Book conventions aren't just for readers. For a writer, these events can be a unique, fun-filled experience — especially when a convention takes you overseas! Today we follow author Larissa Ione as she attends the first ever LoveLetter Convention in Berlin. Hosted by the German LoveLetter magazine, Ione shares with us what it was like attending, as well as some photos and tips for those who may want to go next year!
This year I had the awesome opportunity to attend the first Annual LoveLetter Convention in Berlin, Germany, and now that it’s over, I’m already looking forward to the next one.
The fact that I’m looking ahead to another LoveLetter convention says something about the event, because conferences tend to bring out the terrified wallflower in me. But early on the first day, when one reader told me that she and some friends had come all the way from Italy just to see me, I was so grateful and overwhelmed that my nervousness faded away. In fact, they were more nervous than I was – one lady said that her friend was near tears and shaking too hard to even come in the room to meet me. I wish I’d had a nice glass of wine for the poor friend, but we settled for hugs, and a few minutes later, I had new friends who I’ve shared emails with since. It was a wonderful way to soothe the nerves and start a conference!
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