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Let the launch begin!
B.O.B., Gary, and Franks, the Aliens, man the sign-in table with Lego Super Jewels
Lego Super Jewels was made by the uber-talented Wes Romaine.
Guest's autographed B.K.'s personal copy.
Illustrator, Travis Hanson, came all the way from Los Angeles to sketch guests for donations to Camp Encourage.
Beautiful book cake by Stacy's Sweets in Ozark, Missouri!
Gluten-free alien cake by Stacy's Sweets in Ozark, Missouri.
Eyeball cake pops by Stacy's Sweets in Ozark, Missouri.
B.K.'s table is ready to go!
B.K. is dressed as her hero, Krista McAuliffe!
Jaqi si dressed as her hero, The Tenth Doctor.
Jaqi allowed us to display her fluffy blue unicorn and Mickey Mouse gloves, featured in the book.
B.K. and Jaqi ready to sign books.
The four queens of STARS 4 Autism were ready to do their magic!
STARS 4 Autism is ready to share and raffle their books.
Dr. Linda Barboa (right) and Elizabeth Obrey (left), authors of "Stars in Her Eyes: Navigating the Maze of Childhood Autism" and "Tic Toc, the Autism Clock: Your Guide to a 24/7 Plan" with Dr. Robert Jason Grant, founder of AutPlay.
Becky Swearingin and her therapy dog, Pippin, arrive. Therapy dogs can be very helpful to individuals with autism.
B.K., Jaqi and Travis
B.K. and Sherry "Abe" Lincoln, author of "The Everywhere House," and bestie.
B.K. and Jerri Foster, teacher extraordinaire.
B.K. with Holly Lambert, the first recipient of the First Annual STARS 4 Autism Josh Lambert Champion Award, and amazing lady. You're a rock, Holly!
Holly gets her book, autographed by B.K. and Jaqi
B.K. and Greg Hollman from the Springfield News-Leader
B.K., Jaqi and Dr. Robert Jason Grant, founder of AutPlay
Sherry "Abe" Lincoln and Marsha "Laura Ingalls Wilder" Anderson
Author Elizabeth Obrey and family.
Dr. Robert Jason Grant and family.
Travis sketches for kids for donations to Camp Encourage.
Travis sketches for a Alissa (from Camp Encourage) and her son for a donation.
Travis sketched a beautiful cat in Nicole's copy of his book, "Adventures for a Lazy Afternoon."
Travis sketched a (WHAT IS THAT THING?) in Sarah's copy of his book, "Adventures for a Lazy Afternoon"
Travis drew this beautiful pic of B.K. as a paleontologist who discovered a living Trike and it became her buddy.
Guests enjoyed posing with the Lord of the Rings cosplayers, author J. Chris Wilson, Sophi and Matt.
The Lego table was a hit!
The Lego table was a hit!
B.K., Jaqi and Holly sharing the story of Josh Lambert, who had a kind heart, a joyful spirit, and was a champion for others.
B.K. and Jaqi tell about the beautiful kind heart of Josh Lambert.
Josh and Jaqi having their Minecraft playdate in their hearts, artwork by Travis Hanson.
Shooting stars are a great symbol of the award.
Holly Lambert accepts the first award in honor of her son, Josh.
We raised $141 for Camp Encourage, a camp for children with high-functioning autism in the Kansas City area. Thank you, guests and Travis!
Lego Super Jewels rides with Travis, who I think is quite taken with her.
Sarah reads with Lego Super Jewels, who is excited about her new job as the SJ mascot! Where will she go next? A classroom? A book fair?