What can I say about Gaiman event. Not only is the mans voice a pure delight to listen too (will now be purchasing all of his audio tapes), he is also charming, intelligent and extremely witty. When I get a chance I will post some of his presentation on my YouTube channel (FYI - it could be a very long time as this would involve some technical savvy, and well, not so good at that stuff -- Rich you need to move to Calgary)
Jamie McGuire was at the next table so I grabbed a signed copy of her latest book for my girls night out crew back in Ontario. Than I was in the right place at the right time and was able to chat with Diana Gabaldon and get a signed copy of Outlander for my sister. While walking around I stopped dead when I noticed that Jim Carrey was doing a signing for his book. Sorry picture is so bad, a huge bodyguard mentioned that I could take a quick pic and than move on, Felt slightly intimidated.
While walking around I noticed that they had a book by Jill Shalvis. My buddy Natasha, loves her so I grabbed a copy. I knew that she had been there earlier in the day and asked if they had any signed copies left. As I was saying that this lovely gentlemen caught my eye and pointed to a women sitting beside him. Well it ended up that the gentlemen was Jill Shalvis' husband and motioned that Jill was still there and would love to sign a copy for us. She also asked me if I wanted a copy too and of course I said yes, my buddy Natasha has excellent taste, so I knew I would love it. Jill (and Hubby, sorry didn't get your name) you are incredibly classy and genuinely lovely people with a great sense of humour!
Than it was off to the airport to fly back home. A truly bittersweet time. On one hand I scored an early flight so I could spend some time at the T.O. airport with my sister and friend but also meant I had to say a quick goodbye to Jenn. It was horrific, as soon as I left Jenn I burst into tears as I knew it would probably be a year before I saw her again. Jenn is a fab person. She is a spitfire, so full of energy and love, I treasure the time we spent together and already counting down till I can see her again next year.
To my surprise, not only Tracy (my awesome sis) come, she also brought my Brother in law and niece. As well not only did Carianne come, she also brought Noemia and Melanie too. Honest to God, I almost lost it right there. I missed these guys so much and to have them all come and meet me, was more than this girl could take. We sat down and chatted over a lovely glass of wine and talked about everything.
|Noemia, Melanie, Me and Carianne (Bolton GNO's crew)|
|Miss you guys!!!|
|Carl (B.I.L. Tracy (sister), me and Tanya (Niece)|
Jeff came to pick me up at the airport and it was back to reality. Thank you everyone involved with BEA. I had a fantastic time and already saving for next year! Miss you Jenn, Michele, Jen, Terri, Irene, Ardo and Captain Awesome, thanks for being a fab crew to hang out with. Now come and move out to Calgary - Our Mayor is actually a leader and doesn't do drugs. Also the transit system is fabulous ; )