5)Seeing someone have a book that is not out yet, and then realizing you must have overlooked it at the table.
6)ALWAYS wear shirts about drinking, you get a lot of compliments
7)When YA authors say they Fuc*ing LOVE something... <--- FAVORITE moment (Sarah J. Maas and Kristyn talking about their shared loved of Karie Marie Moning and Jerricho Barons)
8)Take pictures on tons of different devices, sync, backup, etc...
9) I don't think I will ever bring books to sign unless I am staying at that hotel. You get so much stuff anyway.
10)I also really loved the scrapbook idea we saw. We are going to do that next year.
1)Drunk stalking pays off!
2)Authors take sharpies, but when you are friends on FB, they are SO honest about telling you. (Thanks Codi & Jeffe)
3)Books are heavy!
4)Swag is heavy too!
5)I think authors have this awesome complimentary reaction to our fangirling... like authorgirling maybe?
6)Just about EVERYONE is a Harry Potter fan.
7)Sex sells! (Just ask the 800 people waiting to meet E.L. James (I was wristband: PURPLE746)
8)Authors are people too!
9)In a room with hundred upon hundreds of book nerds, when someone hollers "QUIET" it takes like 2.5 seconds for complete silence. We have "library voice" down!
10)Rolling suitcases are my best friend.
E.L. James taught me a few things, as already mentioned: Sex Sells. This lady had so many fans. It was insane. And when my # was finally called 3 hours after the signing started I was so excited to meet this lady. Whatever peoples thoughts are, she helped bring reading back into the limelight. I don't ever judge WHAT people read, and I am thankful for anyone who helps get folks reading. Now, at the signing - pictures weren't being taken, so the other thing she taught me was "If at first you don't succeed...try and try again!" I bumped into her at the party later that night and she was kind enough to humor my FANGIRL moment!
Trains are a FUN way to travel. On the way home, Kristyn was seated next to a local author who was also coming home from RT.