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Book Blogger Convention 2010?

Remember that one time (at band camp), where I toyed with the idea of doing a blogger retreat? Yeah, that didn’t happen, though not for lack of interest.

This time I have people helping me plan. And boy do we have a plan. We just need to gauge your interest and likelihood of going so we can plan accordingly.

So this time, the blogger convention will be either right before or right after BEA, which is taking place in New York City. And here’s what Michelle and I have come up with so far:

  • A one day event from 8am-5pm
  • Price of admission/participation = $110 (though there will be the potential for an early bird registration price of $75 for a limited time)
  • Price includes continental breakfast and lunch
  • Registration for conference will allow you to avail yourself of a deeply discounted overnight room rate (better than BEA themselves negotiated we hear) for the entire week

In order for us to plan this, we need to estimate how many people may come so we can get the right size conference room. Also, since Michelle and I will be on the hook for non-refundable deposits, please only fill out the form if you’re super duper serious. Please.

Book Blogger Convention 2010 Potential Interest Form

By filling out this form, you’re not committing to anything. We just need this information so we can move ahead in planning the convention.

Also, if you did do the book blogger convention and stayed in our awesomely discounted rooms, you’d save enough money over the course of the days to pay for your registration to the book blogger convention. Kinda like “the more you buy, the more you save.”

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32 Responses to “Book Blogger Convention 2010?”

  1. Laura @ I'm Booking It

    I filled this out when it came through on GalleySmith’s blog, but I just wanted to say how excited I am about the idea! Thank you so much to you and Michelle for planning this.

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  2. Kathy

    I did this on Michelle’s blog too. I think it’s a fantastic idea and I thank you two for all your hard work.

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  3. Lisa

    This is so uncanny. I was JUST going to post about this! How I wondered if there was such a thing and how much I would LOVE to attend! Let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do to help!

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  4. Kate S.

    This sounds like a fantastic idea!

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  5. Brittanie

    I cannot committ to anything without knowing what city it is being held in.

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    trish Reply:

    Whoops! BEA is in New York City, so the convention would be held in New York City. 🙂

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  6. diane

    It sounds like a wonderful opportunity. I was just thinking how it seemed everything was west coast oriented–this would be great.

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  7. Rebecca

    I don’t want to fill out the form without knowing for sure what my financial situation will be since it is still not great right now. But if I have the means, I will definitely come! I think it sounds fabulous!

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  8. Michelle

    Hmmmm, I don’t know….
    LOL
    Only kidding!
    You know I’m all about this 😉

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  9. Jenn's Bookshelves

    You know I’m in! Can’t wait! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help!

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  10. Vanessa

    How exciting!!!!

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  11. Emily

    When are you reviewing Everything Sucks??!! I am so excited- my friend says it’s one of her alltime nonfiction favorites!

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  12. softdrink

    Well phooey. If all goes as planned, I’ll be in Croatia that month. So I suppose I shouldn’t whine. But still…dammit.

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  13. Beth F

    I already filled out the form. I’m excited about this!!!

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  14. Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

    This is SO exciting AND it’s close to me! YAY!! I should be able to attend!!

    XoXo
    Amy

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  15. gaby317 @ Starting Fresh

    This sounds great! Thanks so much for taking this on. Let me know if I can help out.

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  16. Jenny

    Dammit, I knew I shouldn’t have gotten a job. 😛 This sounds so fun – I can’t go this year, but I hope y’all will do it again another year!

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  17. Sunday Salon – August 30, 2009 – caribousmom

    […] in the works to bring together book bloggers – Trish at Hey Lady! Watcha Readin’? is organizing a Book Blogger Convention in 2010 (and coordinating it around the BEA). Don’t miss out – this looks like a fantastic […]

  18. Wendy

    I am DEFINITELY IN! Thanks for all the work you and Michelle are putting into this, Trish…

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  19. debnance

    I’d love to go to a blogger convention, but I could not go during the week. What about a possible weekend day? A Sunday or a Saturday?

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    trish Reply:

    Unfortunately, I don’t think that will work because we’re trying to tack this convention on to the beginning or end of BEA to make it more cost efficient.

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  20. nat @book, line, and sinker

    oooh! sounds like fun–and it’s a quick ride to the city for me. 🙂

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  21. S. Krishna

    I’m in – cannot WAIT!!!!!!!!!

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  22. sarah pekkanen

    I LOVE this idea. And now that I’m officially blogging, can I come?
    I’m not sure if I’ll be at BEA, but right now I have every intention to go and if I do go, I will come to this if you’ll have me!

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  23. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)

    Since I plan on being at BEA….why would I miss this???

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  24. Stephanie

    I would love, love, love to go. I have even been saving for BEA this year. Of course, my son just got nominated for a great opportunity to spend 8 weeks next summer in Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England as part of a school program. It’s really exclusive and an honor for him. I won’t find out till October what the tuition cost will be, but I have a feeling my BEA money will be going to him this year 🙁 Of course, he totally deserves the chance…not many 8th graders get picked.

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  25. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)

    Trish:
    I wanted to thank you for your kind words about my Lace Reader Review. I actually had that thought rattling around in my head when I was reading the novel and each time the tunnels were mentioned…it just grew more vivid in my mind.

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  26. Kristen

    I would totally love to go but since I can’t even plan what dinner will be if it’s prior to noon on the day it needs to be served, I have no earthly idea if I’ll be able to make it. Therefore, to be on the safe side, I’m not filling the form out. And I’ll probably have to live vicariously through everyone else when it comes right down to it but for now, I’ll live in my dream world and imagine I can come. 🙂

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  27. lisamm

    Let me consult the Magic 8 Ball.. hmm.. chances are not good. Too far, too many days, too much money. Too bad for me.

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  28. Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books

    Yes! I’ve filled out the survey, and Nana is booked to come up from FL and watch the kids. Heh, heh, I may have to tell her and J that the blogger conference is TWO days so I get more time in the city 🙂

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  29. Carrie Bailey

    I’m running a blog where I invite novice authors to blog on writing. I don’t review books, but I review websites about books . . . could I still attend? http://www.peevishpenman.com in Corvallis, Oregon

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  30. Dana

    I’m interested. It would be great to sit around and chat with like minds. I can’t wait to learn more.

    Thanks!

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