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1gilroy
maig 15, 2008, 10:31 pm

Looked into the Festival website for a good podcast to listen to, and noted that the date for this year has been listed.

September 27, 2008

Nothing else coming up so far, but figured that I'd post it.

2SqueakyChu
Editat: maig 15, 2008, 11:20 pm

See you there again this year! Same time and same place. I'm looking forward to it.

I think my BookCrossing group is going to be planning something BIG!

3investory
ag. 18, 2008, 9:30 pm

Just checked out the author list for this year. Let me know if there is a group of you meeting there. My husband and I go every year. I hope this is not the last year for it:(

4SqueakyChu
Editat: ag. 23, 2008, 11:33 am

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There will be an informal Third Annual Joint BookCrossing/LibraryThing Meet-Up at the 2008 National Book Festival. Don't miss it!

Time: 2pm - 2:30pm (or later)

FYI: BookCrossers may want to meet at this place on the even hours to touch base with each other. We will have a Official Mobile Bookcrossing Zone travelling the festival. Free books! Look for it!!

Place: The Museum of Natural History. We will meet at the bottom of the steps on the right side facing the building.

Please wear some sort of identification that you represent LibraryThing or Bookcrossing so that you can be easily identified. There are tons of people at this festival!

5SqueakyChu
Editat: ag. 19, 2008, 8:47 am

Please leave a message here on this thread if you are planning to attend. I'd like to have an idea who will be looking to meet up with me and others.

6suzik
ag. 19, 2008, 12:50 pm

Am I correct that the meeting place will be on the right side, at the bottom of the steps, on the side of the Museum of Natural History that faces the National Mall?

If so, I'll try to be there.

7gilroy
ag. 19, 2008, 2:26 pm

I'm going to make an effort to get there this year.
Wonder what color the bags will be this year...

8princessgarnet
ag. 19, 2008, 4:25 pm

I plan to go too. Also, volunteering in Pavilion of the States.

9SqueakyChu
ag. 19, 2008, 7:56 pm

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That is correct!

I did get to meet gilroy, selkins, and others last year so I know we're real people after all! :)

10SqueakyChu
ag. 23, 2008, 11:35 am

Update to who'll be there:

1. gilroy
2. princessgarnet
3. SqueakyChu
4. suzik

11investory
ag. 27, 2008, 10:13 pm

investory will be there - have been going for the last 4 years

12rarm
ag. 28, 2008, 12:09 am

I'll try to meet up, if I'm not still in line for the Neil Gaiman signing at that point :P

13SqueakyChu
Editat: ag. 28, 2008, 12:31 am

I'll be looking for all of you!

1. gilroy
2. investory
3. princessgarnet
4. ram
5. SqueakyChu
6. suzik

14melannen
ag. 28, 2008, 12:39 am

I will! One way or another; can't break the streak.

15SqueakyChu
ag. 28, 2008, 8:35 am

Great! Wear your hat so I can find you again.

Do you remember how many LibraryThingamabrarians we were able to gather last year? To me, they kind of got mixed up with the BookCrossers in the pictures so I had no idea who was who in the end. :( I remember you, selkins and gilroy, though.

16SqueakyChu
ag. 28, 2008, 8:35 am

1. gilroy
2. investory
3. melannen
4. princessgarnet
5. ram
6. SqueakyChu
7. suzik

17melannen
ag. 28, 2008, 11:52 am

I'll wear *a* hat, anyway. May not be the same one, since I have *much* weirder ones now. :D

I *think* there were around seven? But they got sort of mixed up with the book-crossers for me, too.

18brewergirl
set. 2, 2008, 1:22 pm

I'm 90% sure I'll be there (although I haven't booked tickets yet!).

19SqueakyChu
set. 2, 2008, 8:09 pm

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I'll be lookin' for ya!

