So I went to the Curtain Goes Up event, which was sadly not very well attended possibly because it was so far away from the main convention site. It was still lots of fun though! There were readings from the first chapter of each of the authors' books with different voices for different parts, which was kind of cool. It was like an audiobook except better because there were more voices.
Incidentally the tator tots that were served there were really crispy and therefore really tasty.
The authors were asked various questions which ranged from things like "If you were stuck on a desert island.. who would you want to be with?" to things more specific to each book ^.^
Picture of all the authors there
So, I got to meet all of these awesome authors ^.^ don't you wish you had schlepped out to meet them too? I definitely got to have some one on one time with Kiki Hamilton, author of The Faerie Ring, and got to congratulate her on the gigantic line she attracted at her BEA signing.
And of course, there was the wonderful Bettina Restrepo, author of Illegal, which I wrote a review of sometime ago. She was really nice and introduced me to the other authors there although I have to admit that I was a bit shy. I hope you guys don't hold it against me!
Ok! So, I got some swag from this event and would like to share it with you guys ^.^
I've got 3 sets of bookmarks and stickers for you! (The Illegal bookmarks have all been signed by Bettina ^.^)
Bookmarks - General 2k11 bookmark, Memento Nora, Illegal, and the Pull of Gravity!
-Open Internationally (I'm willing to send one of these international)
-You must be 13 to enter
-Only entries submitted through the form count
-3 sets = 3 winners
-Contest is open June 7 - June 17 (midnight PST is the cutoff)