Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you know about the World Mermaid Awards
, which are happening tomorrow at the Silverton
. There will be mermaid vendors, panels, a pageant
, and a big pool party with Hannah Fraser
And then tonight, to celebrate, the Rainbow Blvd Barnes and Noble is having a MERMAID BALL and AUTHOR SIGNING
. Read about it below!
Mermaids are everywhere in the media right now—and they’re coming to Las Vegas in droves for the World Mermaid Awards (August 12th at the Silverton). To celebrate, Barnes and Noble will be hosting a fabulous mermaid signing and mermaid ball, with guests including the world’s foremost mermaid Hannah Fraser—who’s coming in straight from swimming with sharks in the wild!—Weeki Wachee mermaid Kylee Trochee, International Mermaid Pageant proprietor Stephanie Sims, MerCon host Sita Lange, tailmaker Jerilyn Winstead, and many more shimmering mermaid guests!
Our fabulous mermaid authors include:
- Carolyn Turgeon, whose latest novel Mermaid was recently optioned by Sony Pictures, making it one of two little mermaid projects currently in development (Country Strong’s Shana Feste is set to write and direct)
- Award-winning poet Matthea Harvey, who published her first mermaid poem in The New Yorker last summer, and has been writing about mermaids ever since
- Tera Lynn Childs, award-winning author of teen mermaid tales Forgive My Fins and Fins Are Forever
- Award-winning novelist Timothy Schaffert, who published his first mermaid story, “Mermaid in the Tree,” in the fairytale anthology My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, last year
Listen to mermaid readings, get your books signed, learn how to be a better mermaid… and come in mermaid garb and win prizes!
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Thursday, August 11, 7pm
Barnes & Noble #2772
2191 N. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89108
Store Contact: Crystal Perkins