Did you know that Ana’s Attic is an #officialfifty blog? As one of the original blogs to promote and support the books, we were chosen as one of the fifty blogs to promote the movies. We were invited to the premiere in LA in February. See my recap of that trip here.
Then we were also invited to the DVD premiere in NY, but it was during the RT conference so I made it a super quick trip–here is the recap:
I met Raegan at the hotel around noon. She is from Canada and has never been to New York, so we walked around Times Square and had lunch at Ellen’s Stardust Diner before getting ready for the event.
When we got to the Whitby Hotel, we were greeted by a ton of Manservants (click to check it out) wearing masquerade masks, some yummy food, drinks, champagne and dessert. The costume designer was there as well as some costumes. We had makeovers by the film’s makeup artists, using the makeup worn by Ana, there were cool photo booths, a guy reading from the book, props from the movie and more. The manservants were everywhere, catering to our every need, including fanning us because it was crazy hot.
We were then invited into the theater. There were gift bags in every seat with copies of Fifty Shades Darker, Mac lipstick, a Fifty Shades candle, the “yes” keychain, a pen and more (this is the giveaway!). Then EL James came in for a Q & A. You can watch that below.
The next day we awoke to rain. I planned on taking Raegan sightseeing until my flight at 4, but I woke up to my flight back to Atlanta for RT being cancelled. The put me on one at noon with a few connections, but I had to race to the airport and leave poor Raegan in the city alone. (She still had fun). Well I get there, and the airport is closed! No flights going anywhere. I sat there for 9 hours, trying to get on 3 standbys, but finally got back to Atlanta around 11:00pm Thursday.
Where did I go? Straight to the bar. And guess who I found there? E.L. James! I flew all the way to NY to meet her and there she was! Luckily, I got her to sign the two extra books I got, and now I am giving one away, and the other at a later date, so stay tuned!
Prize pack includes:
- Fifty Shades Darker paperback signed by EL James
- Fifty Shades Darker Poster
- The “official” mask
- A Fifty Shades Darker Google Cardboard Viewer (I honestly can’t figure these out)
- Mac Lipstick in “Feels So Grand”
- Mac Lipliner in “Cherry”
- The “YES” flashing keychain with the Fifty Shades logo on the front
- A Fifty Shades Darker Candle
- A mail-in coupon for the DVD/Blue-Ray combo pack
- Various swag from Ana’s Attic and other authors
I’m sorry but this giveaway is for U.S. Addresses only.
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