It’s been four days since the #romanceclass April Feels Day, and I’m still kind of all over the place with my feelings. So’s everyone else, apparently, because the Twitter hashtag is very much alive and there’s been a lot of post-event noise so far. Anyway, here’s my attempt at a recap of my #AprilFeelsDay2017 experience. Note that the operative word is ATTEMPT.
RomanceClass #AprilFeelsDay2017 is coming really soon! We’re really, really excited about this event, especially since this is the SECOND time we’re putting together an April Feels Day event. Last year, we ventured into organizing a standalone event for the #romanceclass community of authors and readers, and suffice to say, we were SO HIGH from the experience that we just had to do it again.
(Of course, there were more events that happened after that, but that’s another story.)
This year’s April Feels Fest is happening on April 30, Sunday, at the Urban Turf, U.P. Town Center from 1:00 PM onwards. But before we get to that fun, feels-filled day, we’re bringing back #ShowMeYourFeels! Check this out:
Whether or not you’ll be able to attend April Feels Day, you may get a chance to win great prizes from #romanceclass! And all you have to do is read our books and spread the love! <3 How amazing is that?
First things first: Please DO NOT expect much coherence from this post. I know, I know. I’m a writer… I should at least manage to string together some decent words, yes? But Too Many Feelings and Too Few Hours of Sleep can do things to the brain, so… anyway.
February 11 was another day of firsts for #romanceclass. Let me enumerate them:
First time holding an event at the Ayala Museum
First time having six actors live read scenes from our books
First time having a How to Write a Romance Novel lecture read by the live readers
First time having a three-way live reading
First time having Vanya Castor as a live reader
Did I miss anything?
I probably did.
So yeah, anyway… we did a lot of other stuff before the live reading. That included book and merch selling, eating FREE cookies (thanks, Abbie! :D), browsing new books at the Book Cafe (thanks Caryn! :D), finding book blind dates, and playing games. To be honest, I only had two hours of sleep prior to the event, but the energy in the room (where it happened) kept me going.
Oh my god, we’re back again. (Brothers, sisters, everybody sing.)
No, seriously. #RomanceClass is having another fun ~feelsy event at the Ayala Museum on Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 10am to 6pm! Check out the poster above for some of the activities in store for you. I say some because there will be more, we’re just finalizing stuff… and maybe we just want to surprise you. Hee~ ^_^
Entrance fee is P225 for adults/non-students and P125 for students. Students, please bring your IDs or else you’ll be wasting away your student discount. Pandagdag rin yan sa pambili niyo ng libro, chos!
So, anyway–we’ve been very happy to see that more and more people are discovering the #romanceclass writing community through different channels. Some find us online via blogger recommendations, some find our books at book stores and specialty/novelty shops, some get recommendations from friends/family. No matter how you heard of us, we are very, very grateful for your enthusiasm and support. And I know we will be meeting some of you for the first time on February 11, so I put together a list of “survival tips” so you’ll be able to enjoy your first #romanceclass bookish event.