Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Sunday Salon: BEA Has Arrived!

May seemed very far away when I registered for BookExpoAmerica (BEA) and BookBloggerCon - but here we are on May 22nd and the festivities start next week!  I am looking forward to my second trip to both conferences - especially since I was hardly able to participate in last year's events.  We had a crisis (read: total meltdown) at work the week before BEA and as a result I only made it to the BBC on Friday and even then I was dashing out to take calls and find a place to log on to deal with urgent emails.  Fortunately, this week is much calmer and although I will likely not be able to get to the convention center on Tues and Wed, I will definitely be there on Thursday and at BBC (uninterrupted, please God) on Friday.  I am also going to be able to take part in some of the evening events since they take place after work hours.  I have been reading everyone's schedules and have finally pulled a tentative one together for my time at the events  . . .

Harper Perennial Book Blogger Lunch -  I am looking forward to hearing about how is book is "made" including editing and art.

Evening (I am either going to need a teleporter or make some choices for the evening - too many great things happening simultaneously)

Peter Hamill at the Soho Apple store (5pm)
Picador Reception (6-8pm)
Jonathan Tropper and Laura Dave at Corner Bookstore (6pm)

 Work :(

Work :(
 . . . but I may try to dash over to Javits for Marisa de los Santos's signing (9:30-10:30)

Harper Collins Book Blogger Reception (6pm) - I attended this last year and it was a great place to meet fellow bloggers

Adult Author Breakfast (8:30-9:30am)
Anne Enright signing The Forgotten Waltz in booth 3424 (10-10:30am)
Jennifer Close signingGirls in White Dresses in booth 4420 (11:30)
Book Blogger Convention Reception - Javits (3-5pm)
Atria Reception (5-7pm)


All I can say is that it is a good thing this week is followed by a 3 day weekend - I will need rest and time to catch up on the all the work I ducked out on during the week!

What events are you excited about this year?  If you are going to BEA/BBC, please let me know - it would be great to meet in person! I look forward to meeting you all this week! And if you are looking for places in NYC to take a break and read a bit, check out my post on the Top Ten Places to Read in the City.


  1. Have fun at BEA!! I'm jealous, but I'll live vicariously through you guys! :)

  2. I'll be at the Book Blogger Con on Friday (just for the day). Hope to get a chance to see you then!

  3. Oh, I really would love to go! Hope you have fun and nothing crops up to interfere!


  4. I'll be at BBC and the authors breakfast Thursday. This is my first time so it's only a Thurs and Fri for me. Hope to see you.

  5. I'll be around BEA and associated events Tuesday afternoon through Friday afternoon. Very much looking forward to seeing you again! =D

  6. I'm jealous!! Have fun!!! :)