Vancouver, Serendipity – some photos

It’s been a wonderful few days here in Vancouver. Serendipity was fabulous – and many thanks to the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable for hosting us and for putting together such a great program. I’ll be heading for the airport shortly, on my way back to the UK, and taking with me some wonderful memories, as well as a suitcase full of books…

Here’s a selection of the many photos I took –

Friday’s Gala Dinner:

Allen Say and Lisa Yee:

Our table, left to right: Corinne, our lovely “Guardian Angel” for the conference Kat Thomson, Lisa’s “Guardian Angel” Rob Biittner, Lisa Yee and me behind.

Saturday – Serendipity 2012 at the Neville Scarfe Building, University of British Columbia – “The Year of the Dragon”

Paul Yee and Lisa Yee:

PaperTigers’ Paper Tiger meets Peepy Peep:

Getting our presentation set up…

Allen Say’s presentation – here with his photograph with Sensei Noro Shinpei:

Making dragons at the lunchtime workshop with Origami Master Joseph Wu:

Then waking everybody up post lunch with some dancing from Shiamak’s Bollywood Dancers – billed to “rouse your inner dragon” – they sure did!

Saturday evening –

And Sunday at the official launch of Paul Yee’s The Secret Keepers, at which he mesmerized his audience by reciting the first few pages:

I will be uploading more photos to Flickr but now I need to head for the airport! Thank you, everyone – Serendipity was a Dragon that roared!

3 Responses to “Vancouver, Serendipity – some photos”

  1. Lisa Yee Says:

    Had such a wonderful time at the conference, and it was great meeting you, Marjorie, and Corrine!

  2. Sally Says:

    Great photos, Marjorie, looking forward to reading more about it!

  3. Marjorie Says:

    Lisa, it was a joy to meet you; and I’m looking forward to seeing your photos.

    And Sally, yes, there’s still lots to tell! I got back home last night and will blog some more about it once my brain has got itself back onto the correct time zone!