Monday, June 16, 2014

From Where I'm Standing [15] - More TFIOS Fun!

Congrats to The Fault in Our Stars film for being #1 at the box office its first weekend! Despite getting to see it in May, I went with some of my friends from work to see it again opening night, and we did hand hearts as an early nod to #EstherDay.

Staci, me, and Dawn before the crying started. A big thank you goes to Julie for taking the photo!

Now that the movie is out, I want to share some more video I got on my TFIOS TN trip. The video is long and in two parts. All of it takes place in a meeting room at a (rather swanky) Nashville hotel and features Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, John Green, and Shailene Woodley answering questions and continuing their trend of being adorable and cool.

This part of my trip was my favorite not only because I never expected to be this close to the stars or that I would get to talk to them directly, but because the four of them spoke more freely than I had seen them do so before (okay, not John, because John is always open and enthusiastic). Also, an apology on the quality - the first part was shot by iPhone and the second on my Meg's camera.

Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Giveaway Winners!

I'm so glad to be back to blogging and my Friday the 13th was especially nice. And now what you are really here for, the winners of the three prize packs!

Hourglass Prize Pack (#1)

The Darkest Minds Prize Pack (#2)
Paola B.

Defiance Prize Pack (#3)
Ashley S.

The winners have been emailed and have seven days to respond. Congrats to them and thank you to all who participated! ^_^

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

From Where I'm Standing [14] - My TFIOS TN Experience

If you can't tell from the video above, I had an amazing time in Nashville at the events for TFIOS TN. In addition to just getting to be there, I was able to get my copies of The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska signed by John Green and a poster signed by him and Shailene Woodley. Below are some pictures and another video!

Event attendees "Johning" in unison.
Fans eagerly awaiting the arrival of the stars in front of the Tennessee State Capitol building.
People came from all over for the event. Pictured here are mother and daughter duo Krissy and Kaylee of Canton, GA, along with friends Lauren, Tiffany, and Sydney of Paducah, KY.
Sisters Gabrielle and Faith traveled from Evansville, IN, and between them (in blue), is Marissa of Knoxville, TN. Next to them, Murfreesboro, TN, residents Abby, Annie, Sarah, and Lexi didn't have to drive far to attend.
John Green signing books and posters on the red carpet.
The sweet Sarah Strasinger interviewing Ansel Elgort for her high school newspaper.
(Thanks for helping me get my books signed, Sarah!)
Shailene Woodley and Nat Woolf autographing items and interacting with fans.
John Green, Ansel Elgort, Shailene Woodley, and Nat Wolff posing on the red carpet.
Clint Redwine and Evelina Barry (event MCs) on stage with the stars.
Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, John Green, and Shailene Woodley at the press tour the morning following the fan event.

And on one last (unrelated) note, this post makes 501 that I have published on the blog! Crazy!!! ^_^