As much as I loved the conference and the things I learned and the authors I met.....
Like James Dashner (who, by the way, is so nice, down to earth, and very funny) author of The Maze Runner
(In the pic below is my online crit group who I spent most of the conference with and who I wish lived closer. I love them.)
From left to right: Natalie, me, James (not part of the crit group, unless he wants to be), Candi, Jenn, Renee
And Brandon Mull, author of The Fablehaven series
.....One of my favorite parts about the conference was meeting all my two dimentional (online) friends in 3-D for the first time. And all the new people I met. Now I'm going to give you a picture overload from the dinner we had Friday night where thirty of us got together.
Renee, Mary, and Candi
Tiana and Bradley
Michelle, Elana, and Natalie
Laura Bingham (author of Alvor) and her husband
Kimberly Job and husband
Jenni James and Nikki Wilson
Heather Justesen and Carolyn Vawdrey
Nicole Giles, Heather, and Julie Wright (author of My Not So Fairy Tale Life)
L.T. Elliot (Laura) and Mary
Phew, that took forever. :) If I labeled any pics wrong, please correct me. It was so fun to meet you all. I realized as I was posting these pics that I missed taking pics of a few of you :(, like Elizabeth Mueller, Jenn Wilks, Aimee Morgan , Jamie Theler, Keith Fisher, and Shanna Blythe
Some of you weren't at the dinner but I saw you at the conference. I bumped into Angie while waiting in line for the bathroom. I saw David J. West in one of the classes but never got to say hi.
Anyway, long post, lots of links, but I wanted to say that I enjoyed meeting all of you and hope to see you again at future events.
I wish some one would have asked James Dashner...why the slide? I loved MR, but the slide...the slide. (shakes head)ReplyDelete
Wow. It sounds like such a great time. Wish I could have been there.ReplyDelete
Oh, now you are just being cruel to me, Kasie! You posted James AND Brandon on purpose to make me drool - I know it! :-)ReplyDelete
How fantastic!!! I can't wait to look at some of the blogs I might have missed! How fun! I can't wait to meet some of my blog buddies!!ReplyDelete
Yay! fun pics. Dinner was great and so good to meet you and the rest of your crit group.ReplyDelete
Hey Kasie! I found you. The pics are so cute and you are totally photogenic! I had such a great time getting to know you. =)ReplyDelete
Ah, so fun... It went by too fast. You are the most photogenic person I know, by the way.ReplyDelete
Is photogenic a nice way of saying I look better in pictures than in real life?? :)ReplyDelete
I had so fun meeting all of you. And, Shannon, yes, I'm trying to make you jealous. I think it's working. :)
Jessie, that didn't come up. I'll put that on my list for next time and tell him it's your one and only wish to know this detail.
What a small big world of writers we have in blog land. I love that I recognized so many faces in those pics. :) Looks like you had a great time.ReplyDelete
Love all the pics! It was such a blast. I'm so glad you guys could come. :)ReplyDelete
All I have to say is how jealous I am because you got to meet some of my favorite authors. Especially James Dashner The Maze runner is pretty much one of my favorite books ever! The endReplyDelete
Aww, fun memories. :)ReplyDelete
Oh, and let the record show that I am 5 months pregnant in all these pictures. So yeah. That's why I look especially 3-D. ;)
Would you mind if I borrow some of your pictures? (Forgot the camera that night unfortunately.) I wish I would have had a chance to meet Brandon Mull, that's the one person I wanted to meet :(ReplyDelete
Karen, it is a small blog world isn't it?ReplyDelete
Jenn, I'm so glad we came. Thanks for putting me up (and putting up with me). :)
Melissa.....as in my niece Melissa or some other Melissa? I didn't know you loved The Maze Runner. (I'm assuming you're my neice at this point). I'll have to take you along to the next event in Utah that I know James Dashner will be at.
Renee, the record for the event has been amended to show that you were, in fact, 5 months pregnant. And that at 5 months pregnant you still look like a major babe.
Tiana, please, help yourself to whatever pics you want. I'm sad you didn't meet Brandon too. I'm sure you'll have another opportunity.
Um, I spelled niece wrong above. I really do know how to spell.ReplyDelete
Question-Did any fairy T-shirts make it to the con?ReplyDelete
How about next year?
OK I'm just messing round.
Wish I lived closer to attend events like that and meet people in 3D, maybe one day we can have a blog meet and greet.ReplyDelete
It was good to see you in 3-D, too! I wish I could have gone to more of the conference, but what I did get to was good.ReplyDelete
Looks like you guys had fun!ReplyDelete
that looks like so much fun. How nice to be a part of such a good group.ReplyDelete
I gave you a shout out on my blog today :)ReplyDelete
Love the pics! I recognize so many blogger friends. How had I not found you yet???ReplyDelete
I'll be back. :)
Oooh! Love the pics... Wished I could've stayed a little longer... Guess what?? I've given you the Sunshine Award! You'll find it here!!! ((hugs))ReplyDelete