I’m still trying to catch my breath, but I know you’ve been waiting to hear about the 32nd Manila International Book Fair, and I do want to tell you about it, so here it is, my first book fair post.
It’s been a whirlwind couple of days at the MIBF, and I generally spend each day out there getting work done: accompanying guests, processing requests, and even catching up with office work, and then (when things go according to plan) the actual hunting and gathering takes place in the evening. But Wednesday night was spent having dinner with the Flippers (after raiding the book fair of course) and gabbing until the wee hours), hence no reportage from me; while last night I was with my Geek Fight team (who’d raided the MIBF, and amassed even more books than my book club friends, imagine that). Hence it’s Day 3, and I’m pounding this out on my lunch break.
Here’s a look at what went on, at least, what I caught — so many things are happening! — so far.
Caught bits of the ReaderCon:
And got to hang out with the Flippers, too :)
Down at the exhibition halls, everyone’s pretty busy — the weekday crowd is surprisingly thick this year. Five years ago, the first couple of days were laid back, exhibitors leisurely entertaining their visitors, but in recent years, you’ll have to elbow your way in, even early in the book fair.
Check out Ang Pag-ibig ni Maryang Sinukuan and the other Lola Basyang books at Anvil — only P82 :)
I’m joining the book signings over the weekend with the other illustrators, I think that’s Saturday, Sunday around 1pm!
Went gaga over this corner of the PSIcom booth. Found a Fables deluxe edition #3, which Dianne
promptly grabbed from me, and I couldn’t pry it away from her.
Ended up getting an Alan Moore sampler; I’ll have to go back to check out their stuff.
I’ll leave you with that, for now; lunch break’s almost over. Will need another post for the loot (I’m supposed to be pacing myself, haha, but I’ve spent an obscene amount already) — I’ll show you tonight! :D