- Tip #12 - Dress code? New conference participants often look at the weekend s schedule of activities and worry or wonder about what kinds of attire isMessage 1 of 1 , Oct 3, 2008View SourceTip #12 - Dress code?New conference participants often look at the weekend's schedule of activities and worry or wonder about what kinds of attire is expected.The fact is, you might see conference-goers (and I'm talking agents, editors, panelists, organizers, keynote speakers, newbies, vendors, wannabes, experienced writers and conference veterans) sporting anything from sweat shirts to sequins, Blundstone boots to bustiers, pinstripes to pinafores. And I for one would not be surprised to see one Conference veteran wearing a little red cape.Some evening events might tempt you into your posh frock or dress suit - and you would not look out of place in either - but many writers heed one rule from morn' to midnight - anything goes, as long as they are comfortable.
There is a Masque event planned for Saturday night. Conference coordinator Karen Dyer emphasises that masks with a literary bent are optional. There may even be prizes. But no penalties, I would hope, for those who prefer 'to go as they are'.Tip # 13 : Pick a card, any card...Reminder to self: If you have them, take a stack of business cards with you to the conference. They don't have to be fancy, just your name and full contact info. is all you need if you're doing any serious networking.If you have a book to promote, why not use the reverse side of the card for the full ordering information, including ISBN, so anyone wanting to has all they need to order it.And one further tip - if you give your card to someone so they can contact you later, jot a note on it to remind them why they have it in their wallet. I have often get home from events with other people's cards and wondered just what I am supposed to do next.These tips, and other writing-related musings are posted on my blog here.LP