Monday, May 23, 2011

2011 Nancy Drew Sleuths Convention Wrap Up Part 2

Friday, April 1: Downtown Charlottesville & Library Event

We began the day at the downtown Charlottesville library which would be the recipient of our charity raffle donation. We put on a Nancy Drew event and I spoke about Nancy Drew in a brief 101 introduction with some information for first time collectors and newbies to get them started on the basics all about Nancy Drew and her world and some history about the series and its creators. Then we had a treat with ghostwriter Alison Hart, who spoke about her writing and ghosting of Nancy Drew books—the process was very interesting!

She graciously signed our books and sold some of hers as well.

Everyone had plenty of free time the rest of the day outside schedule events like our stained-glass craft at The Glass Palette and our evening ghost tour.

The glass craft was so much fun and several Sleuths created peacocks. I tried my hand with a pendant and made a stick figure Nancy silhouette.

The weather was pretty chilly but the wind died down by the evening ghost tour. Both tours got to see how Frank Hardy turned out—he’s now a realtor!

And on my tour, while at the home of a famous local murder, the street lights mysteriously turned on and off. Spooky!

To Be Continued...


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