These past couple of weeks have been so busy! I've had a great day and I want to report about my awesome events that have occurred recently.
Last Tuesday, I saw Nathan Fillion at the Borders in Northridge. He was signing Heat Wave by Richard Castle, the character he plays on the show Castle. It was pretty far away from my house. He just signed the entire time and didn't have any sort of presentation. My boyfriend and I waited in line for about two and a half hours to see him and got about 30 seconds of "hello, I think you're awesome, 'k thanks bye." I was kind of disappointed, but it was nice to have met him.
Yesterday, I went to the Borders in Torrance to see Scott Westerfeld and Sarah Rees Brennan. This Borders has the most awesome events. I've seen Stephenie Meyer and Terry Pratchett at this Borders. The event was so fun! Scott Westerfeld had an amazing slideshow featuring the beautiful illustrations from Leviathan. He described it as Victorian manga because it's in the older Victorian illustration style, but modernized by making the illustrations burst out of their frames. He also informed us about the rise and fall of the illustrated novel, which was really interesting. I hope the recent influx of illustrated novels will start a new trend that will stick.
I have never read anything by Sarah Rees Brennan, but I can't wait to now! My sister loves her blog and fanfics and now I can see why. Her talk was so funny and witty, I was in tears with laughter. She told us about her very first book (as a 7 year old; it had ponies and ninjas) and her hilarious adventures doing research for her book. She was really sweet and her energy lit up the room. I can't wait to read The Demon's Lexicon.
I had so much fun at this signing (yay hugs!) and I can't wait for their next books to come out so I can come see them again.
* These two pictures were taken by my wonderful fiance, DJ, who I so cruelly drag with me on these various events. :)