Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Next month--October 7-11--I'll be attending RomantiCon in Akron, Ohio. All sorts of things are planned, including dress-up dinners. This year the theme is 1920s. Now since I'm roughly shaped like that fellow up there in the picture, you can imagine what I would look like in a flapper dress...It doesn't quite compute, ya know?

Last year the theme was the 1960s. Think mini-skirts and go-go boots. I went as a hippie. It was much safer. But three women showed up in the identical dress. That's the difficulty with ordering off the internet costume pages.

When you think of the 1920s, of course, the flapper is the first image that comes to mind. But flappers were actually a very small percentage of the population. So I've gone in search of the other 1920s woman. They wore drop waist dresses. And Marijane heels. And cloche hats. Or big picture hats. That's more my style.

If you'd like more information on RomantiCon, just click on the word. It will take you to the RomantiCon registration page. Cindy Spencer Pape and I will be giving a workshop on Creative World Building. There will be a book-signing on Sunday. If you're going to be in the area, please come and see us!



  1. Hey, nothing says you've got to go as a female -- I think a gangster outfit would be perfect. Suit, hat, machine gun...

  2. Can't wait to see you at Romanticon Anny! :)

  3. Yep--I'm dressing as a grown-up from the 20s. I've passed the "young & hip" stage that went with the flappers.

  4. Or gee, I could go as my own grandmother in the 20s. Let's see, she had 5 kids during that decade, so was pretty much perpetually pregnant...