I had several opportunities to visit with the dynamic duo of Tarrant Figlio and Denise Tanton. The first time I remember meeting Denise was at BlogHer06, in the shade by a tree. Since then, the dogs, the Mom, the grandparenting....Thanks for all you did to make BlogHer14 a success. I even saw Tarrant in a dress. It was fetching, but not red. Aren't the two of them lovely? (Oh, and Tarrant's conference-going tips...)
I saw this tall, attractive brown-skinned woman outside the conference hall, and I was pretty sure it was @mochamama, Kelly Wickham....but I wasn't totally sure, because she had sunglasses on. I'm owning up to my difficulty with facial recognition here....it was Kelly, and once I was sure, I could spot her again without difficulty. And I did, and got a personal update on The Tuxedo Men Project. I'm excited that it's underway....and I hope it does get to be a documentary -- I'd love to hear the men speak. Oh, and Calling Out My Sisters and The Closing Keynote. Speaking with Kelly also reminded me that Little Pickle Press deserves more of my custom.
I finally met Margalit Francus in real life! She writes on travelling well while autistic, at her blog Autistic Globetrotting at the group blog Travelling Mom. Earlier this year, I offered to host her son, who had an internship in Mountain View, if they couldn't find an apartment. More on Margalit at the Special Needs Mini Con post (to come).
And I shared a table with Celeste Lindell, Average Jane, who I peered at....and yes, I did meet her at BlogHer05, but the hair color was different. I forgot to ask her about her band.
Pictured here with @guavalicious, who I did not consciously see....but you can catch up with her at Guavalicious Life.
The Special Needs Mini Con was another opportunity to catch up with folks I have been reading for years, but haven't met in person. Check there for more conversation.