Friday, April 20, 2012

RT Recap - Book Expo, Afternoon Delight, and the Gangster Cafe Talent Contest

So much to do in so little time!

Thursday gave us the E-Book, Indie Publisher, 
and Graphic Novel Expo.  
Kathryn Falk chatted with Charlaine Harris!

Ruthie Knox promoted RIDE WITH ME.
I suggested she wear biking shorts and helmet!

A personal favorite - Marliss Melton!

A recommended read from Elf - Kendall Gray's INHALE.
Kendall will be my guest in May.

Here's Shona Husk and Tim Tams!  

The Saints go marching in ....
Roxanne St. Claire and Jennifer St. Giles

The Saints were looking out for Christina Skye -
they delivered her a kitled hero (and haggis maker).

Friday sparkled with Afternoon Delight's Renee Bernard ...

.... Christina with a bookseller ...

.... Angela Knight with a fan ...

.... and Sara Humphries with a fellow blonde!

Friday night spotlighted Chicago's rich history.
Heather Graham, F. Paul Wilson, and others presented 

NIGHT OF THE STARS - "All the Jazz" meets "Chicago".
Heahter sang like "Mama".

Heather auditioned "new" talent, including,
 Kathryn Falk and Connie Perry ...

.... dancing the Charleston!

What a delight!

Heather Snow (left) poses Erin Knightley 
and Britt Bury.  Erin's debut Regency romance, 
MORE THAN STRANGERS, will be published by 
NAL in June.  Britt's debut paranormal romance, 
THE DARKEST DAY, will be published by Forever 
in July.  I expect to see them again at SOS Aloha!

What's your favorite Broadway musical - ALL THAT JAZZ?  CHICAGO?  PHANTOM OF THE OPERA?  One randomly selected commenter wins a book choice from my convention stash.  This giveaway is open to all readers.  Comments are open through Saturday, April 21, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winners on Sunday, April 22.


Kim in Hawaii

Cathy Maxwell hobnobs with Lisa Berger,
the Dancing Queen for SOS America!

April's month long promotion is CLEAN OUT MY CONVENTION STASH. I will select one US reader, one Canadian reader, and one International reader from all my blogs posts in April at SOS ALOHA, THE READING REVIEWER, and ALOHA ON MY MIND. The US winner can select up to 10 books (to fill up a small flat rate box) from my current convention stash to make room for new books coming from RT 2012. The Canadian and International readers can select one book, too!

CLEAN OUT MY CONVENTION STASH is open through Monday, April 30, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Tuesday, May 1.


  1. Ooh, Tim Tams. I like Jersey Boys and Miss Saigon.

  2. Phantom of the Opera is one of my favorites. We did Wind in the Willows in high school.

    ~Heather F.

  3. I'd love to see LES MISERABLES up on stage - my favourite by far. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF would be a close second.

  4. I love West Side Story as well.

  5. I have two favorite musicals -- Jersey Boys and Chicago!

  6. The Phantom of the Opera and The Sound of Music. :)

  7. Thanks for the fun pics! Definitely jealous as it looks like you had a blast :)

    The last musical I saw was Wicked. It was fantastic!!!

  8. Mmm, tim tams are good. Aussie friend of mine did give me some for a belated birthday pressie.

    Never seen any musicals but I read the book and have the soundtrack of Phantom of the Opera.

  9. No need to enter me to win a book (I got so many new ones at RT!!), but I just wanted to say that I loved "The Phantom of the Opera" and I'm also a big fan of Tim Tams ;).

  10. my favorite is also West Side Story.

  11. The last musical I saw was a production of The Phantom of the Opera in Las Vegas. It was spectacular. I did see the opera La Traviata when I went to Venice. It was a bare bones production but the singing was fabulous.

