After only about 2 months of planning, the hard work of the Ontario Blog Squad‘s Book Blogger Meet-Up was today! Almost 40 bloggers made it out to the Duke of York in downtown Toronto.
What a FANTASTIC time it was. Everyone was greeted with (heavy!) bags as soon as they walked in, with immense thanks to all the publishers who contributed to the goodie bags – like Random House, Harper Collins, Penguin Group, Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group and Scholastic Canada (Phew -that’s a long list!) and Angel (Mermaid Vision Books) bedecked attendees with spiffy name tags.
It was so nice to finally put faces to Twitter/Blog names and what a great casual venue to do so. We could grab a drink at the bar, a big platter of nachos and quesadillas were generously provided for the group and everyone was so friendly and easy to talk to.
Hello to all the new friends I made today, and the already-friends that I finally get to meet!
I won’t share all the goodies I got today just yet… I’ll save that for tomorrow’s IMM post. 😉 Here’s a teaser shot tho of my haul that I lugged home! (The Strand bag is my own.. lol)
Once again, thank you to the entire Blog Squad:
- Liz @ Midnight Bloom
- Nicole @ All I Ever Read
- Mel @ He Followed Me Home
- Christa @ Hooked on Books
- Wendy @ Cupcake and a Latte
- Angel @ Mermaid Vision Books
- Jen @ Library Gal
I’m sure their recap post is coming soon, so check that out for more pics as well!
Here’s a few other pics I have from the event!