Where: Jacob Javits Center, NYC
When: Friday, May 31, 2013.
The first thing I did on Friday was to go to where Alma Katsu was signing.
Then I managed to get a signed copy of Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead.
Then it was off to the Harlequin booth. The line was long, but it was fun chatting with people and listening to bookish conversations while waiting.
|Dawn Metcalf signed Indelible for people in line.|
|Katie McGarry signs Dare You To.|
|Amanda Sun signs Ink.|
|Julie Kagawa signs Eternity Cure.|
|Elizabeth Scott hides behind Heartbeat.|
|Victoria Schwab & her editor Miriam Weinberg.|
I went to the autographing area to try to find my pal Vince Liaguno. He was on the BEA website for a signing but couldn't be found on the schedule. I went to the HWA booth to find out the skinny. As I was asking someone there, Vince and Charles Day appeared who both greeted me warmly. Vince told me that the book wasn't out yet. Mystery solved. We discussed our excitement for the upcoming Stoker Awards in NOLA.
The Vicious line was long. Long, long, long. When I got up there, Victoria said she was glad I made it. I got in line just in time, because they ran out of books a few people behind me. One very nice woman in front of me told the two girls behind me that she was friends with the author and was just on line to say hello and she would get them books. It was such a nice and the girls who were at first extremely disappointed were so grateful. So, there you go. There *are* nice people in the world and they can be found at Book Expo.
|Hugh talks to a few attendees.|
|An attendee interviews this animated character.|
The Book Blogger Picnic was organized by Andrea from The Overstuffed Bookcase, Jen from Jen Ryland, Alexa from Alexa Loves Books and Katelyn from Tales of Books and Bands. We met in Central Park and the event was a huge success. Bloggers chatted and exchanged cards. Andrea's husband was kind enough to get us a Harry Potter cake. How cool is that?!