#TxLA17 Part 3

On Thursday I woke up SO excited to return to TxLA's conference (and also so RELIEVED because my big day of presenting was past me)!  I was thrilled to meet up with my friend Tiffany Whitehead (who had arrived the night before) so we could sit together in the opening keynote...Cory Doctorow!  (yep, 2 days in a row of EPIC opening keynote speakers!)

Of course we couldn't resist tweeting to #TxLA17 so we'd make the BIG screen before the opening began!

Can I summarize Cory Doctorow in one word?  AMAZING!  As a huge fan of his books and website, it was quite a treat to hear him speak and share his world views.  

After his keynote, I jumped up to get a ticket to get in line to have him sign BOOKS!  

True story:  The first time through the line he signed Homeland for me & I didn't ask for a picture.  The second time through after purchasing his new book, Walkaway, I wasn't as tongue tied & asked for a picture.  ;)  

Afterwards I stopped by to hear/see the second half of the panel all about Texas Library Association, their divisions, and programs.  My amazing friend Nancy Jo Lambert was a part of it plus I finally got to meet John Trischetti III aka Mr. T Librarian face to face (after following each other on Twitter for 3 1/2 years).  

The rest of the day is a blur but oh my word, if you ever get a chance to attend TLA, do it! 


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