Sunday, February 17, 2013

Goldilox Goes to Olde City New Blood + Giveaway!

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)
Kristen Painter
C.J. Ellison
Pamela Palmer
James R. Tuck
Jess Haines
Cynthia Eden

The "New Blood" panel:
(Debut or fairly new authors)
Amanda Carlson
Tes Hilaire
Tawdra Kandle
Delilah Dawson
Janet Breakfield
Lea Nolan
Alex Hughes

The "World Building" panel:
(on how authors build intricate worlds)
Kristen Painter
Elisabeth Naughton
K.C. Burn
Amy Lane
Damon Suede
Elizabeth Staab
Tes Hilaire

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!

Cynthia Eden
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)!

Pack #1:

Pack #2:

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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I didn't attend the event, but wish I could have gone. I live in Orlando, so St Augustine is doable, so maybe next time. Yes, I've read Karina Cooper, Delilah Dawson, and have books by quite a few more of the authors mentioned on my TBR shelf.

  2. I wish I could have attended the event. It sounds fabulous and I am glad you had such a great time. Maybe they will swing by my way one day soon in Illinois. I have met Sherrilyn Kenyon before and she is just a sweetheart. So nice. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. What is wrong with us that we couldn't take a picture together even though we stayed in the same room for 2 days? Oh well, great recap!

  4. Wish I could have gone :( Looks like you had lots of fun!

  5. Wish I could have gone :( Looks like you had lots of fun!

  6. Absolutely love the pic of you, Delilah, and Karina! Very jealous, but I'm glad that you had a great time =)

  7. I didn't attend but wish I could've! I love books and authors!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  8. I would love to have attended the event but im clueless as to where and when they happen.. also my area i live in does not have much going on.. great pics!! And thanks for the giveaway!!

  9. Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing :) I'm so jealous! I wish I could go to events like that. I'd be so star stuck to meet all the authors!

  10. I would have loved to have attended. I'm glad you got the chance. Thanks :)
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

  11. I looks like you had so much FUN!! I am really hoping I can make it next year! :)
    Thank you for sharing!

  12. Im jealous wish i could of attended maybe next year =)

  13. I am jeaous and wished I could have went. I want to go to a book conference, I think that it would be fun. I have not read any of these authors, but have heard great things about them. I especially want to read the Stephanie Julian book. thanks for the chance to win.

  14. I would love to attend all of the conventions/cons. I have a really bad heart and can't travel though. Gotta live through others. Thanks for posting the awesome pics

  15. I did not get to go (I haven't been to any conferences, tend to have bad panic attacks in crowds). I have read some of Stephanie Julian's books. Both prizes look great, but I would really love #2 :)

  16. No, unfortunately I did not. =/

    Thx for the giveaway <3

  17. That looks like fun! Wish I could've been there. THanks for the giveaway.

  18. I wish I were closer because that con was cheap! I want to meet EStaab! Thanks for the giveaway! I wish I win pack 2 :)


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