Hello Lovely TWWBF Community! I wanted to pause all of this frantic work to get everything in place to say thank you to all of you for your time and energy you've put into this event. We have at least doubled in growth since 2019 - and during two pandemic years! We pivoted! We twisted into pretzels! We figured it out as best we could under super weird circumstances!
As an event organizer I have two serious fears - that people will leave disappointed in the event, and that somebody will show up and say they registered for a table and I've never heard of them! I realize that last one is very unlikely, but it's kind of like the dream where you missed a test you didn't know about and now you won't graduate. SAME VIBE. But the first fear is a lot more realistic because we ARE STILL a newish event that is not genre-specific. I've done a lot of event research and it seems that two strong elements that help determine a sell-out event:
Each year we learn more and continue to evolve and improve. We still have big ideas for this event we plan to slowly implement. We're glad you're here to be a part of our history.
Please BE SURE to take photos, and videos, post on Instagram and Facebook and TikTok - talk about the event and show your tables off. Get photos for future posts to help market yourself at other events. This event will give you a lot of material for social media - which is important whether we like it or not!
That being said - we expect this new venue for Saturday's event to be great and keep us out of any weather and have plenty of parking. There's a bar for chatting after the event and meeting other authors if you like. There's going to be good energy surrounding this event, and we're so glad you're a part of it.
Thank you and all my best -