Picking up where we left off on the other post…
After the quiz, I gave Stephenie the scrapbook that everyone contributed to. I read the "dedication" out loud and got all emotional about it. It basically said that all of her fans around the world wanted to thank her and send her brithday wishes. I also added a personal note of my own about how much twilight has changed my life. Here are pictures of me reading the dedication, Stephenie listening to the reading, and then Stephenie looking at the book. The page you see there is my own, so no one can worry that their information can be spotted on the internet. (I promised you all that no one would read your notes other than Stephenie.) Pel and I will go into more detail about the book when we update the Forks-casts.
Stephenie sold two kinds of shirts to the group. I think the most popular of the shirts was the Jacob Black shirt that Pel and I are wearing in this photo. The back is very similar to the Edward Cullen t-shirt except that it is the Jacob Black fan club. The other shirt was a pink Twilight shirt with her web address on it. Very pretty.
We then ate about nine cheese pizzas and butchered a strawberry cheesecake until everyone was stuffed with yummy food. We all calmed down and listened to Stephenie read a few portions of Midnight Sun as well as answer a few questions from the group.
Stephenie left around 9:30 and the rest of us stayed behind to chat about the Lexicon and the general fandom. We got one last group photo, complements of Seraphyn, and Pel and I headed home about 11:30. I have no idea what time everyone got to bed but I sure it was well into the morning!
On Sunday, Pel and I met up with Steph for church and then eventually made our way back to the hotel that evening to podcast with the group that was left. It was a great time and we somehow managed to get everyone to take turns talking! We will post the podcast once Pel gets home and has time to convert the recording to the MP3.
Tonight is the party at the bookstore and our farewell to Nashville. So far I think everyone has had a wonderful time. We really wish all of you were here with us!