Sunday, August 17, 2014

Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 & GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

     My summer has been so crazy this year. I am from Pennsylvania and during the summer I usually spend a month with my Aunt and Uncle in Oklahoma, which is normal. But, this year my parents and I were lucky enough to get tickets for Comic-Con on Sunday, July 27th (the last day of Comic-Con).So, my parents drove out and picked me up from my Aunt and Uncle's house in Oklahoma and we had a road trip out to San Diego (and back home to Pennsylvania). 
    This was our first time to go to Comic-Con so it was a learning year. I am bias since I have only been able to go to Comic-Con on a Sunday but I think it is the best day. Since Sunday is the last day of Comic-Con, a lot of stuff is on sale so the exhibitors want to get rid of their inventory. Also, some of the publishing companies were giving away their display copies, which was a great bonus.  
     I am so thankful that on Sunday there was a "What's Hot in Young Adult Fiction" panel! The panel was moderated by Nathan Bransford and included *Kresley Cole, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, *Tahereh Mafi, Tessa Gratton, Natalie C. Parker, C.J. Redwine, Brendan Reichs, and Scott Westerfeld. I had never met any of these authors before and a few of them were some of my favorite authors of all time (that is what the * in front of some of the authors names symbolizes). After that, all those authors had a signing at the Sails Pavilions and I went there too. All of the authors were so funny and sociable. I have gone to several different book signings before Comic-Con and met tons of amazing authors but this signing had to be the best. Everyone was so fun, nice and down to Earth! I ended up getting tons of books (free and bought there), ARCs, bags, book previews, bookmarks, posters, anime stuff, temporary tattoos, bookplates, etc.

Books I Got Signed:
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
(Bookplate) Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
(Bookplate) Endless Knight by Kresley Cole
Unbreakable by Kami Garcia
(ARC) Unmarked by Kami Garcia
Idols by Margaret Stohl
(ARC) Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker

(Non-signed) Books I Got for Free:
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
(ARC) Endgame: The Calling by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton

(Left, Right)

"What's Hot in Young Adult Fiction" Panel

(Kresley Cole, Nathan Bransford, Kami Garcia, Tessa Gratton, Tahereh Mafi, Natalie C. Parker, C.J. Redwine, Brendan Reichs, Margaret Stohl, and Scott Westerfeld)

(Tessa Gratton and Tahereh Mafi)

(Kresley Cole and Kami Garcia)

(Margaret Stohl and Me)

(Me, C.J. Redwine (photo bomber), and Kami Garcia

(Me and Margaret Stohl)

(Me, Brendan Reichs (photo bomber), and Natalie C. Parker)

(Me and Tahereh Mafi)

(Kresley Cole)

(Kresley Cole and Me)

(Capital Guard from The Hunger Games and Me)

(Boba Fett from Star Wars and Me) 

(My book haul from Comic-Con and Happy) 

(Me with the Comic-Con sign)


     At Comic-Con I got an extra signed ARC of Unmarked by Kami Garcia. So, I have decided to have a giveaway.


  • You MUST be a resident of the United States of America (I can't afford international shipping)
  • You MUST be 13 years or older unless you have your parents permission
  • I am NOT responsible for a lost or damaged package
  • The winner MUST claim their prize 48 hours after notification
  • The giveaway STARTS August 18th of 2014 at 12am EST and ENDS August 25th of 2014 at 11:59pm EST 

     Good luck!
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1 comment:

  1. WOW! Looks like you had an awesome experience at SDCC! I've read all of Kami Garcia's books and short stories. I'm a huge fan! I would love to meet her someday. She seems so nice online:) I LOVED the 1st book "Unbreakable" and am anxiously awaiting the release of "Unmarked"! THANK-YOU so much for the opportunity to enter this contest! If I am so lucky to win, this will become a greatly cherished item of honor on my bookshelf!