A few not entirely blind items:
Rumor has it EC Cavemen behaved like cavemen, with the exception of a gentleman who lived up to that term by the name of Rodney. At least three authors that I know of resorted to physical response to their grabby tactics – a physical response that involved a slap and no tickle. As of Friday evening, no cavemen in sight – they seem to have suddenly and mysteriously disappeared. At least, they’re not wearing their official EC gear and traveling in a pack, and the EC staff seem to have departed as well.
And speaking of EC, a few other authors reported that editors were apt to shoot down EC writers’ careers at point blank range by saying to the author’s faces that their careers had entered rigor mortis with no hope of recovery.
An erotica and paranormal romance author was approached outside the hotel while enjoying a little lung candy. Seems a local fan stopped by the convention, snapped a photo of said author, and then used that cell phone photo for some personal inspiration – but not just for himself. For himself and his wife. He had to stop by later and tell the author all about it To her credit, the author rose to the occasion with panache.
And a certain conference attendee walked straight up to John DeSalvo, who was waiting in the hotel lobby for an RT person to greet him, and introduced herself by saying, “Hi there! I’m so pleased to meet you and I promise not to grope you.” Oh, how the environment so quickly alters one’s sense of conduct and behavior.