Sunday, April 29, 2007

L.A. TImes Festival of Books in Pictures

Spent all Saturday on the campus of UCLA at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Tons of people - readers and authors alike! But no reason to tell you about it...let me show you....

No crowds yet...still about an hour from official opening time. But they're coming!

Setting up at the Mysterious Galaxy booth

Book TV

Everywhere books!

Robert Gregory Browne at his first of four signings for the day

Best T-shirt of the day

Nathan Walpow at the Mystery Bookstore booth

The Mystery Bookstore's very own Bobby McCue

The crowds begin to grow

James Ellroy at the Borders booth

Michael Connelly talking to a fan

Crowded now

The wonderful and talented Cornelia Read fresh from the Edgars

Speaking of Edgars...Edgar award winner Naomi Hirahara and I catch up (Way to go, Naomi!)

Duane Swierczynski trying to unsuccessfully get out of a picture with Sean Doolittle during our gourmet lunch

Sean Doolittle and Victor Gischler

Mary Higgins Clark (blue jacket), Carol Higgins Clark (in red), behind the Mystery Bookstore worker in the white shirt is George Pelecanos passing time with Stuart Woods.

A whole portion of the festival I only did a quick pass through...

Simon Wood

The Fonz looking for a book...that's right, Henry Winkler at the Mystery Bookstore booth

Sean Doolittle and Joanne Fluke

Laura Lippman talking with Jan Burke at Mystery Galaxy booth

Joseph Wambaugh

Megan Abbot, Jason Starr, and Theresa Schwegel

If you've never gone before, hopefully these pictures will have convinced you it's an event not to be missed.


Rob Gregory Browne said...

Brett, I think you saw a lot more of the festival than I did...

Dave White said...


Victor Gischler said...


Great to meet you. LATFOB is always fun.

Steve G said...

That is one festival I wish I could have attended. Thanks for taking and posting the pictures.

Karen Olson said...

Thanks for putting up the photos! Wish I could've been there!

Naomi said...

I'm toast.

Brett Battles said...

Rob...with your crazy signing schedule, I know I did!

Dave, maybe next year you can come out! Same goes for you, too, Steve.

Great to meet you too, Victor. Now if we could only think of a way to get rid of those two guys following you around.

No problem, Karen.

And Naomi...I know EXACTLY what you mean.

Angela/SciFiChick said...

Ok. I'm going to have to plan a vacation around this next year.