Wednesday, February 16, 2011

San Fransisco Conference

Going on a business trip (don't you love how professional that sounds?). I'll be at the San Fransisco Writer's Conference this weekend, as will be fellow agent Gordon Warnock. If you're in the area, come hunt us down.

I don't have a fancy technology phone, so I won't be updating Blogger or Twitter while I'm gone. But I'll take good notes and blog about it on Monday. But check out the agency blog at www.andreahurst.com because Gordon might update.

Things I'm looking forward to:
  • All star cast of panels. From Donald Maas and Alan Rinzler, to Laurie McLean and Amy Burkhardt (and Gordon of course), and of course best selling authors.
  • Meeting the editors. What, you think you writers are the only ones who smoochz? While you're chasing us, we're chasing the editors, making and updating contacts (someone's gotta sell your book).
  • Meeting other agents. Talking about the business, bragging about what projects we're working on, etc, etc. Because how would a job be any fun if you don't get to talk to people with similar passions?
  • Meeting the authors/writers. Here is a hot spot of talent. If you've never been to a conference, do so. And pitch agents. We know that you're here to learn, to develop your craft, that you're serious about your work. We like seeing that, because it's less risky to go with you than someone who has never been to a conference or who doesn't work on their craft. We know you're in for the long haul. We like it.
  • San Fransisco. I've never been! So I'm super excited to get in a teensy amount of sight seeing.
Happy writing!

11 comments:

Cambria Dillon said...

SOOOOO insanely jealous you're going to this conference. I've heard fantastic things about it. Can't wait to see how it goes. Have you thought about going to RWA's conference in NYC this summer? It's one of the best out there for craft AND networking. Plus I'll be there! :)

Michael Offutt said...

Have a fantastic time at the conference.

Heather said...

I'll be sure to say hi if I see you amidst all the fun and chaos! I'm pretty excited about this one too considering its great reputation and the people who will be presenting. Can't wait!

Lynn(e) said...

california is where all the beautiful people are....someday i will live there.

Reina said...

I recommend the Baker Street Bistro, then a walk in the Presidio--great views. Hope you have fun!

Barbara Kloss said...

Any chance you'll be at the 'Writing Fantasy" workshop on Monday from 9am-noon? I'm going to that one (can't wait!).

Krista V. said...

This line --> "I don't have a fancy technology phone, so I won't be updating Blogger or Twitter while I'm gone" <-- made me smile, probably because I don't, either:)

Jess said...

Looking forward to your notes! Have a wonderful time :)

Martha Ramirez said...

I hope you are enjoying your stay in SF! Can't wait to hear all about it.

ASilver said...

Enjoy! Looking forward to your blog on Monday. I met Laurie McLean at a conference in Austin last summer. She was very nice, as were all the other agents and editors I got to meet. Have another one scheduled in April and can't wait!

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