1. brewergirl
2. gilroy
3. investory
4. melannen
5. princessgarnet
6. ram
7. SqueakyChu
8. suzik

20princessgarnet
set. 2, 2008, 8:27 pm

I won't be able to make it. I got my schedule for the month and I'm scheduled to work on the 27th. :(

21SqueakyChu
set. 2, 2008, 10:40 pm

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Struck you from the list. Maybe next year?

1. brewergirl
2. gilroy
3. investory
4. melannen
5. ram
6. SqueakyChu
7. suzik

22investory
set. 9, 2008, 9:26 pm

Do you think there will be one next year? I am in high hopes the new first lady or the Library of Congres will continue this.

23SqueakyChu
set. 9, 2008, 9:49 pm

I have no idea. It's such a wonderful festival. There are sponsors, such as Target and others. Perhaps they will help to perpetuate this tradition.

24SqueakyChu
Editat: set. 9, 2008, 9:52 pm

By the way, I'm bringing some books to give away for BookCrossing. If people who are coming to the festival will let me know where to find their wishlists, I'll see if I can find any of those books. Feel free to post the link to each of your wishlists here.

P.S. If you have no wishlist yet, a good place to post it is on BookMooch.

25gilroy
set. 26, 2008, 9:38 am

Do we have any word about a rain date? I'm looking at the weather for the weekend, and even though they hold this in tents, I'm sure that it is not going to be pretty on the mall...

26melannen
set. 26, 2008, 10:25 am

I'm fairly sure they hold it regardless of the weather.

Bring an umbrella and a raincoat? And be glad it'll be less crowded?

27SqueakyChu
set. 26, 2008, 10:43 am

Ugh!

In case of rain, let's meet just inside the doors of the Natural History Museum. Turn to the right after you enter the building. We can't stand around and talk in the rain!! :(

28moonradio
set. 27, 2008, 12:34 am

I will be there. I'll try to make it to meet up.

29SqueakyChu
Editat: set. 27, 2008, 12:51 am

1. brewergirl
2. gilroy
3. investory
4. melannen
5. moonradio
6. ram
7. SqueakyChu
8. suzik

Think we can get all eight of us together? We'll see tomorrow!

Don't forget to bring an umbrella! :)

30SqueakyChu
set. 27, 2008, 8:55 pm

We made it! Er...some of us didn't show up!!

31SqueakyChu
Editat: set. 27, 2008, 8:58 pm

Left to right: SqueakyChu, melannen's sister (I knew I'd forget your screen name by the time I got home!), melannen, and gilroy.

We all had a fabulous time. We hope even more LTers will join us next year.

32merry10
set. 27, 2008, 10:16 pm

Great pic SqueakyChu!

33SqueakyChu
set. 27, 2008, 10:23 pm

Probably because I didn't take it! :)

34timspalding
set. 27, 2008, 11:50 pm

Ha! I love it!

35melannen
set. 28, 2008, 12:02 am

That would be stellar_dust ! And yes, picture came out awesome.

36juliette07
set. 28, 2008, 3:55 am

I wish that I lived nearer!!

37investory
set. 28, 2008, 10:06 pm

I was at the festival but didn't make it over to the group. Actually the weather turned out pretty decent for the way it sounded originally. How many author signings did you all get. I stood in a huge line to get Alexander McCall Smith and only because he stayed longer than he was suppose to did I get his signature. It seemed like everything was arranged a bit differently this year.

38SqueakyChu
set. 28, 2008, 11:19 pm

I didn't go for author sigs. Those lines were really long! Was it worth the wait?!

I really went to meet up with other BookCrossers and LibraryThingamabrarians. I did listen to author talks by Peter Robinson and Andrew Klavan before I left. I was kind of disappointed that there were quite a few repeat authors there this year. There was no one that I felt that I *had* to see this year as I'd seen Neil Gaiman two years ago. In past years, I had been really looking forward to seeing Jonathan Safran Foer, John Irving, Jodi Piccoult, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, and Khaled Hosseini. Listening to them speak had been a thrill.

Too bad you didn't stop by to say hello. I know you were very busy. Sorry to have missed you, investory.