Monday, May 18, 2009

Provo Children's Book Festival FIRE!!!

Here's a random scene from Saturday's Provo Children's Book Festival. That's me, Dean and Shannon signing Rapunzels. If you look really closely at the bottom of the photo, you might get a glimpse of the new CALAMITY JACK cover.

There was a giant turn out (this picture looks pretty bare, but there were hundreds of people there, as well as at least twenty authors. In the background you can see a big screen, this was a cool overhead camera that showed what the illustrator was drawing--I did that for a few hours, drawing dinosaurs and dragons for kids.

Thanks to all the blog readers who came up and said hi. There may even be one in this photo...

Oh, also, about two hours into the festival, a little kid pulled the fire alarm and the building was evacuated. A sci-fi/fantasy author panel was going on at the time, and those guys just kept on talking through the alarm. Didn't even go outside.

Thanks to Lauren for taking the photo.


the lucky blog reader said...

Hey, that's me! You're awesome.

Emnia Elf said...

Oh wow, fire-alarms and everything! Gosh, I wish I could've been there!! Goodness, those brave si-fi peoples. I guess what they were saying must have been very important!!!

Jessica Day George said...

Too. Lazy. To. Evacuate.