Saturday, September 27, 2014

Baltimore Book Festival 2014 - Friday Recap (and GIVEAWAY!)

WELL HELLO THERE!! :D

Yesterday, as many of you know, I attended the Baltimore Book Festival. It's an annual festival that occurs during the last weekend of September, and celebrates BOOKS. Tons and tons of books, publishers, libraries, organizations, etc. get to show off their goods at this event. 

This year, instead of Mt. Vernon Place, the Festival was held at the Inner Harbor! Which meant that the event would be much larger than it usually is. And it was! Many authors, tents, and books were present, much more than usual.

So! I only attended the Friday - Saturday and Sunday won't really work out well for me, with schoolwork and my first two midterms just days after the Festival. So I most likely won't attend on either of those days. But I had a wonderful time (as always), got to meet amazing people, and I have fabulous pictures to share with you all!


The "Writing Science Fiction" panel - featuring Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cheryl Klam, Em Garner, Diana Peterfreund, and more!


Hannah, Jen, and I - #yadc


Jennifer L. Armentrout signing my arsenal of books!


She's the sweetest - she knew my name and blog name and remembered me from last year!!


Ashley from The Quiet Concert!


Another science fiction panel, featuring Cheryl Klam, Diana Peterfreund, Marissa Meyer, and more!


Diana Peterfreund, lovely and insightful as always :)


Bummer that I didn't bring any of Marissa Meyer's books to sign, but it was really great to meet her!


Cheryl Klam a.k.a. the best person EVER!! She brought an ARC of Etherworld, specifically for me! She's so great :)


And here's my loot. The two copies of Opposition, Don't Look Back, and Elusion, I brought with me. Etherworld, well, Cheryl brought that for me :D


This is the copy that will be given away (see the bottom of the page!)


And you as well, JLA!


Isn't she nice?!


#TeamBambi fo sho!


My ARC of Elusion, now signed!


The surprise that Cheryl had waiting for me!


SHE IS AMAZING.


Swag. So much swag.


So basically, this event is my favorite of the year. BEA has nothing on the Baltimore Book Festival, in my opinion. Yes, there are no galley drops or massive giveaways at the Festival. But it feels more like a CELEBRATION of books, as it is!

So! What would all of this be without something to share?! Notice how I bought two copies of Opposition. One was personalized, one wasn't! So here is your chance to win the signed (but not personalized copy)!


The Giveaway:

Win a prize pack of Baltimore Book Festival goodies, including a signed paperback copy of Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and tons of swag! ! PLEASE SEE THE GIVEAWAYS PAGE AND/OR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS LISTED IN THE RAFFLECOPTER BEFORE ENTERING!

Open INTERNATIONALLY! Good luck!


65 comments:

  1. I would love to meet Rae Carson and Kiera Cass! You are so lucky to have met all of those authors! Thank you for thinking of your followers!

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  2. So cool that you got to meet so many authors! I would love to meet Marissa Meyer!

    Em @ http://theyabookbutterfly.blogspot.com/

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  3. I'd love to meet JK Rowling or RL Stine.

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  4. Oh, that does look like fun times. So cool that you could meet all those authors. Their books number in my favorites. I wouldn't mind meeting any one of them, but I would really love to meet Patricia Briggs or Anne Perry.

    Thanks for the generous giveaway opportunity.

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  5. I would LOVE to meet Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, or J.K. Rowling.

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  6. i would love to meet Veronica Roth !! She's so amazing

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  7. I would absolutely love to meet Suzanne Collins, Gena Showalter, and Kiera Cass. Their series are my favorites.

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  8. YAY for an awesome festival! I totally feel like I should try and celebrate my birthday next year by attending the Baltimore Book Festival, along with attending BEA in May! ;)

    Authors I'd love to meet?? LOOOONG LIST! Wendy Higgins, Mindee Arnett, Jodi Meadows, Ann Aguirre, CJ Redwine, Anita Howard, Marie Rutkoski, Paula Stokes... the list is VERY LONG!! ;)

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  9. I'd love to meet Tahereh Mafi, Jenny Han, Richelle Mead, Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black and Melina Marchetta. But I'll never meet them cause I live in Europe.

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  10. I would like to meet James Dashner Author of the Maze Runner series.

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  11. I'd really love to meet JK Rowling, Laini Taylor and Leah Raeder.

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  12. It's so hard to choose just one.. I mean Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Alexandra Bracken, Amy Tintera, but I'd most truly love to meet Patricia Briggs & Jeaniene Frost & Colleen Houck

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  13. I would love to meet Ann Aguirre!

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  14. I would love to meet Amy Plum! She is one of my favorite authors!

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  15. Would love to meet Colleen Hoover!!

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  16. I'd love to meet Barry Lyga! His Jasper Dent trilogy is one of my favourites and I'd love to hear about some of the research he did for the books. Plus, I've read most of his other works.

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  17. I would LOVE to meet Cassandra Clare! I LOVE shadowhunters!

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  18. I would love to meet Jennifer Estep,C.C. Hunter, Jennifer L Armentrout, or Cassandra Clare.

