Thursday, April 19, 2012

RT Recap - Kensington Boas, Kilted Men, and Scottish Fling



Thursday brought us Kensington authors, kilted men, and tartan fairies!

Jodi Thomas and Sally MacKenzie jazzed the
Kensington book signing.

Marilyn Brant and Mia Marlowe also signed in boas!

Under the Kilt - the Naked Truth about Scotland - 
a kilted hunk escorted Kimberly Killion to the panel.
  
Cathy Maxwell renamed the the panel, "50 Shades of Scotland".  Katharine Ashe hid her laugh.

Veronica Wolff and Kimberly agreed that Scotland's 
mystique will always capture readers' attention.

This haggis maker shared how to cook the Scottish delicacy.
Sahara Kelly exclaimed, "Exploding Sheep's Stomach!"

The Clan McFae Scottish Fling brought out the
tartan in every reader .... 
  
... even in the Aussies Andrew, Megan, and Jennifer!
(the sporran holds the Tim Tams).

Megan brought the materials from Oz to assemble her wings.

Megan spreads her wings over historical author
Mary Wine (left) and a historical reader.

This reader added "tattooed" fairy wings!

This reader captured Nessie!

Renee Bernard found her next hero.

What would you prefer to wear - boa?  kilt? mask?  One randomly selected commenter will win a book choice from my convention stash.  This giveaway is open to all readers.  Comments are open through Saturday, April 21, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, April 22.

Mahalo,

Kim in Hawaii

The Highway Bandit (left) and the Scottish Lady

April's month long promotion is CLEAN OUT MY CONVENTION STASH. I will select one US reader, one Canadian reader, and one International reader from all my blogs posts in April at SOS ALOHA, THE READING REVIEWER, and ALOHA ON MY MIND. The US winner can select up to 10 books (to fill up a small flat rate box) from my current convention stash to make room for new books coming from RT 2012. The Canadian and International readers can select one book, too!

CLEAN OUT MY CONVENTION STASH is open through Monday, April 30, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Tuesday, May 1.





44 comments:

  1. Love the blue tartans. I would prefer to wear a mask.

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  2. Would prefer a mask but that's always tough with glasses!

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  3. aloha Kim, as much as i love kilt, i would prefer mask;) aretha zhen

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  4. I love the idea of wearing a mask. I do love my men in kilts though.

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  5. Wow, those were some wonderful tartan fairies! What a fun convention it was, and it was lovely to see you, Kim. You were fabulous at the "Under the Kilt" panel!

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  6. Put me down as a 'mask'... Those are some wonderful photos...

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  7. Kilt and mask? Hehe that sounds so wicked cool! All those tartans.

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  8. A mask, if a ball is on the horizon.

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  9. I would go with the boa and maybe the kilt. Masks are hard with glasses as someone else pointed out.

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  10. Great pictures, Kim--and great to see you as always. In case anyone is considering a boa, I'd like to point out that those things shed. I think I was picking little green feathers--or feather-like things--off myself for the rest of the conference.

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  11. i love all the pic.. i love kilt and mask :)

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  12. I would go with the mask as they're so many gorgeous designs out there. This way I can be mysterious and follow all the kilted hunks with my eyes.

    Thanks for posting more amazing pics of your trip to RT. Brooks Johnson looks really good in a kilt. :-)

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  13. Well, I also look good in a boa!!! So I would say a mask and kilt!

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  14. Oh, that looks like a fun time! I think I'd prefer to wear a mask.

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  15. Loved the pictures, Kim -- thanks so much for including me!! It was wonderful to see you last Thursday ;). And I'll echo Sally's comments about the green boas... I was covered in little green feathers for the rest of the day and random conference goers, who saw them in my hair, were kind enough to help me pick them out on more than one occasion, LOL. Next time, I'd go with a mask!

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  16. Looks like you had a fantastic time! I'm definitely going to have to save up my pennies and go one year :)

    I'd go with a kilt. my mom is always trying to get me to wear a skirt, so why not? lol../

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  17. I love the green boas and that would be my choice. I had to wear a kilt as a child and the original ones are made of wool and very itchy (my dad was Scottish).
    Ann

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  18. Hi Kim!

