On the 30th and 31st July, I attended YALC and LFCC. For those of you who don't know, YALC is the young adult literature convention and LFCC is London film and comic con. Last year I went just for a day and loved it so much I decided to come again this year for two days.
I'm going to start off by saying- IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!!
As soon as me and my friend arrived on the Saturday we wondered around the publishers stalls to see what goodies they had and what books I liked the look of. (Too many). At the Usborne stand I told everyone why I am a feminist (if you're wondering here's the tweet) and got a free limited edition What's A Girl Gotta Do? lipstick. It's such a nice colour.
I then got to meet Holly Bourne at her signing. It was lovely meeting her and I got two of her books signed. She told me that Kyle is based of off a real person which is so cool.
After that, we went down to the LFCC floor to have a look around . Most stands sold merchandise from many different fandoms. One of the more odd stands was a stand selling communist books amongst other things. Other stands included ones selling fandom food, t-shirts and alpacas.
Around 3pm we went back up to the YALC floor to get in the signing queues as soon as they opened as we knew they would grow very quickly. My friend met Derek Landy whilst I met Alex Scarrow (author of the Time Rider series which I highly recommend) to get his latest book -REMADE- signed. He was very lovely and made me even more intrigued to read it. After this we bumped into Melinda Salisbury who kindly signed The King of Rats, her short story. I ended the day by buying more books including two more from Anthony Ergo who I also met at last year's event.
I also bumped into the lovely Michelle from http://www.talesofyesterday.co.uk/ and Amber from http://www.themilelongbookshelf.com/. I had such a great day on the Saturday but was majorly looking forward to some sleep before we did it all again the next day. Part 2 will be up soon all about my Sunday and my haul.
Did you go to YALC this year? What was your favourite part? Let me know in the comments below.
Hi, I'm Megan. I'm a 17 year old from England. This year I have decided to do something different so have set myself challenges of 18 things to do before I turn 18.
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