I forgot to take pictures of the event itself. It was a bit overwhelming. I've been to an RWA lit signing, but it didn't seem as packed as this was with people.
I did totally geek out and put my Twitter handle on my name badge since everyone seemed to look at it to check how to spell my name at the signings. I got to meet Victoria Dahl, Andrew Shaffer, Tessa Dare, Zoe Archer, Lisa Hendrix, and quite a few other authors I've chatted with on Twitter. It was a weird feeling to know that I'd chatted with them and they (for the most part) remembered who I was!
After the signing, was the Mr. Romance contest. It was surprisingly funnier and less icky than I had anticipated. I will be doing a Mr. Romance post probably tomorrow with lots of pictures, but here's a few of the better ones!
Drummer Dave as Jack Sparrow
Crowd favorite (and winner) Len
Stefan as a sheikh. Most people thought he was a boxer. Or a nun.
After Mr. Romance, I headed to the lobby where I met up with the SoCal book bloggers, including Holly from the Book Binge and Tracy from Tracy's Place. Zoe Archer and her husband Nico Rosso also stopped by (both were very sweet!) I was a little sad we only had an hour before it was time to head upstairs to the Carina Press cocktail party.
(Check out Zoe's awesome boots---> )
After the cocktail party (no, really, there's a reason Saturday kicked my ass) was the Harlequin party. The theme was Hollywood glam, but few people dressed up. I think mainly because we were walking zombies by that point.
In other news, the blogger dinner I attended on Wednesday (hosted by Carina Press) is mentioned in BarbaraVey's excellent blog post here. I'm the one on the far right with the very blue and purple shirt.