TOGA PARTY! (For Heroes of Olympus #2)

October 2nd, 2011 by

toga-party-signYou know how it’s always nice and sunny when you don’t have any plans, and then the one day you have a big outdoor event to attend, it POURS? Well, that’s kind of what happened to us yesterday.

Rick Riordan’s publishers held a toga party in New York yesterday, to celebrate the upcoming release of The Heroes of Olympus Book 2: The Son of Neptune (in stores October 4). As you know from our many, many posts about his books, we’re HUGE fans of Rick Riordan, so we’d been looking forward to the shindig all week.

But apparently, Zeus did not care. Because right when we got to the event, it rained and rained and rained. And rained and rained. And rained.

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Luckily, no lightning! (Maybe someone stole Zeus’ lightning bolt again?) But still, the rain meant the party shut down early and we missed seeing Rick Riordan. Well, we did hear him saying goodbye to the crowd as we ran towards the stage, but he had disappeared into The Mist by the time we got there…

At least some of the gods hung around! And they weren’t shy about posing for a photo with Karen:

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Hey, mister! Watch where you swing that anvil!

The gods were also kind enough to pose with some young Romans:

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