Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Dreams Do Come True--Recapping the first annual Book Lovers Conference 2019 New Orleans!

It's not often you get to see a dream come true unfold right before your eyes.
But it happened this May in the beautiful and historic New Orleans as the city played host to the first annual Booklovers. Con 2019!!

It was great to see old friends and meet new at this more intimate conference that truly brought together authors and readers in a splendid array of  dinners, small events, workshops, and social times, still leaving time to get together and visit!

From the spectacular evening events, the Fantasy & Faery Gathering, the Voodoo Vampire Club, and BLC Book Bash-- there was no end to the wonderful food, music, dancing, books and swag shared!!
Faery & Fantasy Gathering # BLC19

Ogham banners at the ready
#BLC19 Faery & Fantasy Gathering

Red Nose Guests
#BLC19 Book Bash Dinner/Dance
*the lovely snow white haired woman out-danced us all!

Faery & Fantasy Gathering Hosts #BLC19

Jessica B. and me
Raffle winner #BLC19 Book Signing

Faery & Fantasy Gathering #BLC19

Ruth, Glenda, and me
#BLC19 Book Signing

The wonderful Cathy Matuszak and me
Morning Start w/ Muffins BLC19

Fantasy & Faery Gathering BLC19
C.H. Admirand & Amanda

Jazz Fest w/ Kimberly Marion & Jameca Ortiga

BLC19 Book Signing
Amanda McIntyre w/Kimberly Marion

Jo Carol Jones & Me
Brainstorming FF & G #BLC19

Already plans are being put into motion for yet another trip off my bucket list--

I hope to see many of you there!!
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C.H. Admirand said...

What a fabulous recap, my friend! I couldn't have said it better. It was an amazing conference, and the highlight for me was the Faery & Fantasy Gathering. I've always wanted to visit with the Fae, but have read never to eat any Faery food if they offer it to you. Thank you for all of your hard work, Amanda!

Patty said...

What an awesome recap of an amazing conference.

Your special touches and, especially your brainstorming with Jo Carol, brought attendees a fabulous Faery and Fantasy Gathering. Everything was extraordinarily beautiful.

Thank you!