Well, I survived the first day of the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, even with a severe lack of sleep. [Hello to anyone I met today!] Since I probably left out a few things to bring (one of them was pain reliever for my headache), I thought I'd let some other chime in with their wisdom.
Of course, if you're flying across country as opposed to driving to a local one-day conference, there will be some differences. Here are some good lists I've come across.
Editor and writer Terry Whalin shares what he brings, what he leaves at home, and how he wished he had prepared.
Writing teacher and novelist Randy Ingermanson interviews conference veteran Meredith Efken to glean her tips.
The Writers Store has a detailed explanation of how to get the most from your conference dollar.
If you want to know what to wear and how to prepare, Marilyn McCaw gives the lowdown on what to expect.
When I read 10 Ways to Prepare for a Writer's Conference, I immediately noticed that I broke rule number one.
And if it's your very first conference, Angela Dion's list of seven essentials will come in handy.
Anything you'd like to add? I'm heading home to watch my daughter's play and then get some sleep before day two tomorrow.