#cmnselfie2015

Seven Quick Takes from the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show

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Lights! Camera! Seven Quick Takes with Kelly over at This Ain’t the Lyceum!

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Don’t you forget to post your selfies on all over the darned place: #CMNSelfie2015.  Take a special look at all the contests involved.  The easiest perhaps is the Paper Pope Selfie Contest sponsored by Franciscan Media!


Here are my pics from the CMN Selfie Scavenger Hunt! Yes, there will be more than 7.  You’ll be okay with that, right?

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Buying a book:
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Here I am buying by trading with Stephanie Landsem: her The Well for my Don’t You Forget About Me.  The Well comes HIGHLY recommended, so go do the thing.

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Getting breakfast: 

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This was taken in the parking lot right before lipstick heading to Jersey.  Wawa Coffee > Sheetz ANYTHING.

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With Someone Wearing a Hat:

IMG_5656They say you never forget your first Doctor, so imagine my absolute delight when I discovered that my first Doctor was at the CMN Trade Show!  He’s not going by John Smith, though.  His current alias is Peter Ingemi, aka Da Tech Guy. He does all sorts of radio and media stuff.  He interviewed a number of folks at the show, including Ellen Gable, already up.  More are coming, including Carolyn Astfalk and myself.  Anyway, John Smith, Da Tech Guy is a good egg, all around nice guy.

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With Someone Wearing a Religious Habit:

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This nice, friendly Cistercian and his mom were kind enough to pose with me.  Is it just me, or does he look old enough to still need training wheels?  Seriously, though, love the hope borne through all these young vocations to the religious life… and the faithful moms and dads who point the way.

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With an Artisan at His/Her Booth:

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Here I am with Coleen Rossi, the owner of Trinity Cross Collection jewelry.  The design of these charms, earrings and more are to honor to Trinity as well as the suffering Christ endured on the Cross.  Whenever you move, the necklace gives a gentle ring, reminding you of all the Trinity is and does and ever will be.

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At the Catholic Writers Guild Booth:

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Here I am with Rebecca, the CWG conference volunteer coordinator.  You can’t tell by this picture, but she’s also taller than I am.  This makes me very happy.  It also makes me happy that she’ll be hanging out a shingle for editing services, so look for her info showing up here at Tomato Pie in short order.

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With Someone in a Catholic T-Shirt:

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Yeah, ignore my expression here.  In fact, ignore my expression in most of these.  Anyway, this fine gentleman is Mark Nelson of Nelson Fine Arts & Gifts out of Steubenville.  I believe they distribute Catholic To The Max shirts and all other manner of goodness.

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With Someone Who Has Been On EWTN

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Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life let me catch him in the middle of eating an ice cream bar!  Now that’s generosity.

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At the Booth Giving Out Your Favorite Freebie:

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Eternal Lite Flameless Candles was giving out Krackel bars.

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And, Finally, Paper Pope:

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AKA Flat Francis.  Thumbs up, Papa.  Thumbs Up.

PS: Don’t you forget to post your selfies on all over the darned place: #CMNSelfie2015.  Take a special look at all the contests involved.  The easiest perhaps is the Paper Pope Selfie Contest sponsored by Franciscan Media!

CMN 2015 Trade Show Selfie Scavenger Hunt

ETA So many amazing prizes have been added that you will just have to scroll down to the bottom to see them all.  Thanks to Franciscan Media, Maria Morera Johnson, Lisa Hendey, Karina Fabian  and Melanie Rigney for joining in the fun.  


 IF YOU CAN’T MAKE THE TRADE SHOW, GET CREATIVE AND PLAY FROM HOME!
Who’s going to the Catholic Marketing Network Trade ShowI AM!

Last year we had a great time playing the CMN Trade Show Selfie Scavenger Hunt.  Who’s up for a repeat?

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Here’s how you play:

  1. Take a selfie at/with/doing any of the things in the list below.
  2. Post it to your Instagram, TwitterFacebook, Pinterest, blog, whathaveyou, including #CMNselfie2015 wherever you post it.
  3. Search the places listed above for #CMNselfie2015.
  4. Find like minds and hearts!
  5. Follow them on the places listed above.
  6. Get to know each other! Support each other! Share the love!

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And here’s this year’s list!

  1. Buying a book
  2. Getting breakfast
  3. With someone wearing a hat
  4. With someone in a religious habit
  5. With an artisan at his/her booth
  6. At the Catholic Writers Guild booth
  7. With someone wearing a Catholic t-shirt 
  8. With someone who has been on EWTN
  9. At the booth that is giving out your favorite freebie: this is not at all so I might find out more quickly who has the little glass bowl of Lindt truffles.
  10. Of course, with Paper Pope.  BTW, that doesn’t count double for #4.  Paper Pope is in a class by himself.

PRIZES AVAILABLE:

  1. Lisa Hendey has offered 1 signed copy each of Chime Travelers Book 1 and Book 2 to the first person at CMN to post a selfie taken at the Franciscan Media booth and tagged #ChimeTravelers and #CMNSelfie2015. Post in a comment below or tag and Tweet at moi (@erinmcop on Twitter and @erinmccolecupp on Instagram) and I’ll make sure she sees it.
  2. Maria Morera Johnson is offering a copy of her forthcoming My Awesome Beautiful Badass Book of Saints to the first person to post a selfie at the Ave Maria Press Booth at CMN! Post it in a comment below or tag it with #CMNSelfie2015 and tag/Tweet at moi (@erinmcop on Twitter and @erinmccolecupp on Instagram) and I’ll make sure she sees it.
  3. Karina Fabian has offered 1 signed copy each of Infinite Space, Infinite God I & II to the first person to post a selfie taken at the Catholic Writers Guild Booth with an officer!  Tag and Tweet at moi (@erinmcop on Twitter and @erinmccolecupp on Instagram) and I’ll make sure she sees it.
  4. Paper Pope Contest from Franciscan Media: Post a selfie with Paper Pope (a Pope Francis cutout) by11:59pm EDT on Friday, July 24, tagged with #CMNSelfie2015  and tweet/tag me  (@erinmcop on Twitter and @erinmccolecupp on Instagram) and you could win an amazing Franciscan Media Prize Pack, thanks to our friends at Franciscan Media.  [A winner’s name will be drawn from all the paper pope selfies thusly tagged.]  
  5. The first USA resident to comment below with a link to a blog post that includes ALL TEN of the selfies above will WIN a signed copy of my Don’t You Forget About Me and a copy of Melanie Rigney’s Sisterhood of Saints and the hot off the presses Blessed Are You: Finding Inspiration from Our Sisters in Faith.
  6. The first winner to comment below with a link to a blog post that includes ALL TEN of the selfies above who does NOT reside in the USA will WIN a copy of my ebook Working Mother.  

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