This target was on my back as my Honey and I wandered around this fabulous event held in East Peoria, Il. The Authors were kind, friendly, and full of information. However, about 25 to 30 of the “women” who were attendees such as I, were extremely rude, arrogant, and outright thieves. I watched a “gang” of women overwhelm an author’s table and fill their bags with coffee cups, bottles, a couple of books, and other assorted items.
I mentioned this to the Author who got scammed and she said it happens. Hmm…what if I, one of the few men at this event, had tried the same thing? Bam! Out I would have been taken/removed.
I also commented to several “volunteer” helpers and much to my chagrin, “no big deal” was the replies I received.
I plan on attending several more Author Events in person this year and I sure hope there are NO roving gangs of thieving women.
The End, for now.