Conference Antics – Fun Fridays – June 8, 2018

At the recent Blue Ridge Christian Writers Conference last month there were some creative people who made Bob Hostetler and I the target of some memes.

Enjoy the “hilarity.”

HT: Michelle Cox

Then came the evening where a few would not go their rooms until they had Lobby time with Laube. “Honestly” I’ve never heard that joke before!

It was fun telling some of the crazy stories of book ideas I’ve heard. And some of the unusual “fan mail” that Lynette Eason has received. There were two hours of non-stop story-telling and laughter.

HT: Molly Realy (aka Scooby Snack Attack – note the evidence on the arm of my chair?)

If you come to that conference next year, we might have to do it again. If Bob or I am invited back…hmmm.


16 Responses to Conference Antics – Fun Fridays – June 8, 2018

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    Lynette Eason June 8, 2018 at 5:09 am #

    LOL!! Yes, love the lobby/Laube time! As well as the Hancock-Murray time, of course. Can’t wait for next year!

    *Note: The puppy with no pie and no friends is still my favorite.

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    Karen Bell June 8, 2018 at 5:31 am #

    Loved listening to you tell stories until midnight. Didn’t enjoy it so much the next morning when I was supposed to meet Bob at breakfast. Of course, Lobby Time is one of the best things about “that conference.” Sometimes you learn more in the lobby than in the classroom.

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    Joy Neal Kidney June 8, 2018 at 6:03 am #

    “At the recent Blue Ridge Christian Writers Conference last month there were some creative people who made Bob Hostetler and I the target of some memes.”

    I think it should have said, “Bob Hostetler and me.” Yes?

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    Sherry Stacy June 8, 2018 at 6:38 am #

    Writers who attend writers conferences nervously approach our fifteen minutes with an agent to pitch our “life’s” work. Its hard for us, and its hard for agents too. But after its all said and done, we need to be able to poke some fun into those moments. I laughed so hard! I love Fun Fridays!

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    Cathy Krafve June 8, 2018 at 6:43 am #

    You guys have way too much fun!

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    Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D June 8, 2018 at 9:27 am #

    I love it! Those radioactive frogs are the best part of the story, I’m sure. Would love to read about it. When’s that book coming out?

    By the way, Steve, my college student success blog just re-launched yesterday. I would love to see what you think about it. You can find it at

    I appreciate any insight you can give on improving it, though I just paid big bucks to have it re-done. That said, it contains no radioactive frogs….

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    Kathleen Denly June 8, 2018 at 11:15 am #

    Too cute. Sounds like a fun conference. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sherry Carter June 8, 2018 at 1:30 pm #

    I don’t know Bob very well. I’ll have to rectify that next year. I fit in with crazy people quite well.

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      Steve Laube June 10, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

      Not quite sure how to safely reply to that admission.

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    Tisha Martin June 8, 2018 at 7:50 pm #

    This is how tired I am. This morning I read the title and thought it said, “Conference Article,” and got excited because I love reading about conferences! Had not a moment to comment until tonight, and then I reread the title. Oh. Well, yeah, antics sure makes a difference… ๐Ÿ˜€ Lobby with Laube—that’s hilatirous. (Yes, that was on purpose.)

    I have yet to attend Blue Ridge and have heard such fantastic things about it. I’m sure Edie and Diann are the cause behind all the ruckus and poking fun at the agents. But really, calling Bob mean? Tsk, tsk, he’s the nicest guy on the block … unless he rejected Michelle and Cindy. But I wouldn’t call that “mean.” ๐Ÿ˜‰ Oh for pity’s sake, I’m laughing too hard…

    Radioactive frogs … oh my soul, I am glad they only appear in a book. I can only imagine what kind of plot that would be! (And someone please fix the “its”… it’s making my editor’s brain hurt … unless there’s a joke behind it?)

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      Steve Laube June 9, 2018 at 10:08 am #

      According to the person who created the meme, the software removed the apostrophe from “its”. Sorry.

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    “Honestly” you’ve never heard the Laube-Lobby joke before. “Oh, really?!” Sighhhhh . . .

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      Steve Laube June 10, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

      Hard to write sarcasm without describing the rolling of the eyes. But then if taken literally that would mean I used my eyes like a pair of dice. Ewww.

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