For those of you that joined us for MBLU 2017 I want to say Thank You from the bottom of my heart. It was delightful to see all of you and even more to see all of you having fun. We sure had a great time. I would like to take a minute and reflect on the weekend.
Stoney Creek was A-MAZ-ING! I cannot say enough about this hotel. The rooms spacious and clean, the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating, and the decor throughout the hotel was beautiful. I would definitely go back there again.
Although reader and author attendance was down this year we still had such an amazing group of people. Thank you so much to all the authors who made the trip here. I’m glad you had a chance to experience Wisconsin and all it has to offer. Also, thank you to all of our readers! I was so happy to see so many new faces as well as to see some familiar ones as well. I hope to see you all again next year. It warms a place in my heart to know that MBLU is the reason so many readers get to meet their idols and do some fangirling. We strive to provide a wide variety of authors from all genres and to give these authors a chance to meet their readers and interact with them. I hope you can say that we accomplished this goal.
Saturday night was very nice. All attendees who were at the hotel got a chance to go to dinner, explore, and socialize. It was a great night! Late…but so much fun, lol. Sunday after the signing we did the La Crosse Queen boat cruise. Wow, I cannot say enough about that experience. It was fabulous to have an opportunity to look at the river from a different perspective and to get a chance to unwind after the busy day. Thank you La Crosse Queen for a wonderful time!
What I would and wouldn’t do again….
I understand that coming to an event like this, if it’s not in your immediate area is expensive and I want to make things as cost effective as possible. With that said, for 2018 I have decided to lower the author table fee and also allow for authors to only purchase a 1/2 table if they want. I hope this will allow more authors to join us and to get a wider variety of genres. Reader tickets will still be free and I will keep tickets for any additional activities as low as possible.
Pets for Vets Charity
We did an amazing job raising money for our charity. The total raised for 2017 was $364!! Woohooo! Thank you so much guys! We now have a grand total of $5,535.00 raised for this amazing charity!! That is enough for 3 full matches and only $465.00 away from a 4th match. I am so honored to be a part of this. It humbles me how generous the authors and attendees of MBLU are and have been.Thank you on behalf of myself, the staff at Pets for Vets, the veterans, and the pets. Because of you they have a much better quality of life.
MBLU 018 is what’s next! Fill out the interest form here and I’ll get you information as soon as I am able to.
Thank you again for another fabulous year. I’ll see you all in 2018!!!!
For all of you that have signed up for #mblu2017....welcome! I am thrilled to have you joining us for another fun filled weekend. So, I have a couple things to share with you.
#MBLU2017 needs you! Sign up to be a signing author for this amazing event. Contact me for more details! Author signing closes June 1 so don't delay.
Also, we have decided to add a SATURDAY NIGHT SOCIAL to the schedule for all of those that will be arriving at the hotel on Saturday. This small intimate event will consist of food, drinks, games, and fun! Here are the initial details, of course, all of these are subject to change as we organize and plan.
Where: Lumber Jack Saloon - Stoney Creek
When: Saturday September 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
What to expect? We are in the early stages of planning this but as of right now, plan on enjoying food and drink with some of your favorite authors and readers. Attendee will be responsible for all food and drink purchases. We will have Cards Against Humanity and other board games as well as some prizes.
We are pleased to welcome the following authors to MBLU2017. We have author spots available but they are filling up fast so be sure to contact me with any interest.
Valerie A Twombly
R.L. Weeks / K.L. Roth
I really hope to see you at #MBLU2017!
Author spots still available!
Please contact me if you are interested in attending as an
author and I’ll get all the information to you. Thank you!
Are you a reader? Well, #mblu2017 has a FREE book signing and a river boat scenic tour from 3:30 – 5:00 with pizza and all you can drink beer and soda for only $22/person. There will also be a full cash bar for those that prefer something else. More information is on the home page. Space on the boat is very limited so please sign up quickly if you are interested in joining us. Thanks!
A lot of signings are only 1 day or a few hours but MBLU is a 4 day convention. Are you wondering why? It’s simple! LOTS of fun with your favorite authors and readers. Instead of just going to the author’s table and getting your books signed and a picture you get to actually hang out with the authors during panels where they talk about their books, writing, and other book related subjects, during games that are played that they are hosting, parties, dancing, costume parties, release parties, and more! MBLU’s attending authors are excited to get a chance to get to know your better as a person. We still have a HUGE book signing with all the authors and we’re also organizing a cover model ally where you can hang out, meet, and get pictures taken with some of the industries best cover models. Everyone who joins us at MBLU is bound to have an amazing time! Sign up today!!!
FULL REGISTRATION READERS
All convention events from Thursday – Sunday
Welcome bag filled with swag from attending authors
Full color signing book
Friday night dinner and event
All events on Saturday
Multi-Author book signing
Sunday morning farewell event
Welcome bag filled with swag from attending authors
Don’t miss out on this epic weekend with friends and authors! So many amazing things planned!
Check out the schedule for more information!
*** Reader Registration Now Open! ****
Reader registration is officially open and you can save $50 by registering before July 1, 2016.
Enjoy your choice of full conference (Thursday – Sunday), reader weekend (Friday PM – Sunday) or the FREE book signing that’s open to the public from 10:00 – 12:00 on Saturday.
More information and registration is HERE
*** Author spots still available ***
If you are an an author and would like to join us for the epic weekend with readers and fellow authors, there are still spots available. They are limited to please do not wait too long.
Mall of America Scavenger Hunt on Saturday October 22
More info coming soon!
I hope you can join us for this amazing event!
Check out the current attending authors list HERE. More added every day!