    I love your pics! I would definitely chose a tartan gown like Renee Bernard's. It's lovely! So glad to see you had a good time at RT. I'm hoping to see you in July at RWA. :)

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  19. I could dress my husband in a kilt :) Anyone know how the women wore those plaids. I've read numerous types how they were being put on - more often how they were taken off, but I never could really visualize the process.

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  20. It looks like everyone was having so much fun!! I think a full mask would be fun.

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  21. I've never been to any type of reader/writer convention, but this looks like you all have a blast while you are there. I'm going to have to start a convention savings fund. I would wear a mask and save the kilt for all the men.

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  22. Great pics!

    I think I would go with the mask.

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  23. Ooh, love the kilts and the masks!

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  24. Lovely pics! Love the kilts! I think I would love to wear a mask! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  25. Love the costumes. I love seeing men in Kilts but for me it would be a mask so I could be mysterious.

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  26. I think the kilt would be the most comfortable, although I'd rather see a hunk in a kilt than wear one. Those boas look like they'd be a hassle, but a mask wouldn't be bad if it was not too big and cute. So I think I'd go with a fabulous mask.

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  27. Love love lovin your pics! What an awesome time! And that is great that so many just had fun and dressed up. I especially love the back shot of the blue kilted man!!
    So what did you dress up as? Boa, kilt or mask?
    I would go with a mask, you can act however you want in a mask right? Nobody knows you then, rob carriages, break into homes and look for incriminating pieces of paper, check out whats under the blue kilt....hehehe

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  28. Kim -

    It looks like everyone had a great time at the Scotish fling! What I'd like is for my husband to be wearing a kilt! We took a trip to Scotland years ago and I almost got him to buy one but he decided his money was better spent buying several bottles of single malt Scotch!

    I'm sitting her with envy on my face wishing I was one of those lucky readers in the pictures. It looks like as much fun as I had visiting the land of my ancestors!

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  29. I'm a Mardi Gras gal--sign me up for a mask!

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  30. Wow hot men in kilts whoo, Ty so much fun wis I was there,
    I would wear kilt
    Kimh

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  31. Wow Kim incredible pics !! For me it would have to be a mask !

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  32. I would prefer the boa. I also wear glasses.

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  33. I took a trip to Venice two years ago and returned with a collection of gorgeous masks. I would probably choose to wear one of them instead of a kilt. I have been known to rock a feather boa on occasion.

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

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  34. Boa - easy, pleasy. Masks aren't very user friendly with glasses and I tried contacts - once. OMG! Horror story.

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  35. I'm going with the Boa, just because that's the easiest. I'm with everyone and the difficulty of masks with glasses. And I sooner see a gorgeous man with great legs in a kilt!!

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  36. Great pictures!! Lucky!! I love a man in a kilt! I even bought a few for my husband. I would go mask.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  37. Loving the kilts :) I would wear a mask to add a little mystery.

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  38. I am enjoying your pictures. I would go with the boa because they look like fun.

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  39. I am really enjoying your pic and would wear a mask and see if anyone knew who I was. lol

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  40. Awesome recap, Kim! Well done! I always enjoy you!!! Muah!

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  41. OOoooooooo so well done need you ask It would be Kilt for Me ....
    though a Mask with X-ray vision would not go amiss...
    have a good onee Ann/alba

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  42. Oh that's it for me. Kilted Men. I'm definitely going next year. lol I love Highlanders. I'd go with the Kilt or maybe a Highway woman. :)
    Thanks for the great pics. Renee Bernard can trade places with me. He's one fine looking Highlander.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Hey Kim!

      I've been having internet trouble for the last few days and just found all your pics here. What fun! BTW, that handsome Scottish hunk above is featured on my A DUKE FOR ALL SEASONS as well as ERINSONG. The camera loves him.

      Can't wait to head for the islands next week! I'll be out of internet range for the duration, but I'll definitely be blogging about being in Hawaii after the fact. Ah, bliss! It's one of my favorite places on earth!

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