Travel went well yesterday. I was in my hotel by 4 but boy did I pack wrong. It was 68ºF when we landed!
After heading over to Registration to get my ID, I went back to the hotel to get refreshed and plot it my route to my 2 evening events.
The first, put on by Holiday House, was in a restaurant. I ran into a couple of people I knew and met some new people. Most everyone at the events I attend is on some sort of book committee, so we all have a lot in common. I picked up a few arcs I am excited to add to my classroom library.
From there, it was a short walk to The World of Coca Cola, where Penguin Random House hosted a reception. It was cool to tour the venue where we had free access to fountains where we could taste Coca-Cola products form around the world.
Each fountain offered drinks form a particular continent and I ran into an old friend from Latin America : Inka Cola!
After sampling the beverages, a group of DC Comics artists showed up to sign free books. I had each of the artists dedicate them to my class. Three of them were from the Portland area and we had a good chat.
Here is a shot of today’s book haul:
I was exhausted walking back to the hotel, but excited and energized for tomorrow.