Hi everyone! So in case you were a total hermit under a rock you know that it was BEA last week, and I was totally there! This was my second year and it was just as exciting and incredible as the first time. I met even more bloggers, I saw an awesome list of authors and even celebrities, and I got home with an intense stack of books. Definitely a successful BEA experience!
First thing we did upon arriving was go to the Harlequin Teen blogger breakfast which was so much fun. We all got to chat with the authors who even come to each table to talk to all of us, and I saw a bunch of bloggers I had met last year as well as new ones I got to meet for the first time.
After that it was off to BEA itself. BEA is one of the most overwhelming, yet incredible event I’ve ever been to. We’re surrounded by authors and bloggers and publishers – bookish people of all kinds in one building is just epic! You either found me in line for an author signing, or roaming the floor for book drops – which is where a publisher will have a certain book piled up and you can just grab it if it interests you.
This year I was not as shy and overwhelmed, so I got a lot of pictures with both bloggers and authors – if the signing line is long, selfies are so quick and don’t hold up the line at all, and every author I asked was more than happy to get in there with me! Definitely something I recommend you do – the memories from them are worth it:
BEA also always has celebrity guests. I didn’t officially “meet” any of them (lines were insanity) but I did stalk their booths. I saw Jason Segel, Stan Lee, Danielle Fishel (Topanga), and Billy Idol (lol!). A few more were there but I missed them, like Neil Patrick Harris and Tina Fey – who was apparently walking around on Saturday amongst us muggles! GASP! Jason Segel was def. the highlight of my celeb sightings!
But really the most fun I had at BEA on both years was meeting bloggers I have been friends with on Twitter for months – or years! I mean, that just always blows my mind to get to see that these people are all real!!
Wanna see more of my BEA adventure?
Have a look at my BEA 2014 photo album on Facebook!(It has captions for even more recap!)
You’ll see a few more pics of the happenings. Like the Book Blogger Picnic which was great even if it got rained out. Then there was the hell that was BookCon where they thought it was a good idea to cram 10,000 extra people in a tiny area (it was a huge mosh pit – like really, security was called several times for line issues!). And also my full BEA book haul, of course!
I do plan to be at BEA 2015, so I hope to see you there! It’s an experience you will never forget!
Psst: Were you at BEA, too? Leave me your recap link in the comments! I love to read them!