Last Saturday was the Narbonic Perfect Collection release party at Borderland Books in the Mission (SF). First we had a selection of dramatic readings from each book. Here is group one…
And here is part of group two. I am playing Mel. Shaenon is describing her mom’s St. Patrick’s tree, or possibly the Steelers tree.
This guy played Artie in the Dramatic Reading II, and also sported a genetically enhanced gerbil stuffy on his shoulder.
The dramatic readings were a lot of fun, and I think the whole audience would have been down for a few more. After our amateur theatrics, Shaenon answered questions and then released us onto the cupcakes. By the time it occurred to me to take pictures of them, this was all that remained. From personal experience, the Pumpkin and Root Beer were excellent. I was going to go for a Grasshopper as well, but selflessly let the last one go to someone who wasn’t keen on the other flavors.
Here’s part of the nice display at the front counter. Check out those awesome Helen dolls! In case you missed the party, the dolls and the Perfect Collection are available at the Couscous Store!
As the party was winding down, one of the store’s cats decided my sister’s coat looked nice and warm. Frost crawled in through the front, around and up on to Elena’s back. None of us had the heart to shift the kitty, so Elena stayed in this awkward position until we needed to fold up the chairs.
Frost got a few more cozy moments in the coat, sans my sister. Frost later crawled into Andrew’s coat too, but those photos didn’t come out.
Anyway, the party was a lot of fun, and Shaenon has hopes of throwing another one at Borderlands next year when Skin Horse 3 comes out. Hope to see you there!