A few things about some of the actual author events and stuff.
Actress Lupita N’yongo has a children’s book coming out in October. Both she & the illustrator, Vashti Harrison, did an autograph session- no interactions, no photos (they made you put your phone away before you got up to the booth even though anyone just passing by, or deliberately hanging around, took plenty of their own pictures)… and the publisher neglected to mention they weren’t giving out the book- they just signed a promo sketch for it. Waited almost 45 minutes in line for that crap. Pfft! I knew some of the security people posted around the booth and immediately handed mine off to one of them.
Before all the madness happened, the bold, strong sister Karine Jean-Pierre made an appearance signing her new memoir. So close to greatness!
I managed to acquire a Chuck Wendig ARC!
These two lovely ladies were on hand signing their new book as well!
Got to meet & talk with former Obama cabinet member & political commentator Richard Stengel about his new book. We agreed more than we disagreed.