Friday, June 29, 2007

The news from ACL, Day 1

Our first day at ACL was frenetic as conference delegates swarmed the book area like it was the day before Christmas and Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers had the last Cabbage Patch dolls in North America. This time we had a triple dose of newly published goodness with Classical Mythology and More, To be a Roman, and the Catullus Workbook, the latter two selling out (more to arrive today). Over 20 BC authors are here and are signing books for everyone.

The opening gala, the so-called "Party at the Parthenon", was a smash as hundreds of delegates crammed into Nashville's Parthenon under the bemused gaze of a life-size Athena Parthenos statue, gilt in 24k gold. Lou, Marie, and I got the chance to catch up with friends and authors (also friends!) and to mix with readers and members of eClassics. Anna Andresian was the hit of the evening when she brought out the world-famous world traveler "Mini Miss" (her action figure) for photo ops.

More later on Day 2 of ACL.


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