The emcee for the day was MG Lord, who was hilariously funny, and did a great job. She's also a professor, and has written some really interesting-sounding books. Her latest, The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness and We Were Too Distracted by Her Beauty to Notice, is one I think I am going to pick up. She gave us all sorts of examples in her talk about Elizabeth Taylor, and got me very intrigued.
We had the keynote by Gail Carriger, who was very funny. And apparently, brilliant as well. She's an archaeologist.
Then there was time to purchase books, visit with authors and get books signed.
|Tessa Dare - and what's with that one piece of hair hanging |
down on my forehead? It's there in every single picture, LOL.
After lunch there was a YA panel. And those ladies were so interesting and adorable. I swear, it was enough to make me want to read a YA book.
|I forgot to take pics of them, so just totally swiped this collage off the |
Passion and Prose site. I wanted to give them their due.
Of course, Wendy debated diving into the whipped cream, and I was planning to simply drink the leftover chocolate sauce. Yeah, we're so classy like that. The whipped cream was really good, but it didn't want to leave the serving spoon!
Then it was time for more book signing and schmoozing with authors and readers.
|My favoritest person: HelenKay Dimon|
|Sylvia Day (L) and Zuri Day (R)|
Once that was done, it was time for the afternoon keynote: Meg Cabot. She was adorable, and hilarious, as you'd expect. Of course, I forgot to take a picture of her. And forgot to take any of me, Wendy, & Rowena. And forgot to buy raffle tickets - they gave away some great prize baskets. Sensing a theme here about me? D-oh!
There were so many there that I didn't get the chance to say hello to, but wished I had. So... if they are at RWA this summer, I will simply ambush them. And I hope that Passion & Prose keeps this a west cost event. There are already many author/reader events in the east (Lori Foster, Lora Leigh, etc). It's nice to have one out here.