We're apologize in advance for all of the gushing that's going to go on in our party wrap-up posts all week. Because boy oh boy, are we having fun!
Last night RT Convention attendees hit the town at two amazing fiestas at Mardi Gras World! We love it there so much. First attendees headed to the Pirates, Scalawags & More shindig at the Grand Oak Mansion. And that Krewe of Notorious Scribes, our rambunctious author hosts, sure know how to thrown down. There were goodie bags, hurricanes and giveaways! (Like, three of our favorite things ever.) And if that wasn't enough awesomeness for one evening, we all then headed over to Mardi Gras Carnivale! There we got to check out the floats up close as a band serenaded us — and that's not to mention the food. We are stuffed full of jambalaya, etouffee and beignets — though, you know, we might still have room for more beignets today.
Below are a smattering of pictures for you to relive or experience all the fun that was had!
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Pirate-y authors were scattered throughout the venue signing autographs and giving out swag.
Author Deb Marlowe in her fabulous pirate garb.
It's not a NOLA party without hurricane shooters!
A second line band escorted attendees from the pirate party to the Mardi Gras World float den.
At the float den, authors threw beads to guests from authentic Mardi Gras floats!
After all the float fun, attendees enjoyed local cuisine, a live band and plenty of prizes and goodies!
We'll be covering the RT Convention in New Orleans all week long, for more on the exciting happenings, click here!