A continuation of my BEA adventures from yesterday. If you missed it, I had a blast. It should be pretty obvious from these picture, even though I missed so many awesome moments. But, here are the highlights.
One of my most anticipated books of the year is Shannon Messenger's Keeper of the Lost Cities. I was at the front of the line for her signing and she is completely adorable. I've already started her book and am so psyched to finish and review it (although, you won't see the review for several months).
While wandering around the booths, I stumbled upon this AWESOME signing. I love Jordan Matter's work and I can't wait to hang this poster on my wall. He was so nice and showed me some of the photos he had taken that day. His book is going to be amazing.
That night was the Apocolypsies event. My friend Tara (not Allison) from YA Magic Pages won a great prize package and I made out with a ton of swag. In case you didn't notice... I love swag! I'll be giving a lot of this away soon. Kim knew I was looking for Keeper of the Lost Cities and she made sure she got a copy for me when they were giving it out, so there will be a Keeper arc and Apocalypsie swag soon!
Wednesday I met some rock star writers who were completely down to earth. I'm a total Maureen Johnson fan girl and I forgot to take a picture, because I was so excited, but here is my signed book:
Another of my most anticipated books is The Diviners by Libba Bray. She was seriously amazing at getting people through her line and the tickets they handed out to those of us lined up were amazing. Each mini burlap bag had a card and a necklace. This is swag I'm going to keep. I'm totally jazzed!
Tim Gunn had a looooong line, but he was so nice. Everyone got a picture, sincere conversation, and a signed excerpt. He had been signing for an hour and a half by the time I got to the front of the line and he seemed completely fresh. I was not the only one impressed with him.
I forgot my phone on Thursday and it was so sad! Thursday seemed less crowded than the previous two days and the signing lines were short. I got some amazing signed booked that I'm really excited to read and review. Thursday was the first day that I saw a Starbucks line short enough to make it worth buying coffee (and I'm addcited to coffee).
Overall, I'm completely sold on BEA. I met amazing people and can't wait until next year. As long as BEA accepts bloggers, I'll be attending BEA.
If you attended BEA, what were your favorite memories from this year? If you didn't, do you plan on going next year? Also... are there any other conventions that I should think about attending?