Nancy Drew Convention 2014

12 Jun
Parker and me (in seventies garb: a blonde wig and my mother's old hostess gown)

Parker and me (in seventies garb: a blonde wig and my mother’s old hostess gown)

Another Nancy Drew Con has come and gone, and this year’s trip did not disappoint. Not only was it held in a city I’ve never visited — San Diego — but I was given the opportunity to meet a teen idol from my youth — Parker Stevenson! I’ve only had two crushes in my lifetime (on people I’ve never met). One was Parker, the other was David Cassidy. My chances of meeting David are slim to none, which makes meeting Parker all the more exciting.
What was Parker Stevenson doing at a Nancy Drew Con? Because every other year our conferences include other series books, like The Hardy Boys. I’ve never read The Hardy Boys, but I certainly watched the television show in the 70’s, in large part because of Parker. Nancy Drew was an added bonus.
I’d have to say this was my favorite conference so far. Visiting the world reowned San Diego Zoo was a thrill, since I’ve heard about this zoo and never imagined I’d have a chance to see it. Everyone asks me what my favorite animal was. I can’t choose. I’ve narrowed it down to top ten (in no particular order): Pandas, koalas, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, elephants, chimps, polar bears, zebras, lions, and tigers. Okay, so that’s eleven, I can’t count. But there were so many things to love about this zoo, not only the animals, but the birds and the gardens. Wow. IMG_1094
I also garnered a ton of ‘swag’, a.k.a. Nancy Drew and Cherry Ames books for my collection, and the Nancy Drew lunch box  I’ve been salivating over that I won in a raffle — signed by Pamela Sue Martin, who played Nancy Drew in the seventies television series, and whom I also met. Pretty cool. 
The combination of meeting celebrities, new Nancy Drew fanatics and catching up with old ones, sharing stories, listening to great speakers and solving a few mysteries along the way made for a very memorable week, and I look forward to next year!

 

7 Responses to “Nancy Drew Convention 2014”

  1. Selena Robins Musings June 12, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    Sounds like you had a great time

    • nancyelauzon June 12, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

      As you suggested, Peter visited the Midway, and loved it!

      • Selena Robins Musings June 15, 2014 at 2:05 am #

        I’m so glad he did. We knew he’d love it. I think we need to plan to go back and take a day to go back to LA as well. Rodeo Drive. Fantasy shopping. 🙂

  2. kathleenkaskawrites June 12, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

    What a destination convention! Glad you had fun. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Jewel Divas Style June 14, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    It’s funny, I preferred Parker as well, and always had a crush on David over Shaun.

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