Hi guys! A couple of hours ago I got back from Cassandra Clare’s event down in Omaha, and I wanted to share the details. 😀
My mom and I got there a little before 12:30. The doors didn’t even open until 1:30, but the line was already stretched halfway around the building. We spent a little over an hour talking, fiddling on our phones, and I read some of Miss Peregrine’s. There was some sort of delay — they seemed unprepared and behind schedule — so we didn’t actually get in until around 1:45. It took a bit of time since we were in the middle of the line (which had ended up going all the way down the sidewalk and across the street), but inside we used a second entrance to the Q&A room that nobody seemed to notice. XD
We got seats in the very middle of the room, and only five rows away from the stage. Then we had to wait for nearly another hour, and finally Cassie came. I knew Sarah Rees Brennan (one of two co-writers for The Bane Chronicles) would also be there, but I was surprised to find out that Holly Black (co-writer for the Magisterium series) was too. 😀
There was a fairly long Q&A. The questions were amusing (I didn’t ask any though) and so were their answers. They would banter and tell stories, and Sarah expressed her dislike of some events in Cassie’s books and her love of hurting people in her books. She also said that she got Cassie and Holly to really start working on The Iron Trial by threatening them with a hose. XD They were all really fun, kind, and hilarious.
Then we got to the best part: the signing. We were in the first part of the second rotation, and only had to wait maybe twenty minutes before meeting Holly.
She signed and personalized my copy of The Iron Trial and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. I loved her hair and her lipstick! 😀
A few minutes later I met Sarah.
She signed and personalized my copy of The Bane Chronicles and Unspoken. She also gave me a “magic” ring to promote the new book she has coming out next month. 🙂 (I felt shorter than normal when this was taken haha)
Then after about ten more minutes in line, I met Cassie. There was no time for a picture with her, but she did ask how I was (great) and if I was enjoying myself (instant yes). She signed and personalized my ARC of Lady Midnight, and signed my copy of The Iron Trial and The Bane Chronicles. 😀
After that we went outside to leave, and I finally saw the Lady Midnight tour bus. Of course, I had to get a picture with it. 😛
Then it was time for us to leave. On the drive home I was either quietly fangirling or gushing about how amazing it was. XD
Once I got home, I had to take pictures. I also realized that I now own fifteen signed books. It’s surprising to see how that collection has grown, and imagine how much it will still with BookCon only a couple of months away. 😀
Overall, it was a fabulous, fun experience, and I can’t wait for the next event I go to. I don’t know whose it will be, or if it will be BookCon, but I’m excited anyway. 😉
That’s all I have for now! I’m off to eat ice cream, read Miss Peregrine’s, and relax some more before school starts again tomorrow. I’m so glad this is my last week before spring break! 🙂
What was the last bookish event you attended? How many signed books do you own? Have you read any of the books I got signed today? I’d love to know! 🙂
Until next time…