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October 2, 2011

Orange County Children's Book Festival Recap !

Hey Guys ! Today(October 2nd 2011) I was at my very FIRST bookish event EVER!!! And well it was AWESOME !!!!!! :D
Me and Taco spent the whole day in Costa Mesa, hearing awesomeness the whole time ! 
There were amazing authors and bloggers who i got to meet as well :)
And let's just say I went crazy...like cookoo...I completely spazzed out! Zareen and I spent our day at the YA/Middle grade section. There were amazing panels who were just so much fun to talk to and ask questions too! Out of all the amazing people there I was actually able to meet a bunch of authors in person (this is where I scream like a maniac) ! 

Here is a Slideshow of ALL the pictures I took!

And here are pictures of all the things I got ! 

I bought Daughter of Smoke and Bone ! 

I got my copy of the Looking glass wars signed, plus got a poster and tons of swag !

a closer look :D 

I won Silver Phoenix , which Cindy Pon signed AND got these really pretty swag postcards (which are signed too :D ) 

Cami Garcia signed my copies of Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness! plus swag :D 

I bought Possess and got it Signed ! and got this Kick butt Bookmark!

And got some Softwire swag! so want to read this book ! 

So overall today was just a big ball of fun and joy! I got take pictures with awesome authors, meet awesome people, and Get some great bookish things...all I can say is...I can't wait for next years OCCBF ! 

~Fishy >O


  1. Wow! I'm so jealous, haha, I need to find out if there are book festivals coming up in my area sometime.

  2. Ishita it was wonderful meeting you - you girls were so supportive and I know the authors REALLY appreciated it!

    BTW - I can't get your slideshow to load could you send me to your photo album from the festival?

    I wasn't able to get shots and would love to post some of yours.

    Robyn Hawk
    Teen Author Wrangler

  3. Nice meeting you this weekend! It was a lot of fun, and hopefully I'll see you again next year :)

  4. This looks like fun. US residents really have it easy as you get to enjoy cool events like this. Great pics! ;)

  5. those silver phoenix postcards are gorgeous!!

  6. I just learned about Silver Phoenix. It looks like you had fun !