Today was day 2. Other than a visit by Bob and Larry, the convention really felt quiet and a bit boring. I don't know if any of you reading have ever gone, but in past years(but not the past 2-3) the floor was crowded, noisy and full of life. Bible Man came. The Penguins came. Hermie and Wormie came. The kids followed them as they paraded around the convention floor. Christian performers sang during the day, Children's events were held at the booths and so on. I guess it's the economy, but it's not like that any more.
Publishing houses, book store owners and authors still come, but business is carried on in a more subdued way. The energy is missing.
Still, we got to talk to some favorite authors and other people today.
|We started the day getting a signed DVD from the creator of Veggie Tales, Mike (I won't try to put his last name with no cheat sheet, but you all know who he is).|
|And we got a photo with the veggies together. Yesterday we didn't do that.|
|Well, actually the official ICRS photographer took one, and there we are in the top left picture of today's convention newspaper.|
|This is Tricia Goyer, an author who is adopting some little ones from the state.|
|We got Scripture tattoos.|
|I made these photos extra large so you could read the verses.|
Tonight they had just a preview of the new Veggie Tale Christmas DVD coming out in October. It is going to have Si from Duck Dynasty on it as Silas the Okra. For real. He was in the preview. I couldn't even make that up.
There was a premier showing of a Janette Oke movie that will be on Hallmark this fall and Jasmine lasted about 15 minutes of that. Yeah, yeah. Me too.
Then since the life of an author is so glamorous, we came back to our hotel room and had a hotdog (me) and a frozen dinner (heated up of course, Jasmine)