If you’re on Twitter, you’ll know I went back and forth about whether to go to BEA. I wanted to, but I didn’t have the money, and since I’m married now, I actually have to behave like a responsible adult, since someone else is affected by my actions. BUT, I was able to fenagle enough money to go, so I booked a flight and have frantically been making plans ever since!
Blogger Meet and Greets!
I’m stoked to be one of the bloggers featured at the Firebrand Technologies booth #4077! I’ll be there on Saturday from 11:00am to Noon, and I’d love to meet you if you’ll be at BEA! Here’s a list of all the bloggers who will be doing meet and greets at book #4077.
Whether or not you’re going to BEA, I’ll be tweeting about what’s going on! You can subscribe to my Twitter updates by putting this link into your RSS reader, or follow me on Twitter. If you Twitter about BEA, be sure to use the hashtag #BEA09.
I’ll be at the BEAtweetup party and pretty much want to meet everyone. There’s over 400 people who’ve RSVP’d, so I *probably* won’t get to everyone. And I was not kidding when I said I’m introverted, but I will be donning my extroverted hat and having a good time! A drink in hand won’t hurt, I’m sure. And the fact that I’ll mostly be talking about books, blogging, and Twitter. Pretty much I could talk to a wall about those things and have a great conversation.
I’d love to meet you!
I’m only going to be in New York for Friday and Saturday (Thursday and Sunday are traveling days), but I’d love to meet you! I’m packing my schedule with as much as possible, because why waste a great opportunity? So if you’ll be at BEA and we haven’t already made plans (or if you know of a party I’m missing…) (I’m stoked I’ll be meeting Tyler from Scholastic and author Sarah Pekkanen), then shoot me an email at trish at heylady (dot net) and we’ll arrange something. Because is there anything better than connecting with people over books? I’m pretty sure: no.
Panels, vlogs, and me generally putting my foot in my mouth.
Whether or not you’re going to BEA, you can check out the book bloggers panel on Saturday at 2pm in room 1E15. It features Dawn from She is Too Fond of Books, Stephanie from The Written Word, Julie from Booking Mama, Beth from Beth Fish Reads, Amy from My Friend Amy and Natasha from Maw Books. The panel will discuss will discuss how booksellers, publishers and bloggers can combine forces to bring readers and authors together. If you’re not going to BEA, you can still call in to Blog TalkRadio at 347-945-614 on Saturday, May 30th at 2pm EST to listen live to the panel.
Also, prepare for a couple of vlogs from me this weekend that feature me sticking my foot in my mouth and/or gushing way too much. Example: I’ve met Luis Alberto Urrea, author of the new book Into the Beautiful North at the LA Times Festival of Books, but instead of ME geeking out on HIM, HE geeked out on ME when I told him who I was and that we were friends on Twitter, so now it’s my turn to geek out on him.
ALSO! I will try try try not to mention to Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games, how I want to have her book babies, but things sometimes just come out of my mouth unfiltered, so no guarantees that I won’t completely make a fool of myself.
So make sure you’re watching my blog for updates, because I would bet dollars to donuts that I will have a story that goes like this (which I just made up but would be the thing that would happen to me): “I was talking to this random person at BEA and I was like, ‘Do you know what book I hate? (fill in the blank)’ and then the person will be, ‘Oh, I’m the author of that book.'” ‘Cause that’s just how I roll, with both feet in my mouth.