Sunday Brunch

Barbara Vey -- October 30th, 2007

Moving a little slower this morning after playing Saturday Night Fever last night.  The spirit’s willing, but the knees are screaming "Stop the insanity!"

The last day of the K-Con, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s fan convention in New Orleans starts with brunch at the famous Brennens.  Starting with hot, crusty bread, strawberries floating in cream, to eggs Benedict and finishing off with Bananas Foster (ice cream, bananas, brown sugar and rum…prepared tableside with flames and no body parts singed in the process).  

Then it’s time to move on to a book signing.  Last chance to buy buttons, t-shirts, pens, notebooks, bookcovers and jewelry all with the imprints of Dark-Hunters (especially fan favorite Acheron…Ash to those in the know).  Running that business enterprise is Sherrilyn’s assistant extraordinaire Jack and his lovely wife, Theresa.

It’s a much more somber crowd that wait in line for the last good bye.  You can tell those leaving Sunday and those staying a few extra days.  Plans are already being made for the next year and how to assure a spot in the much sought after convention.  This year’s sign up filled in 20 minutes and crashed 4 servers with over 100 on the waiting list.  Considering themselves lucky this year are Clare Muldoon and Marie Muldoon, who travelled all the way from Ireland and are pictured with their favorite author.

Those who stayed enjoyed a relaxing dinner at the Acme Oyster House with Sherrilyn.  (Personally, the menu was a nightmare for me…haven’t these people heard of fruits or vegetables?  Is there anything here that hasn’t been deep fried?  I ended up with a Po Boy ham sandwich.  Very good choice)  (Pictured left: Carol )

Then to the delight of her entourage, Sherri took them all on an impromptu tour of the Dark Hunter world.  "Here’s the bookstore that Julian was stuck in, " Here’s where Tabatha was chained to the fence,"  This is the restaurant that Selena was told she needed to get laid,"  Here’s where Nick would have gone to school, if he was real."  What??  Nick isn’t real??  Sherrilyn quickly assures the group that she was just kidding…of course Nick is real.  Cameras flashed liberally to document the momentous occasion.

Everyone is more than ready to call it an early night, but start making plans for early beignet runs in the morning.

Bottom Line:  Walking the streets in New Orleans at night is a great way to get your adrenaline flowing.  That rush that you get from scary fun.
Bottom Line finale:  Time’s up and have not yet tripped over naked, unconscious man.  Not holding up much hope for tomorrow’s trip to the airport.  Oh, well, the RWA is in San Francisco next year.  Maybe I’ll have more luck there.

12 thoughts on “Sunday Brunch

  1. mary s

    Thanks Barb for the New Orleans update! It sounded great–beignets & all! Next year San Francisco–how wonderful! Your blog is always so interesting & inspiring–I am reading Janet Evanovich’s One-Ten series (since having read Eleven & Twelve out of sequence)–these are very entertaining!

  2. Clea Simon

    Wow – total vicarious thrills… vampires, beignets, and bananas Foster at Brennan’s! And, sure they have vegetables in New Orleans! They’re just smothered in cream and cheese (as in mirliton casserole) or used to “dress” your fried oyster po’boy! Glad you had fun. – Clea (

  3. Dawn Chartier

    Barbara ~ What can we say about K-Con. It was all that I hoped it would be, plus more. My first day there I got to meet you in the lobby, then I found some coffee and got to sit and chat with you for a few moments. You made me feel welcomed. Thank you for that. K-Con was the best, but like you, I couldn’t see much at Anne Rice’s ball, too dark. Loved everything else. If you crave anything from NOLA, let me know. Dawn Chartier, New Orleans, LA

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