I wrote fourteen pages of notes. Man, I hope college will be this interesting! For the rest of this week, I will be posting all the panel discussions I listened to.
We started off with the keynote speech from the epic Orson Scott Card. He's great, guys. So funny. Even my dad was impressed. I can't remember much from the speech, but I do remember him saying something like this: "People who don't read... are stupid. But we don't tell them that. We just feel sorry for them."
|Orson Scott Card (He's not a fan of The Hunger Games, thinks Nathaniel Hawthorne is evil, made All State in high school for tuba, and recommends Game of Thrones and Moby Dick. But not at 16.)|
|Holly Black, Gina Damico, DJ MacHale, Marlene Perez|
|Orson Scott Card, Inara Scott, Jessica Spotswood, Maggie Stiefvater|
|Megan Crewe, Michael Grant, Marissa Meyer|
I'll jump right onto the signings now. Maggie Stiefvater's and Orson Scott Card's lines were about a mile long each, and I completely missed out on Card because he left to catch the plane! So disappointed.
Lauren DeStefano and Alexandra Adornetto unfortunately could not make the event, so I have three sad, lonely, unsigned books sitting on my shelf...
But I DID get eight other books signed! Take a look at them on this week's earlier In My Mailbox post.
And that's all for today. Stay tuned for all the fantastic panel discussions!