Today I will be talking about what I did yesterday, my first book event! I will try to carry out this post without just tapping random keys and using a million emoticons... I'll try. Promise.
About a week ago, I was invited by Spinebreakers to go to a John Green event in London. Being an absolute MASSIVE John Green fan, I immediately said yes! Even though I live miles away, I was determined to get there. ;) The Fault in Our Stars is my favourite book and I love the vlogbrothers videos so much! I was slightly nervous as I didn't know what to expect but the whole event was fantastic. I just wish it was longer!
Firstly, I had to retrieve my ticket from the box office. I still have my ticket as a souvenir. Here is me with the ticket, waiting to go inside (whilst waiting to go inside I was also tweeting Lucy from Queen of Contemporary.. thanks for putting up with my extreme fan-girling, Lucy!) :
|(sorry about my face) :p|
However, in actual fact, inside I was like this:
Once I was inside the hall, I met the three other Spinebreakers there and we talked about John Green for a bit before it started. When John Green came onto the stage.... WOW! Everyone is the theatre cheered like crazy, cried with joy and clapped until their hands hurt. It was amazing seeing all the nerdfighters get so excited about an author and books, I loved the atmosphere so much. The only place where I have seen people get excited about books have been on the Internet so it was amazing to see it in real life. It has definitely inspired me to go to more book and/or blogging events. :)
John Green started to talk about how he came up with the story idea and his life before writing. He told us about a very touching story about a girl called Esther Earl and how she sadly died at the age of sixteen. He wanted to show people that people who have illnesses are just as funny, witty and lovely as other people. After that, he brought Hank Green on stage and he sang a few songs. They are HILARIOUS! And nerdy, which I enjoyed. ;)
Before the event, we were given two squares of paper to write questions on for John and Hank. They didn't read mine out, but I loved their answers to the others! Plus, to make the event even more awesome, they brought out Maureen Johnson! I haven't read any of her books but I like her as an author and her tweets are hilarious.
Sadly, the event came to end. John and Hank sang The Proclaimers to finish the spectacular day and everyone was singing along and clapping. My favourite thing about the event is that the atmosphere was so relaxing and joyful, I felt like I knew everyone in the theatre! I was laughing and smiling so hard my mouth hurt afterwards. :D
My oh so wonderful Dad bought me a shirt with The Fault in Our Stars tour on and a copy of An Abundance of Katherines, a John Green book I don't own. Here is the shirt design:
And here is me with my copies of the books outside Cadogan Hall:
It was truly a brilliant day and I am still excited at the thought of it. Everyone also got a signed paperback copy of The Fault in Our Stars... JOHN GREEN'S SIGNATURE IS AWESOME. I'll show off my signed books in my next Showcase Sunday though :)
I would like to end the post by saying a huge thanks to Spinebreakers. They supplied the complementary tickets and I can't say in words how grateful I am. :)
I will post more reviews and stuff soon... I have three more days of exams and then I have a week off school - yay! In the meantime, check out my interview with Eileen over at her blog, **Singing and Reading in the Rain**. Go on... you know you want to! *bribes with a virtual chocolate cookie*
Have a good week!