What a weekend and what a crowning jewel of an event for this incredible year of the League of Utah Writers. As a committee, we faced many challenges. Biggest of which was having to change both dates and venues mid-year when it was announced that Salt Lake Comic Con was happening the same weekend the Fall Conference was also planned for.
We picked a new venue – with a price tag far higher than originally anticipated – and got to work. It was my first experience on a planning committee for an event this size and it amazes me the things we got done in the three months from our first meeting until the event itself. I was officially the vendor coordinator and kudos must be given to the incredible people who volunteered their time during the weekend to make sure things ran smoothly. They all helped me make it look effortless.
I took only random photos which speaks volumes to how busy I was the entire weekend. It was not my first time as a panelist but it was my first time doing solo presentations and I had a blast. It was humbling when both the room was full and people came up afterwards to either ask questions or tell me they were sorry they’d missed one because they’d heard it was great.
Commemorating the event with badges for my collection
Observing the Diversity Panel – which included three friends who did amazing jobs
We may or may not have gotten a little lit after a very long day. I blame the wine guy at the restaurant who really knew his stuff!
Best wine I’ve ever had!
We were so hungry we devoured dinner before I could get a photo of how pretty it was. This is the devastation
Sitting next to a fellow Infinite Monkey during a powerful presentation on the mindset of money. Had to snap a pic!
The very first panel I was ever on was at a League event and this guy was there. Now he’s a trusted colleague and a great friend. This is us right before the panel on Horror – our favorite subject!
The “after party” playing makeshift version of Avalon – my new favorite game.
Passing of the gavel at the end of the banquet. Capping off a great year and looking ahead to more greatness to come.
I’m so proud to be part of the League of Utah Writers – it is an amazing organization.