Day two, where I make lemon drop martinis from a lemon of a beginning!
Last day for ticketed signings, so I leave extra early this morning. There's an accident on the way, so I get there later than I did yesterday. So no tickets. Determined to take things with a grain of salt today (for margaritas?), I shrug and go wait in the entrance line. The loooong entrance line:
My first signing is for Lauren Oliver, but I wanted to swing by the publisher booths first to see what they had laid out for us. Sourcebooks had this really cool t-shirt!
Managed to snag several really awesome titles, but on my way to Lauren's signing, I realized I had somehow lost my spreadsheet! The horror! I actually considered going home to print a new list, then two seconds later snapped out of it. I had the book listing all of the autographings, so figured I would work from there. Wish whoever found my spreadsheet had turned it in instead of keeping it (found my map in the garbage at Penguin), but determined to make lemonade out of lemons! Or preferably, something with a little more "kick" to it, like lemon shots! :)
Forgot to take pictures yesterday, so went picture-mad today to make up for it!
Lauren Kate, signing Passion!
The Harlequin booth, organized today instead of mass chaos. Go Harlequin!
Olivia! Too cute!
The infamous "chutes" at the autographing tables
Ally Condie signing Crossed
Kristan Higgins at the Harlequin booth
Lori Foster! Loving her new series!
The amazing Julie Kagawa, of Iron Fey fame. Go Team Puck! ;)
Whoa! Harlequin has a Julie Kagawa wall at their booth!
Lisa Desrochers at the Romance Writers of America booth
Managed to fill up my suitcase today, so survived quite well without my master plan. Did I miss authors on my list? Yes. Did I have a meltdown? Nope! As you can see, I stumbled across several amazing books that weren't on my master list, which more than makes up for the mini-tragedy this morning!
Looking forward to reading all of the BEA posts, as we're all managing to see different authors and have different experiences. And FYI, I printed out TWO copies of my spreadsheet so I have a backup tomorrow! *L*