It. Was. MOBBED.
People were threaded through every aisle in the bookstore, waiting for up to two hours, all to have their books stamped by Suzanne Collins.
There were over 600 people that got copies of Mockingjay (or Hunger Games) stamped. It would have been many more, but the bookstore only gave out the 600 wristbands, and everyone was limited to getting one book signed.
Although it was disappointing to not have a signature, the stamp was pretty cool. (Poor Suzanne has a hand injury and I can only imagine how exhausted she must be doing this tour.)
Supposedly, the stamp will be destroyed after the tour is complete.
The wait was long … I could only get one book stamped … and I only had about 4.5 seconds to fan-girl over Suzanne. I managed to tell her I was a fan and a writer and loved her craft, and she graciously said, “Good luck with your writing.”
Having a majorly talented author that I’m crushing on wish me luck? That, my friends, made it all worthwhile! 🙂
See that stamped copy of Mockingjay in the picture? Win it here.
This was more of an event than a signing. I’ve been to author signings before where there was much more interaction with the author (because they weren’t mobbed).
Do you go to author signings? What do you enjoy about them? Would you do signings if you were published?