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  19. AHH! You are so lucky :D I love this post. <3 and so so happy for you. You got to meet so many amazing authors :) MARISSA MEYER. But damn you. You didn't bring any of her books? :( Aw. I would want ALL my books signed by her, haah. <3 and I have many, hih. Anyway. You look adorable in the pictures :) And so happy that you got so many signed books. <3 Looks like you had an amazing time. And ack! Thank you for the stunning giveaway as well. <3 You are amazing. But omg. There are so many authors I would like to meet. First, Kristin Cashore, as she has written my favorite book. Then I would like to meet Claire Legrand. Marissa Meyer. Cassandra Clare. And so many more, hih. <3

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  20. That is so awesome you got to meet and get books signed by some cool authors. Nice you were remembered too. I'm totally jelly regarding Marissa Meyer... I love her!

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  21. I'd love to meet Anne Bishop and Michelle Sagara.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  22. Aah, so jealous that you met Jennifer L. Armentrout! She is practically my favourite author so she's the person I would choose to meet :) Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  23. First, I'm extremely jealous you got to meet all these wonderful authors. I would love to meet them all. I would also love to meet Stephanie Meyer because her books are the very first ones I read & I owe my love for reading to her. Then on my list is Kasie West, Victoria Scott, Sophie Jordan, Suzanne Young, Tahereh Mafi, Tracey Garvis-Graves, Colleen Hoover, Amy A. Bartol, Amy Tintera, Jennifer Rush, Wendy Higgins. Sorry, that's one long list. Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway.

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  24. I'm SO jealous!!! You're such a lucy girl :3 Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

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  25. I would love to meet Veronica Roth, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cassandra Clare, Colleen Hoover, and Marissa Meyer! I love everyone of their books.

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  26. Wow, sounds like you had a great time! All the authors you got to meet, and that's so cool that JLA remembered you!
    Do you go to BEA, Alyssa? If so, we definitely need to meet up next year!

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  27. Veronica Roth or J.K. Rowling, both have an amazing series!

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  28. J.K. Rowling! That would be the ultimate, oh man, I can't even imagine! Thanks for the giveaway! It sounds like you had a great time at the festival. Book festivals are always so great. That's where I met an author for the first time - Meg Cabot. I was in Heaven! :)

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  29. Jennifer A neilson or gena showalter

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  30. I would love to meet J.K. Rowling. I have read the Harry Potter series so many times, and they were my favorite books as a kid.

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  31. I love to meet J.K.Rowling, because with her book i star to read

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  32. I have a really long list but Cassandra Clare is probably my #1!

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  33. I'd love to meet Nikki Kelly :P She's my british sister, but I haven't had the chance to meet her :(

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  34. Gena Showalter, Jennifer L. Armentrout, and Wendy Higgins. They're awesome writers and I have yet to meet them.

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  35. I would love to meet Anne Rice or Richelle Mead!

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  36. J K Rowling. I'd love to meet her :)

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  37. I want to meet AG Howard. She's amazing!

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  38. Yay! I'm glad you had such a great time! And, of course, so sorry I couldn't make it this year, but we will definitely have to meet up sometime soon. Hmm...any chance you're interested in seeing any of the authors at the Collingswood Book Festival?

    Good luck on your midterms!

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  39. I'd love to meet Tahereh Mafi. She's so funny!

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  40. I'm glad you had an awesome time! I meet a few of these authors too, it's such a relaxed event and you can actually talk to people :)

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  41. Wow I would have to say Sarah Dessen, Cassandra Clare, and Jenny Han!

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  42. I would love to meet Libba Bray. She's awesome!

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  43. I'd love to meet CoHo! She's so amazing :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. Cynthia Eden,Nora Roberts,Gena Showalter,Sherrilyn Kenyon :)
    Glad you have enjoyed on the event :)
    Thank you for the great giveaway! :)

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  45. I'd love to meet Veronica Rossi and Marissa Meyer. They both came to my old hometown, which made me so jealous.

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  46. Gaaah I'm always so jealous of people living in the US because of all these books events that I can't attend. And you met JLA. That just upped my jealousy level by like, a ton. She's my favorite author, and I'd kill to meet her one day. Also, Colleen Hoover is awesome and I'd love to meet her too.

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  47. The authors I would love to meet would be: JK Rowling, Rick Riordan, Richelle Mead, Marrisa Meyer & Kiera Cass. I'm so jealous of Americans having the possibility of meeting some of these amazing authors. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. I would love to meet Leigh Bardugo, love her! :)
    Thanks for a giveaway!

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  49. I would absolutely LOVE to meet Maggie Stiefvater!

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  50. To meet Stephanie Perkins and Rick Riordan would complete my bucket list, especially since they're the only things on it.

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  51. Julie Kagawa is one of them! But my list is so long when it comes to authors! JD Robb/Nora Roberts too!

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  52. I would love to meet Tahereh Mafi, Marie Lu, or Rick Riordan! The Baltimore Book Festival looks like tons of fun! I'm so jealous! :)
    Ariel @ Bookish Confessions

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  53. JK Rowling, Markus Zusak, Alexandra Bracken... omg there are so many great authors out there :D
    —C

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  54. JK Rowling, I'd love to meet her.

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  55. I would like to meet Jennifer L. Armentrout and JK Rowling!

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