luggage. I wandered around Grand Central Station and came back to the room to read. While strolling through the lobby, I ran into old pals from last year, Andrew Peterson and Shane Gericke along with Jeff Ayers. So, we decided to do an annual picture since I took one last year.
People are trickling in and I saw Heather Graham and her entourage (she does have 5 kids after all!) and was glad to see the Gears (W. Michael and Katherine O’Neal) had arrived. I also met D.P. Lyle, M.D. who wrote Forensics for Dummies. He’s the man with all the answers to those yucky questions. It’s a lot like a family reunion.
Once again no coffeemaker in the room, but I’m a little smarter this time around. Ran to the store and bought a small coffeemaker and coffee. Here at the Hyatt a small pot of room service coffee is $12 with a $5 delivery charge (per person!) and 15% additional charge. I’m thinking of selling to go cups for $2 to the other conventioneers to make a few extra bucks. Wednesday is registration and I am so ready to get this party started.
Bottom Line: Coffee in the hotel room at 4 a.m….priceless.