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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Authors After Dark 2013 Sheep style (part 2) + prize pack #2

This is the second of 3 post going up today about AAD. Each post has a different prize pack giveaway so make sure you visit them all. 
*You only have to comment on one post to get those extra points

Friday events!

There was breakfast with Beachwalk Press. We got MORE books! A chocolate party in the after noon! Hate me yet? <G>

Friday Panels

Kick Ass, Take Names panel 
with Amanda Carlson, Dianna Love, Kendall Gray, Amanda Bonilla, Kate Ballenger and  Jeri Smith-Ready. No pics, but lots of fun!


World building panel

(left to right) Nina Gooden, Kristen Painter, Jamie Rush, Amanda Carlson, Elizabeth Naughton, MJ Davidson
this was the funniest panel of the weekend. Put Painter and Davidson in the same room and watch the fireworks! Favorite quote of the whole weekend
"suck it! suck it! Live long and suck it!"- MJ




blogger swag party 

where authors came in and brought... SWAG! I still can't believe the generosity.

All the authors lined up for a pic. There was one with all the blogger and authors, but I don't know who took it or where it is. 

 we watched some bellydancing and then we all got some lessons. There are probably pics somewhere of me.


Vampire dinner and Ball
I want to mention the food was pretty good at all the meals included in our ticket. You guys are going to kill me, but I don't have a pic of me in my red dress all vamped out! If anyone knows where some are let me know! There were some kick ass costumes. I sat at the Jess Haines table and she might or might not have told us stuff no one knows yet... It was so cool to finally meet Jess. Got pics of her later.


*off to bed with visions of vampires dancing in my head*


 Saturday signing and YA signing
this was a massive event! All the featured authors were all at their tables in the ballroom and you just hopped from table of awesome to table of awesome. I got swag, bought some books, was given some books, took lots of pics (another post) and filled up an I Smell Sheep tote bag with signatures, which will be given away on our next blogaversary.
check out the table cloth from BS Tortuga's table and check out this book series.

Lunch with authors!
one of my main goals was to meet Erin Kellison and she was as fabulous as her stories. I didn't fan girl, but I did touch her hair once... (stop judging!) She invited me to lunch with her, Erin Quinn (they were roomies) who is a pleasure to talk with, Stacey Kennedy a funny lady, and Tes Hilaire! I've met Tes before and was looking forward to seeing her again. There were also two other lucky readers who went along. We all went to the famous Old Pink House. It was so cool and had a creepy bathroom. Everyone of us had to go and use it just to experience the creepiness.
(left to right) Me!, Stacey, Erin Q., nice person, Tes, Erin K., other nice person

There was a cute little patio in front of the Pink House and Baaart too a seat while we waiting for Tes's wonderful husband to come and bring us back to the hotel.

Shopping
after lunch I went for a walk down the River Front and bought stuff. I didn't buy these, but had to take a pic. It is a salt and pepper shaker and it says "Making Bacon"

Elemental Dinner and Ball
this was a lot of fun. I went as Air. My kids made all the accessories/mask for my costume. Which I left at home! I had to have my oldest overnight mail it to me! Author Seressia Glass pick me as the best Air costume and I won three of her books. I didn't win best costume over all.

*then it was off to sleep while visions of porking pigs danced in my head*


Then it was time to go home.
There was a nice continental breakfast in the morning and the raffle for all the incredible gift baskets donated to raise money for a local animal shelter.

The next post is an author picture bonanza!

GIVEAWAY #2
This is the giveaway for the Erotic prize pack
one winner will get a crap load of stuff!!
(US only because of cost)
here is a pic of all of it

close up of the books 

close ups of the swag

This cool little guy is included! A stress Bull. 


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31 comments:

  1. What a blast! Glad you got to attend and get in on the fun!

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  2. I haven't been to one yet. Thank you so much for showing how much fun this all must be.

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  3. Hi I accidentally entered under the INT only. I shared the post and forgot about there being two giveaways. Sorry. It should be under Tiffany Webb.

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    1. No problem! Thanks for letting me know :)

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    2. U know Sharon i realized I did the same thing.I'm sorry 2 cause trouble

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  4. Looks like so much fun, I've never been to one of these.

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  5. I haven't been to any but would love to go to either the Romantic Times con or Comic con.

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  6. Oh so much fun!! Thank you for sharing with us. Your Air costume was lovely :)

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  7. done - I also started entering on the INT only, I think 3 of them Sorry about that.

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  8. Great post, I am glad you and Baaart did have so much fun!

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  9. I haven't been to one but I would like to go to Carolina con or dragon con..

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  10. I've only been to RAGT 2013 and I had a fabulous time and I'll be going again.

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  11. I'd love to go to BEA!!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  12. Had a great time meeting all the authors.

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  13. I would love to go to the Authors After Dark convention...especially after seeing your posts this time. So many of those authors are favorites of mine, plus it just looks like so much fun!

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  14. Done! But I've gotta say...when I get mad I always shout SUCK IT! LOL!! One of my favorite phrases.

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  15. I have not been to any con yet, but I would love to go to Authors After Dark. It looks fantastic and many of my favorite authors were there. Love the pictures. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  16. I have never been to one, but would love to go to AAd or Dragon Con or any really. evamillien at gmail dot com. Thanks for sharing the goodies.

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  17. Done :) Love contests and would love to go to all the cons one day!!

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  18. Done!
    Bonnie Hilligoss - bonnie at bonnieanddave dot com

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  19. Commented on AAD#1--done :) Thank you!

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  20. I haven't been to any cons but would love to attend one. They all look like such a blast!! I would love to go to an AAD and RWA cons! Thanks for sharing your amazing adventure with us!

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