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  12. Wow I am sorry I missed all the fun, Someday Kim I will get to go too.....
    Musical are my all time favorites to see Live & on TV.
    LES MISERABLES has to be my all time favorite followed by mama mia phantom of the opera up there too 7 bride for 7 brothers there are too many to name.
    Love Tim Tams.... now I have cravings....
    Have a good one Ann/alba

  13. Have never seen a Broadway musical.

  14. I loved the first Broadway musical I actually saw ON Broadway--Woman of the Year, with Lauren Bacall. For touring shows and the like, I'll choose Monty Python's Spamalot. It is Hilarious. I've never laughed so hard or so much.

  15. It would definitely be phantom of the opera.

  16. Have to admit that I have never been really interested in Broadway musicals. Have heard of some really goods one though.

  17. Kim -
    Next year you'll have to take your movie camera so you can send us a live feed! I loved the pictures and it looks like a great time was had by all!

    When you mention favorite musical I immediately think of Man of la Mancha based on Cervantes Don Quixote! My husband save the movie and also the musical at a summer theatre and we loved the song The Impossible Dream so much we had it played for "our" dance at our wedding reception way back in1970! After all these years it's still "our song"!

    PS: Man of la Mancha by Cervantes was first "romance" book I ever read!

  18. I liked the ones I've seen. I don't have a favourite.

  19. It looks like everyone had so much fun, those are great pictures. I would choose All That Jazz as my favorite Broadway musical, although I like Chicago as well.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  20. That's a hard one - I saw Phantom twice and Jesus Christ Superstar twice because I liked them both so much. I also enjoyed Lion King, The King and I and West Side Story.

  21. What great pictures! It was lovely to meet you and all the other wonderful ladies at RT this year. And would you believe it - I've never seen a Broadway show! I'm not really a musicals kind of gal, so I'm not lamenting it too much, but I will admit that Wicked looks pretty great. Maybe next time I'm in NYC I'll take the plunge :-)
    PS- I loved that flapper costume! I may have to start wearing it to the grocery store and dental appointments just to keep life interesting, lol

  22. So THAT is what Tim-Tams are...they must be wonderful?
    Ahhh great pics, sounds like a good night of entertainment.
    I have always loved The Phantom of the Opera, book format. Though the movie with Emma Rossum (don't know how to spell her name) was very good, could be because of that sexy Phantom...too bad he didn't have a kilt on too.

  23. The last musical I saw - and not on Broadway - was many, many years ago. It was Cats and I loved it.

  24. Love phantom the opera in sf , great
    Pics Ty

  25. My favorite is Phantom of the Opera. Great pictures from the convention.

  26. I too like the Phantom of the Opera, seen it with Gerard Butler so :)

  27. WOW! The pictures are so awesome! Everyone looks to be having a wonderful time.

    I loved Phantom of the Opera!

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  28. It looks like you had so much fun. I would say Phantom of the Opera is my favorite although I also like 42nd Street.

  29. Despite only living 2 hours from NYC most of my life, I am ashamed to say that I have never been to a Broadway Musical. Although, I think that I would like The Lion King the best. Thank you for the fun pics! And for the giveaway.

  30. I have never seen a broadway show but I love music and I have seen All The Jazz and Chicago on tv and loved both. Also Grease is a big favorite and Sound of Music. I have seen all four of these at local Little Theather and were very good.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  31. OMG...I am such a musical lover. My favorites are probably My Fair Lady, Camelot, or West Side Story. But I'm also crazy for Guys & Dolls--it ends with a double wedding, what's not to like?

  32. I saw the play Hair and loved it. That is one of the only ones I have seen. I loved the movie Rent and would have loved to have seen the play. Cats would have been another cool one. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  33. I have never seen a Broadway musical. Would love to some day! I'm not sure what I would like to see, they all would be great!

  34. I'll go with either Phantom of The Opera or All that Jazz.
    Your pics are great Kim. I have to try some Tim Tams. They look so good. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  35. Phantom of the Opera!!!
    Have seen it on Broadway once and in Chicago three times. Love it! Had a great time at RT, still trying to get my pics posted.