Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Twitter Tuesday - Underworld Ball Presented by NYMBC and Books, Inc.
Last night, I attended the Underworld Ball tour stop with Holly and Cassie and let me just say that Books, Inc at Opera Plaza and the fabulous girls of Not Your Mother's Book Club certainly know how to put on a well organized and fun event.
Those who attended enjoyed a Q&A with Cassie, Holly and their special guest star, Ted Naifeh, the illustrator of Holly's Good Neighbors series. Holly read two excerpts from Red Glove, including one riveting Kissy Scene, at the end of which the very appreciative audience let out a loud, audible sigh. Cassie, who braved laryingitis had a fan read the Prologue from Clockwork Prince. Mundie Moms, glance up at that Countdown Ticker underneath our banner, because in that many days we will be swept away to the dark alleys of Victorian London...with Will. And now, yes, I hear your loud, audible sighs.
Also included in all that fun was a costume contest. I snapped a couple of pictures with my phone camera and the quality of the photos doesn't do the costumes justice. People were dressed as steampunk characters and fairies. It was like getting a glimpse into Holly's and Cassie's world for a few moments.
If you get a chance to catch Cassie and Holly on their tour, you will find out why this Mundie Mom drove four hours over Donner Pass (yes, that one) with three kids and a very patient husband -- the chance to catch up with fellow fans and chat with Cassie, Holly and Ted was worth every minute of the road trip. I didn't even need my stamina rune.
If you're in the Bay Area and will be attending the Kepler's event tonight, please say "hi" to me. I'm the mom with the kids, clutching all the Spiderwick books. After hearing about my event last night, the kids are looking forward to it. And I may just need that stamina rune, after all.