FanFare 2013 with Christine Feehan and Guest Author C.L. Wilson

Hi All,
I’m not use to blogging but I have to tell you about my wonderful weekend away at FanFare 2013 with the Queen of Paranormal Romance herself Christine Feehan and her guest author C.L. Wilson! It started off by being dropped off at my friend’s house and from there we traveled to the event. It was fun!  We arrived at the hotel, we got our room, and settled in. See our hotel is beautiful!

The front of the hotel

The front of the hotel

Then we went down to registration.  We got a bag full of goodies! Books, plants, book marks, plus many more items. Check out all the goodies we got!

The goodies!

The goodies!

That is a lot of goodies we were not expecting! After registration we went to the Book reading where some of the passages from both the Author’s books were read. After that it was time for the Speak Easy!! Yes we dressed up and had a wonderful time! That is Teresa and I at the Speak Easy! I’m in the black hat.

Teresa and myself

Teresa and myself

On top of just eating on yummy food, we also got to play some poker, and met one of our favorite authors Christine Feehan!

Me, Christine Feehan, and Teresa at Speak Easy night

Me, Christine Feehan, and Teresa at Speak Easy night

It was a wonderful first night and introduction into FanFare.
The second day we were there we had Fango Brunch. This is me before we went downstairs for brunch

I'm ready for Fango Brunch!

I’m ready for Fango Brunch!

Fango is like Bingo but Fango go! The Fango cards instead of having numbers, were Book Titles, and Characters, from what Christine has written! See!

Fango Card

Fango Card

And did I mention the food? It was very yummy! Eggs, Chicken Sausage, Potatoes, Fruit, and Pastries!

Brunch

Brunch

Fango was fun! We even won prizes! This is what I got! An autographed book from C.L. Wilson, and a coffee mug with a picture of one of her creatures!

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Book and Coffee mug from C.L. Wilson

After that we had time to explore and relax. It was fun!

Statue in the courtyard.

Statue in the courtyard.

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The Statue

From there we went to the Author Chat! We got to ask questions to Christine Feehan and C.L. Wilson and they answered! Furthermore, Christine unveiled her new books! Dark Lycan and Dark Wolf! These books are the first and second books to a trilogy of Dimitri and Skylar’s story! This was a special surprise for all of us who love the Dark Series (Carpathians) and have been waiting for their story for years!

The unveiling of Dark Wolf!

The unveiling of Dark Wolf!

After that we rested for a few and headed to the book signing and Fairy Card reader! I got my favorite two Dark Series books signed by Christine and I bought the third book to C.L. Wilson’s series so she could sign it for me! After that I went to my Fairy Card reading. I wish I could say the reading brought some good news but it wasn’t. However, I will survive and move on.
After the book signing we had to get ready for the Murder Mystery Dinner!

I'm ready to solve a murder

I’m ready to solve a murder

The Dinner was fantastic!! I haven’t laughed so hard in a while. The actors were amazing and the audience was just wonderful for participating!

My ticket for the dinner

My ticket for the dinner

The rules for the dinner.

The rules for the dinner.

Johnny Dipp with one of the murder victims and his agent

Johnny Dipp with one of the murder victims and his agent

Bethany and the Host for the dinner.

Bethany and the Host for the dinner.

The second murder victim

The second murder victim

The Investigator Johnny Dipp and the second murder victim

The Investigator Johnny Dipp and the second murder victim

Oh and the food was excellent too!

Salad

Salad

Salmon and rice

Salmon and rice

After dinner Coffee and desert!

After dinner Coffee and desert!

The next morning we got up, packed, and went exploring.

A Picture in one of the hallways.

A Picture in one of the hallways.

Me drinking coffee.

Me drinking coffee.

A courtyard we found while walking around.

A courtyard we found while walking around.

A  statue next to the pool

A statue next to the pool

Me by the pool fireplace.

Me by the pool fireplace.

Teresa by the hidden courtyard.

Teresa by the hidden courtyard.

So after exploring it was time for the Farewell Brunch 😦

My Ticket

My Ticket

Our beautiful Brunch Table

Our beautiful Brunch Table

The food!!

The food!!

Teresa looking to see what we got!

Teresa looking to see what we got!

Coffee, Tea, and Hot Chocolate Tins!

Coffee, Tea, and Hot Chocolate Tins!

Christine and Jo Carol giving out gifts.

Christine and Jo Carol giving out gifts.

Teresa, Me, C.L. Wilson, and Bethany after the Brunch.

Teresa, Me, C.L. Wilson, and Bethany after the Brunch.

C.L. Wilson and Myself!

C.L. Wilson and Myself!

Teresa and C.L. Willson

Teresa and C.L. Willson

Bethany and C.L. Wilson

Bethany and C.L. Wilson

Bethany with Christine Feehan.

Bethany with Christine Feehan.

It was a wonderful experience that I’ll never forget! I got a lot of goodies! There are even more goodies that I haven’t taken pictures of yet. And I plan to make this a yearly getaway weekend! However, in the end it’s not about how many goodies I got, it’s about the experience and friendships I have made over the weekend with my fellow book lovers.

(Back row L-R) Bethany, Myself, Evelyn, Doris, and Jacquie. (Front L-R) Teresa, and Kathy

(Back row L-R) Bethany, Myself, Evelyn, Doris, and Jacquie.
(Front L-R) Teresa, and Kathy

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