video © Chi Yu Rodriguez
I’m not sure where to start with this blog post, to be honest, because I feel like I haven’t fully recovered from what happened last Saturday. But first things first: October 22nd was #FeelsFest day, a #romanceclass event held at the Glorietta 5 Atrium from 12 noon to 6 in the evening. There were books (lots of them–20 NEW TITLES in total!), cute merch (stickers, bookmarks, shirts, bags, mugs, decals), fun games, and, most importantly, the live readings.
The live readings.
*stares dreamily into the distance*
Right. Where were we?
I wish I could give you a blow-by-blow account of what happened during the event, but I’ll probably leave that to the other authors and guests who had more opportunities to roam around, take pictures, and mingle with everyone else. You see, I volunteered to run the games that were happening simultaneously during the entire thing, so my mind was basically everywhere. Not that I’m complaining, though, because there were people who actually made an effort to play the games. ^_^ That was good enough for me. Thanks, guys. <3
But of course, the games weren’t the only things that kept people busy. People flocked to the book selling table, approached the authors for signatures and photos, and bought other merchandise available. And when it was time for the live readings, everyone’s attention was directed to the stage. Because how could you not? Gio, Rachel (YAY OG!), Herv, and Gab’s interpretations of the selected #romanceclass titles were A++++!
The books read were Mina V. Esguerra’s Tempting Victoria and What You Wanted, Dawn Lanuza’s Hometown Hazard, Stella Torres’ Save the Cake, C.P. Santi’s Sweeter by the Second (from the anthology Maybe This Time), Ana Tejano’s Keep the Faith, and When Sparks Fly by Ines Bautista-Yao.
And because words are really failing me right now, here are more photos: (Photos are pretty! Let’s look at photos!)
2016 has been a wild year for the #romanceclass community, and I am so thankful to have been part of this crazy roller coaster ride with the most amazing bunch of people–authors and readers alike. I’m pretty sure we’re not stopping here, because there are more stories to tell, more books to launch, and more events to put together. For you. For us. For the entire human race. (Haha!)
The year isn’t finished yet–we still have something up our sleeves! So if you enjoyed #FeelsFest (YAY!) or missed it (AWW…), make sure to follow #romanceclass on Facebook and Instagram for updates on our next project. HINT: It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! <3
For more information about #romanceclass and a full catalogue of books, go to romanceclassbooks.com.