So, as many of you know from my numerous tweets I was lucky enough to go to the Authors After Dark convention in NJ this year. In this post I am going to share with you SOME of the things I did and that happened (it would take too long to list them all). At the end of the post there will be a giveaway for you
Ok...where to start is now the question. I met some fabulous bloggers at the event, peeps like Robin from Intense Whisper, Jojo from JoJo's Book Corner, Larissa from Larissa's Life, Joy from Joyfully Reviewed, Ali from SimplyAli, and Sarah from Smart Bitches and the authors, Leanna Renne Heiber, Stella Price, Jacqueline Frank, Bianca D'Arc, Joey W. Hill, Caridad Pineiro and Jess Haines. There were more but I met a million and half people in 3 days and have NO memory, so if I left you off, I am so sorry!
The first night I was there everyone just settled in, but I helped get everything set up (I hung out and stalked Stella around the entire event ;). The next day was awesome, the food was great...there were so many people to meet and talk to and everyone was so happy. Let's see this puts us at Friday, so Friday night we played games, drank, and hung out, oh and there was a chocolate fountain and I came home with this: *WARNING: THIS IS A PIC OF A TATTOO, SO DON'T LOOK IF YOU ARE SQUEEMISH* The pink and shiny parts were the fresh ones, the other two I already had. He did an excellent job, I would link his page, but I can't find it. Moving on....
The next day (Saturday) I collected more books, some from my super cool blogger bag, some signed by authors at the event, and some won in the basket raffle.
There are also these....for you ALL!!!! Oh and yes, those are TWO ARCs of Jacqueline Frank's upcoming titles 'Drink of Me' and 'Seduce Me in Dreams' and all the books in the second pic plus a couple in the first are signed by the authors :)
Ok, and on we go, Saturday night there was a masquerade party where I danced with everyone, had a blast, and then went to an after party! I was Queen Mab for my costume (theme was fav literary characters).
Oh and I GOT TO MEET PERCY PARKER from Leanna Renee Heiber's 'Strangely Beautiful' series!!!
Hmm...Sunday was pretty great too, I luckily did not have a hangover and ate a fabulous breakfast and collected more books when I won the gift basket raffle. There was also a super cool auction and some hanging out before it was time to pack up and leave. I had SOOO much fun at this event.
*Stand on soap box*
This convention is one of the BEST I have ever been too...I came home with all the stuff below, some great new friends and contacts. I sat on the floor and chatted with Leanna Renee Heiber, I ate dinner with Joey W. Hill, I danced with Caridad Peniero...you DO NOT get this kind of attention at any other convention...and the cost was just 140$ (which includes registration, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, and a breakfast, oh...and alcohol). YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT!!!
*Jumps off soap box*
You should check out the Authors After Dark site and look out for registration for next year in Philly. Register quick after opening because they are going to max it out to keep the small atmosphere. I will be there next year and EVERY year after that. I had so much fun! I hope to see and meet you there next year...P.S. Fabulous perks for bloggers at this event!!! Always a bonus!
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