Monday, April 26, 2010

L.A. Times Festival of Books: The Pre-FoB Party

With the L.A. Times Festival of Books now a wonderfully blurred memory, I have say on a personal note, it was the best ever. Having Jen and Christine (as well as the the authors) travel across the country to attend, along with Pop Culture Nerd, made it so. I don't think I've ever been in a room with so many relaxed people enjoying the company than at the festival's prelude. Kudos to The Mystery Bookstore for throwing another of their splendid Pre-Festival Parties last Friday. For more fun insight, I refer you to today's PCN Part 1 post:


Addendum: check out Jen's  MBS PRE-FOB BASH post, too.



From top to bottom: the first three show how many showed up early at The Mystery Bookstore. Author Alafair Burke and Christine. Christine, Jen, Elyse (aka Pop Culture Nerd), and author Brett Battles. Jen and Christine. Christine, author Sophie Littlefield, and Elyse. Elyse wondering where Brett got that t-shirt. Jen and Brett, author Reed Farrel Coleman (who has a great photo of author Christa Faust and Mystery Bookstore's Linda Brown in a post) and Jen. Elyse, Christine, and Jen in their natural smiling state.

If you're on Twitter, search on hash tag #latfob for all of the related tweets that came from the past weekend's festivities. More tomorrow...


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12 comments:

  1. Great pictures! I'm so glad everyone had a good time. Look how relaxed everyone seems.

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  2. Lesa.Holstine@gmail.comApril 26, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    Great pictures, Michael!  Thanks for sharing.  Maybe next year!

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  3. I really hope you can make it west for next year, Lesa. BTW, at a panel yesterday, the moderator pointed out that a good many of the volunteers helping in year's fest were active/retired librarians. The audience gave them a just applause. Thank you.

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  4. I forgot to mention that the pre-FoB party supplied free wine and beer for those that came. Those Mystery Bookstore folk really know how to do it <span>right</span>! Thanks, Naomi.

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  5. Oops, I didn't know these would end up on the Internet, especially the one with me gawking at Brett's chest. Not that I would've behaved any differently...

    Thanks for these, Michael, and also for helping me survive the party.

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  6. My pleasure. You, Christine, and Jen really made it such a fun event. I think my son has a crush on you, too. Thanks, Elyse.

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  7. Thats a great group, very cool.

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  8. Thanks, Herb. Both you travel a good deal, ever think about making this fest? It really is good fun.

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  9. my favorite is where brett is standing on elyse's foot!!!  

    wonderful to see you and your darling family :)

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  10. Michael, it was such a gift that the whole family could join us!  (And that we didn't scare them off screaming into the hills.  :-P   Made of good stuff is Lady le0pard and the cubs.) You are truly blessed.

    And, in all honesty, we all have a crush on you, Elyse. 

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  11. That was a great moment. Thank you.

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  12. Thank you, Christine.

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