Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Authorpalooza Pictures

Okay, first of all, I'm very angry at myself because I totally forgot to do pictures until it was basically too late. And the people I wanted to get one with the most, the awesome people at Barnes and Noble (I'm talking about you, Brandi, Melyn, Michelle, Sylvia, Courtney, man, it seemed like you had about 40 people working yesterday!) I never got because I'm an idiot.

Anyway, a big thanks to Brandi for spearheading this amazing event, in which over 30 local authors came to sign and hang out for three hours. It was really fun.

The giveaway (3 ARCs of THE MAZE RUNNER) continues until Friday at noon, at which time I'll announce the winners. CLICK HERE to read about it, and you can leave a lyrics comment there or here to enter. We broke 100 comments for the first time on the Dude - congrats faithful Duders!

Speaking of, I think 7 or 8 of our long time faithfuls came out to the store last night. It was really great to see you guys.

Okay, sorry I missed so many of my peeps in these pictures, but I did get a few good ones:

J. Scott Savage (FARWORLD), Bron Bahlmann (BONE WARRIORS, published before he has a driver's license), me



Frank Cole, creepy as always (I'll be blogging about his HASHBROWN WINTERS book very soon)



JN Future Author (not sure I can say his real name, one of THE most faithful Duders. Another one, #1, is supposed to email me the picture she took of us)



Laura Bingham (ALVOR, I blurbed her excellent book)



Last but not least, Jessica Day George (DRAGON SLIPPERS, PRINCESS OF THE MIDNIGHT BALL, etc.) looking like she'd rather be gored by a rhino than be seen with me


25 comments:

Graham Chops said...

Sorry I couldn't stick around for a photo, but I've got something in the works for you, so maybe next time....

Dave said...

Thanks for the pics James! i appreciate them. I wish i was able to attend, but as i told you, too much work to hop on a plane across the country to turn around and come right home! ill catch you next time you are in NY. Great shot of you and Laura. As i told you in the last post, im holding our first book giveaway contest at our site. I will be giving away a signed copy of Laura's (who you took a pic with) new book "Alvor" as well as a copy of "The Maze Runner". As i said when you had us post about "weird stuff about us" i HATE odd numbers, so since you were giving away 3 copies of the Maze Runner ARC, I HAD TO have a contest to give away a 4th. Please check out our site for a chance to win a new ARC of "The Maze Runner" (later tonight) as well as a review of this awesome book. Like I have said before, this book will be required reading in every middle school through college across the country. Id be willing to bet an ARC of Maze on it, but soon, it wont be mine anymore, it will be one of yours! Check it out, and if you were one of the lucky ones to see James last night, i envy you.

Dave

www.thelateinergangbookreviewspot.blogspot.com

Dave said...

In case i forgot to mention it, thanks for the pics! i really wished you lived closer, like 1500 miles closer!
Dave

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

that last picture is hilarious!

Wil S. said...

Yo, James, Wil the inconsistent blog commenter but still big fan here.
One thing about being thirteen that is really frustrating is that I can't relentlessly track you around the country, popping up at every event like a disturbing stalker. Luckily I can still read each of your books multiple times. Tell us all when you drop down into Houston, I'll be the weirdo with long hair and glasses with your likeness printed on his t-shirt (kidding about the shirt... maybe).

-Wil

Debbie said...

I'm so dang sad I missed this. It was so close to my place but murphy's played a trick on me and I'm visiting my inlaws. Apparently that means everything cool must happen the week I'm gone.

James Dashner said...

Graham, can't wait to hear what you got cookin.....

Wil, if you're weird, you'll fit right in!

Debbie, sorry we missed you!

Georgie K. Buttons said...

So good to see you again! Thanks for the picture. ;) We'll make an artist out of you yet!

(maybe)

Magenta said...

Really nice pictures! My favorite ones are of J.N. and Laura Bingham! You guys all look great. ^_^(Yes, even you, Dude. =P)

Wow, so that was really the first time ever your blog broke a hundred comments? *sniff* I'm so glad I was here to watch it happen! Props to everyone for making that possible for Dashner... and good luck to the winners come Friday!!!

I wish I could have come to this event and joined in all the fun... Next year, next year... ~_~

Now I'm doing this because I really want a copy of Alvor signed by Laura Bingham: Check out Dave and his family's site! It's really fun to read their reviews, and they'll have fun contests and everything!

(And remember to tell them that I sent you. Or not. It'll give me extra points if you do, though...)

nkrell said...

Yeah, rub it in. I wasn't able to be there. It looks like you had a lot of fun. Just wait, when you come to Georgia, I'll take more pictures than a tween at a Jonas Brothers concert.

Carolyn said...

We have loved the 'Journal of Curious Letters.' We live in Georgia...heh

Anyway, we are a bit behind in getting 'The Hunt for Dark Infinity,' but we will be enjoying it together.

Thanks!

Juliana said...

It was fun to say hello and chat! See you again at some local shindig soon, I imagine. I just signed up for the Writing for Charity thing, so I'll see you there if you're making an appearance. :-)

numberonedashnerfan said...

Frank gave me a marble he is cool my cuz has the pics on his Iphone so i need to ask for them....I want to go vist him again soon so hopefully I will get them soon..... Dave nice to know u envy me even if im saposta apearntly leave you alone ..... I gots my school schedule today....TIKI TIKI

L.T. Elliot said...

Sorry I couldn't make it. Sick lil dudes over here. Looks like a great time and it was great to see pics!

Sandra said...

James, I am in the middle of posting about Authorpalooza. I came by to get the link to your blog and thought I would tell you it, and the picture, will be up in about 10 minutes.

Dave said...

Hey James!
Just curious, how big was the turn out and how many books did you sell? I've never been to a book signing and was curious how effective they were...hoping you sold 100 but since I have no idea at all, its just a guess.
Dave

numberonedashnerfan said...

I apologize to those who have to read/see this long thing that is going to take up a lot of comment space...

DAVE THIS IS MY LAST COMMENT ABOUT YOU!!! I HAVE GONE BACK AND LOOKED at all of our comments we have made on this blog. First let me start responding to your post say any idiot can tell that’s me and that there is no fooling anyone there are people on this site who blog as anonymous so sorry to those about my last post I wasn’t using my computer so I didn’t want to be mean and sign them out so I posted as anonymous. I WOULD LIKE YOU TO SEE MY SIDE OF THIS AT MY BLOG SO YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHERE I AM COMING FROM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

numberonedashnerfan said...

DAVE YOU CAN NOT MAKE ME ABANDON THIS SITE I HAVE BEEN ON HERE FOR OVER A YEAR AND I AM JAMES NUMBERONEFAN HE EVEN SAYS SO I WILL NOT IGNORE YOU I MAKE MY COMMENT EXSPRESSING FREDOM OF SPEECH AND STANDING UP FOR MY OWN PERSONAL BELIEFS!!!!!!!

James Dashner said...

#1, Dave, I think you guys just misunderstand each other. #1 doesn't have a malicious bone in her body but she does like to tease. Dave, I imagine you're the same.

numberonedashnerfan said...

THANK YOU JAMES YOUR THE BEST

Graham Chops said...

Calm down, Fan. People come here to read about James' stuff. Let's keep it that way.

stacy said...

I completely forgot about this. I was planning on it, but the week has flown by and I don't even know where Monday through Wednesday went. Glad it was a successful event!

Julie Wright said...

Jessica always looks like that when you're around James. ;)
Just messin with you jamie, you know I love you.

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