Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Kid in a Candy Shop: Meeting Celebrities at BookExpo

Everybody who is anybody in the book world was there. 

Guys, I met celebrities. And not just celebs us book nerds would recognize.

Mayim Bialik, from Big Bang

Neil Patrick Harris, from How I Met Your Mother

 Of course, there were also celebrity authors,
like John Grisham (left) and James Patterson (right)... well as Stephen King (left) and Mary Higgins Clark (right).

 I'm always most thrilled to see children's authors, like
Mo Willems (left) and Lemony Snicket (right).
Even when the children's author doesn't seem all that thrilled to see me.

I loved going on a NYC picnic with romance author Jane Green.

It was delightful to meet Olivia, in person (or is that "in pig?")

Captain Underpants was surprisingly warm and genuine. Even without his pants.

I still can't really believe I got an invite to see Hillary Clinton at BookExpo.

I guess I was most surprised to finally locate Waldo.
Was he at BookExpo all along?

Who would you have most liked to have met?

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  1. Recognised three of them the rest were lost on me. Who would I like to meet R.E. Fiest for one but one person who I would love to have met was Terry Pratchett who I found out did not live that far from me

    1. I imagine Terry Patchett would have been an awesome person to meet.

  2. I am bound and determined to get to Book Expo this year. Have to say, though, that I am really looking forward to meeting Jordan Sonnenblick and Rich and Sandra Neill Wallace at Kidlitcon in November. And Sue Macy. Basically, there are a ton of authors that are coming, and since it's a smaller conference, I might actually get to talk to them!

    1. I've never been to Kidlitcon, and I want to go. I'm going to look into it.

  3. Book Expo sounds like so much fun. I'm really interested in reading The Magic Misfits so Neil Patrick Harris is one I would've loved to have met.

  4. Wow so much fun! Great captures from the event.
    Happy WW!

  5. You really did get to see everyone!

  6. Most of those would be just fine by me, especially Waldo!

  7. I would like to see any of them. I am hopeless with recognizing celebs on the street. Stood right next to Laurence Fishbourne in NYC and my husband was saying look, look and I'm what?

  8. What fun! I am so envious...and someday, I want to visit Book Expo again.

    Thanks for sharing, and here are MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOTS

  9. What a fun Book Expo; I would love to get to see all those people in person and hear them speak!

  10. Wow. What a lot of celebrities. I have heard or would have recognised all but 3. We even have an Olivia book in the house.

  11. I would have been most excited to meet Neil Patrick Harris. I have been a fan, since Doogie Howser, MD. And to get to meet Hillary Clinton, wow!

  12. Wow! You met so many noteworthy people! I'd lvoe to attend BookExpo some day!

  13. Wow!!! You were so lucky to see/meet so many wonderful people. Hillary and Doogie would have been my favorites. Wow!


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