Fuse #8

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Kidlit Drink Night - Book Expo

Originally uploaded by Stefan DW.

By executive decision, I hereby declare the following:

We shall meet at the Landmark Tavern located at 626 11th Ave. (@ 46th St.) this Friday at 5:00. The place is seven blocks north of the convention center, which shouldn't be too terrible a walk. Then, at 7:00 or so, those folks who are attending the ABC 7:30 dinner can take off and the rest of youse can stay.

Here's how Landmark is described:
This bar might as well be in New Jersey it’s so far west. But its history alone is worth a visit. The first beer, costing a nickel, was poured during the Johnson Administration (that’s Andrew, not LBJ), and rumor has it the tavern is haunted by an Irish girl and a Confederate soldier. During prohibition, Landmark was closed for 30 minutes, or the time it took to move the barrels of whiskey upstairs. The bar, carved from a single mahogany tree, is original, as are the floor tiles and stamped tin ceiling. Even the men’s bathroom with swinging saloon doors has a kind of old world charm. If that isn’t enough of a walk down memory lane for you, you’re better off at the Intrepid. The rest of us who like our history in the form of stories told by bartenders will stay put and enjoy a Magner’s Irish cider and an Anglo-Irish dinner menu that suits the surroundings perfectly.
So those of you inclined to have a meal will have the option of doing so too! Hopefully the volume will be less than it was during the drink night at Bar 9 back during the SCBWI Conference.

And if anyone's looking for an explanation of what Book Expo is and what it's like for your average author/illustrator, take a gander at the Mo Willems piece Book Expo American Schedule.

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At 10:28 AM , Blogger Liz B said...

I'll be there, along with a few friends!

At 11:56 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...


At 2:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope to see you there!

At 3:21 PM , Blogger Paula said...

So glad I'll finally be able to make one of these!

At 6:48 PM , Blogger Stacey Shubitz said...

Hi there.

I'm tagging you for a meme, http://mentortexts.blogspot.com/2007/05/8-things-meme.html.



At 11:24 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for planning this. I'll be there!

At 11:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me, too! Can't wait!

At 3:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a YA author in Chicago (5 book fantasy series coming out with Candlewick and Walker Books), and I'd love to stop by for a drink. Will I have to eavesdrop on conversations to find out which is the kidlit group?

Chris Rettstatt

At 7:47 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Good question. Here's what I'll wear: A blue strappy number with silver shoes. Or maybe I'll carry a children's book. That might be easier to spot. Yes. Yes, that's it. I will have a book on hand. Perhaps my favorite of the year, or maybe just the one I'm reading right now.

At 4:25 PM , Blogger margo said...

I'm going to try to come to this tomorrow...looking forward to meeting you and Liz in person!


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