Oh my god, Beast Crawl 2014 was so fun!
It really was.
We had a really great turnout at E.M. Wolfman General Interest Bookstore in downtown Oakland-- seriously the place was packed.
It's already kind of a small space, and in standing/sitting-on-the-floor room only people were huddled all the way to the back of the store.
I like Wolfman Books a lot. It's a great little local shop, and the owner, Justin, is super cool and accommodating.
He even opened up the shop on Saturday because of Beast Crawl, even though it was normally closed on Saturdays. But Justin told me that the Beast Crawl was the inaugural Saturday opening for Wolfman, so hopefully people visit the shop so that they stay open on Saturdays.
Friends came to support and it was awesome to see so many people from the Bay lit scene be about it for little ol' Be About It.
Amy Berkowitz, Garrett Murphy, Lauren Traetto, and Mark Cronin all brought their best, and Paul Corman-Roberts was a fun co-host, even though he kept trying to steal the microphone from my hand and messing up the braid Amy put in my hair.
Evan Karp of Litseen got all the readers on video and you can watch them on the site, but I've also embedded the video here. Enjoy! Thanks to all the readers and everyone who came out to witness the spectacle. I hope we made Andy proud, or slightly disappointed.
All photos by Joe Carrow. Video by Evan Karp. "Feeling so attacked right now" image macro by Alexandra Naughton.