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Authors After Dark Summer Camp 2012

The 2012 Authors After Dark event was slightly different from past years, as we skipped the normal vendor room and workshops, to make room for author field trips and exploring one of the greatest cities in this country! Panels, parties and the book signing were also all still there, but with a Cajun flair.

The Mistress of Ceremonies in 2012 was Joey W. Hill and we couldn't have been happier! The Authors After Dark staff are HUGE fans of her books, and we know many more discovered her and became rabid fans by the end of the event!

Authors After Dark 2012 had an attendee limit of 400, which was met. Totaling 80 authors and 320 attendees which includes those in the industry.

New in 2012: Echoes of New Orleans Masquerade Ball

Attendees joined Mistress of Ceremonies Joey W. Hill for a lovely dinner and ball steeped in the lore and mystery of the crescent city. Enjoying food, fun, freebies and lovely music to dance the night away. Costumed attendees also participated in the 2012 costume contest!

In addition to the Ball there were many more spectacular events for attendees including: a proper steampunk tea, intimate chocolate and icecream parties hosted by authors, karaoke, a roaring 20's party and many more!

Authors After Dark 2012 also featured several readings by authors, inlciuding a YA reading which was open to the public. Visit this blog post for more information on these very special panels.

Field Trips:

Authors After Dark in 2012 also offered attendees a unique opportunity to experience New Orleans with their favorite authors, often times through the eyes of characters from books set in this beautiful city. Participating authors included Jaye Wells, Adrian Phoenix, Eliza Gayle and many more authors who write with New Orleans as a backdrop!

Field Trips Included:

Authors in 2012:

This is just a small sampling of the Authors who made 2012 spectacular: Jaye Wells, Diana Rowland, Jeanine Frost, Eliza Gayle, Mark Henry, Nicole Peeler, Kristen Painter, Erin McCarthy, Leanna Renee Hieber, Alexandra Ivy, Allison Pang, Jess Haines, Carolyn Crane, Tilly Greene, Cat Johnson, Stella and Audra Price!

We would like to thank these authors and all of the attending authors for making 2012 in New Orleans incredible.

Charity Baskets:

Jasper Animal RescueAuthors After Dark would like to thank all of the generous gift basket donations by publishers, authors and attendees. The baskets were prizes in a ticketed raffle event in which all proceeds were given to Jasper Animal Rescue Mission.

For more information about Jasper Animal Rescue please click the logo to the right.

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