What makes a successful reader / author get together? It takes lots of readers ready to have fun. It takes authors willing to sponsor fun and games. It takes an organizer who knows what he/she is doing.
Lori Foster’s Reader and Author Get Together combines all of those. This is an extremely well organized event. I’ve been impressed since my first year. Everything runs smooth. The volunteers know how to keep things rolling and it all works fantastically.
The readers – what can I say? There were 450 readers with big smiles on their faces and open arms for hugs. They love talking about books. They love playing games about books. They love crafting and playing games and enjoying whatever we brought to them. And they had fun.
That brings me to the authors. Wow! 50 authors brought their A game. Every second of every day was filled with fun and energy and it was all brought with love.
Do I have a regret? Just one. Sylvia Day was in attendance and I could not bring myself to go and meet her. She’s my ‘fan girl’ crush and I couldn’t do it. But, next time I will for sure introduce myself. That’s my promise to me.
I’ve got some pictures below for you. I didn’t take as many as I wanted to. But, I did get some.