One of the first author/reader events that took place was when you where able to go to the Aquarium with Authors. I went with J.M Madden, Sharon Hamilton and Ikelia Francis(Awesome Blogger). I truly enjoyed that experience. They had touch pools where you could touch the sea life. Here is a picture of J. M Madden experiencing the touch pool.
We even found Ocean Porn, and when we left the Atlanta was lit up and it was awesome.
I went to VIP party enjoyed talking with other readers, bloggers and the authors that where there... I also got a tattoo during the VIP party. The Tattoo Artists that where there did top notch work and where awesome. Here is a picture of my tattoo.. I absolutely love it.
On Saturday they had the book signing and the themed parties...The book signing was massive... I tried to spend time with each author and I made a point to visit every single one... I won't lie it took hours. But I enjoyed it even though my feet didn't lol... I wore boots bad mistake. Nothing is more rewarding then meeting authors you love and new authors you didn't even know existed. I ended up with some pretty awesome books, not counting the ebooks I ended up buying.
There where three parties the Book Boyfriend, The Cowboy, and BDSM party. I went to each of them and they all different which was a good thing in my mind as it made it easy for those who don't like something to have other choices. I spent most of my time between the BDSM and Cowboy party as they where right next to each other. It was a long day but I have to say I had a great time, indulged in too many books, too many sweets, and just enough drinks.
Next year The Novel Experience is going to be in Las Vegas and I have never been there so I am looking to going. For a first year event I have to say it was pretty damn good, only suggestion I would make would be to have name tags as I am bad with names sometimes.
Overall Great Event I suggest everyone should go to at least one reader event and this would be a great event for someone who is going for the first time.
I have tons of swag and will be giving away 3 TNEE tote bags full of goodies this month so make sure you enter either though one of the 2 hops, or my monthly contest which starts today. Here is a picture of all the swag