Last weekend I went to my first official author/reader/blogger book convention - the mini con Olde City New Blood in St. Augustine, Florida! It was a con for authors/readers/bloggers of Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Paranormal YA. I was actually a Featured Blogger and helped moderate panels.
I had an amazing time and got to meet some awesome authors and fellow bloggers so I wanted to share some pictures from the weekend! Please forgive the length of the post, I wanted the pics big enough for you to see, so they were too big to post side by side. Sorry if a few pics are a little blurry!
After you check out my trip, enter to win one of TWO book and swag packs from the con for yourself!!!
All packed and ready to go! It's important to only bring what's important...
Took some pictures with some fellow bloggers:
Jenese from Readers Confession
Chelsea from Vampire Book Club
Laura from Little Read Riding Hood and I forgot to take a pic together!
Some pics of the panels:
The "Vampire" panel:
(Authors who write vampire characters)
James R. Tuck
The "New Blood" panel:
(Debut or fairly new authors)
The "World Building" panel:
(on how authors build intricate worlds)
Me with some fabulous authors!
Delilah Dawson and Karina Cooper
@ The Steampunk panel in their Steampunk outfits
Steampunk geniuses and Twitter goddesses!
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Absolutely hilarious and super fun!
So down to Earth!
The Ghost Tour guide about to demonstrate how to kill Kristen Painter!
And then there was The Dating Game...
Karina Cooper as Parker Adams from Sacrifice the Wicked
Her three possible suitors:
Jennifer L. Armentrout as Damon (wearing MY sunglasses!)
James Tuck as Deacon Chalk
Delilah Dawson as Criminy Stain
Delilah Dawson as Criminy from Wicked As They Come
His three possible ladies:
Karina Cooper as Jessie Leigh
Tawdra Kandle as Tasmyn Vaughn
Lucienne Diver as Gina Covello
All the books and swag!
Books I got signed!
Deliah Dawson's 'Blud Tortoise'
WHEW! I had SO much fun! If you were thinking about attending this year and didn't get a chance, you should definitely come next year. I had so much fun, even though I came home super sick and am still recovering!
Now it's YOUR turn! I have two packs of books and swag from the con to giveaway!
Both sets include:
*three paperback books from authors who attended the con (UF, PNR, or paranormal YA)
*a TON of swag (postcards, magnets, and signed bookmarks)
*an OCNB tote bag
*One of the packs even includes an OCNB T-shirt (size medium)!
Two winners will be chosen from the Rafflecopter form below! Since I'm shipping myself, you must live in the U.S. to win. Good luck!