5th #FilReaderCon Recap!

The 5th Filipino ReaderCon was held in DLSU yesterday, November 28, 2015. The main event and booths were located at Henry Sy Hall. While the sessions were held at the Yuchengco Bldg. Their theme for this year was "Toward a Reading Revolution". Here are the activities and sessions from the event:
There were booths from publishers and authors outside The Verdure hall but I hovered by the #romanceclass booth frequently.

Paolo Chikiamco hosted the plenary session at The Verdure.

After the welcoming ceremony, it's time for the sessions to take place. I attended The Blog Tour panel, so i wasn't able to take photos of the other parallel session, Readers Take the Rein (Eriele, Blooey, Tarie and Zarah). Go check out the blogs of Anne and Xi:

After the quick break for AM snacks, we went to watch the session Supporting Authors You Love. Mina, Bebang, Tepai and Kim shared what's the best way to show support for authors. It was enlightening to hear things from an author's perspective, it was really fun and an interactive discussion. Ms Bebang was so hilarious.
Left to right: Mina, Kim, Tepai, Bebang
We ate lunch then resumed the sessions at 1:30PM. I attended the Speed Dating with Authors. Not sure how speed dating works but during the session, we had 3 minutes to talk to each authors. It was a fun experience and a nice way for the authors to interact with the readers.

At 2:30PM, we gathered in the Verdure Hall for the live reading with Rachel and Gio. They read excerpts from Cover (Story) Girl by Chris Mariano, The Boyfriend Backtrack by Dawn Lanuza, Songs Of Our Breakup by Jay E Tria, The Kitchen When It Sizzles (tamed version) by Chrissie Peria and Finding X by Miles Tan. Let's just say the feels were all over the place.

#romanceclass authors with Rachel and Gio

Jay E Tria

Miles Tan

Dawn Lanuza

Chrissie Peria

Chris Mariano
We were given plenty of time to pick up feels on the floor before the Filipino Readers Choice Awards Ceremony. Some went in line to get a free book! I went and shopped books. Couldn't end the day without book shopping! Signings also happened.

Last photos were taken after the reading so i wasn't able to capture when The Kitchen When It Sizzles won the award for Best Romance in English or the hunger games for free books that happened.

All in all, it was a fabulous day for fabulous readers and authors. What an awesome experience for my first time at the Filipino ReaderCon.

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