Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Pinoy Book Tours Christmas Party!

So who's excited for this?

You might've seen the slew of tweets / e-mails and surveys we've posted online in preparation for this party and we are finally (almost) done! We thank all bloggers/bookworms who signed up to join us on our small celebration and gathering of book lovers!

Here's what you need to know about the party:

The Venue: Dome Cafe, Shangri-La Plaza
The Date: December 8, 2013
Time: 12 noon to 3 pm

If you need directions on how to find Dome, the address is: 

Shop Number GD114, Level 1 Shangri-La Plaza Mall Shaw Blvd. cor EDSA
Wack Wack, Mandaluyong

A few FAQs for everyone:

What do I need to do to attend the party?

If you filled out the survey form we posted a few weeks ago, then you're in!

However, if you didn't and you want to attend the party still, we aren't saying no, although we can't guarantee you a seat since the venue can only accommodate 20. It might be too uncomfortable for you to stay standing for three whole hours and we don't want that!

We already have 23 people attending the party and 25 is the maximum, the place might be too cramped for everyone. Plus, you'll risk missing out on the Secret Santa event since we've already closed sign-ups for that recently. If you're okay with the cons and you just want to meet new friends/bloggers/fellow bookworms, then it's up to you to crash the party!

What is this Secret Santa shenanigans all about?

If you're familiar with monito monita, then you know what this is about. Think of it as an exchange gift activity, but we're adding a twist. Again, we've opened sign-ups for this a week ago and closed it recently. If you did fill out the form, then you're also in! We sent the details via e-mail since we have a special activity included. ;)

Can I still join Secret Santa?

Nope. Sorry, we've already closed sign-ups.

Can I crash join the party even though I didn't fill out the survey form?

See our explanation on the first question please.

Okay, so I filled out the survey form and the Secret Santa form, what do I need to bring on the day of the party?

A few things:

- Your lovely self (very important!)
- Your gift as a Secret Santa and that special something we talked about via e-mail
- Money for the food
- Your competitive spirit! Brush up on your skills about anything and everything YA!
- Extra YA books you are willing to let go (can be 1 or 5, it's up to you)
- Swag, if you have extra
- Candies

Competitive spirit? For what?

Because we have games, that's why! Unlike last year, it's going to be a wee bit more challenging and a little more fun!

What do I get for being... competitive?

Aside from being recognized as the smartest YA Pinoy Book Blogger? We have prizes. And they're good prizes. No, great prizes. We promise, it'll be worth fighting over!

What exactly are we going to do at the party?

Okay, here's how it'll roughly go:

- Socialize for a few minutes
- We play 1 game *
- We eat
- We play another game *
- We do the book pile
- We play one final game *
- We socialize some more

*All games have prizes, don't worry.

This party is a venue and an opportunity to be closer to your fellow Filipino YA book bloggers, so we will try to make time for all of you (and us) to get to know each other. We're a small group, but that doesn't mean we can't be a very friendly, close group. This is your chance to meet other readers with, if not the same then most probably similar taste in books as you do. Exchange recommendations, fangirl over hot, fictional boys, gossip about the latest scoops and scandals in the YA world (if such a thing exists), lament a book's less than stellar ending, it's all up to you.


Whew, that was a long FAQ. If you still have questions about the party, feel free to leave a comment here, or if it's something you want to ask in private, shoot us an e-mail or tweet/send us a DM on twitter (@PinoyBookTours)!

See you at Dome Cafe!

Friday, November 22, 2013

PBT Secret Santa!

Are you excited for the Christmas Party? We are too! We'll be sending out the final details (hopefully) this weekend, so hang in there! I know you all want to be a part of this, and we thank you for that!

Now we are doing things old school, so if you are attending and you want to participate in PBT's Secret Santa in time for the party, just fill out the form below. And we'll be spicing things up a bit this year! You'll know once we start sending Secret Santa info. ;)

Important note: Please only fill out the form IF YOU ARE ATTENDING the party. If for some reason you can't make it, make sure to have your gift sent to the one assigned to you or give it to someone who can give it on your behalf.

Final update: all Secret Santa details have been sent to everyone. Sign-ups are now officially closed.