We know that BEA can be a bit hectic and scheduling stuff in advance is a must, so we thought it’d be helpful to have all of our events listed in one place! If you’re attending any of these events, totally feel free to say hello! We love meeting our amazing readers!
(And can’t make it to BEA? Then check out the bottom of this post for a chance to “see” some PC gals during the conference!)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29th
Alex Bracken will be attending the BEA Bloggers Conference Happy Hour!
Location: Javits Center, Hall A
Teen Author Carnival with Erin Bowman, Susan Dennard, Sarah J. Maas, and Kat Zhang (and many more amazing authors!). This event is open to the public, so definitely stop by!
Location: Jefferson Market Library (425 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011)
THURSDAY, MAY 30th
Amie Kaufman (& co-author Meagan Spooner) will be signing galleys of These Broken Stars!
Location: Javits Center: Autographing Area, Table 6
Sarah J. Maas will be signing galleys of Crown of Midnight!
Location: Javits Center: Autographing Area, Table 9
Come see Marie Lu at a panel event moderated by Breia Brissey (Entertainment Weekly) with Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave), Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy and Bloodlines), Sarah Dessen (The Moon and More) and Andrea Cremer (Invisibility).
Location: Barnes & Noble Union Square (33 E 17th Street, New York, NY 10003)
FRIDAY, MAY 31st
Marie Lu will be signing samplers of Champion!
Location: Javits Center: Penguin Booth (#1520)
Erin Bowman will be signing Taken!
Location: Javits Center: Autographing Area, Table 2
Susan Dennard will be signing Something Strange and Deadly (and having a mega-awesome raffle giveaway with lots of prizes!)
Location: Javits Center: Autographing Area, Table 3
Kat Zhang will be signing galleys of Once We Were! Location: Javits Center: Autographing Area, Table 4
Sarah J. Maas will be attending the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Lunch With Children’s Authors.
Location: Javits Center: Room 1E14/15
SATURDAY, JUNE 1st
Alexandra Bracken will be signing galleys of Never Fade!
Location: Javits Center: Autographing Area, Table 1
Sarah J. Maas will be on the New Adult Crossover: From YA to Adult and Back Again panel with Samantha Shannon (author of The Bone Season), and their editors, Michelle Nagler and Rachel Manheimer!
Location: Javits Center: Midtown Stage
ALSO: Unable to make it to BEA? Then check out Live From Book Expo, a live video chat series from the floor of BEA! Make sure you RSVP at www.Shindig.com/LiveFromBookExpo and you’ll receive a reminder. You can see Susan Dennard & Sarah J. Maas video chatting at the following times on Saturday, June 1st:
Sarah J. Maas & Samantha Shannon (author of The Bone Season) will be video chatting live!
Susan Dennard will be video chatting live!
And just like last year, the awesome Rachel Seigel (who will be at BEA as well!) has some wonderful advice for first-timers:
As for advice—wear comfortable shoes is #1. If you have a smartphone, I highly recommend the BEA mobile app. It allows you to select the autographings and sessions that interest you and adds them to your calendar and shortlist. I’ve already earmarked a number of things that interest me, so I won’t forget them by the time I get there.
Drink lots of fluids—it gets hot and thirsty in the Javits, and don’t starve yourself! If you can bring some snacks in your bag and save a few bucks do it, because food is pricy and there are long line ups.
Balance the autographings/sessions with time to walk the floor and take it in. My first year I spent way too much time in line to get books signed, which was awesome, but then there was a lot I didn’t see.
Finally, It may be tempting to line up for everything and take everything, but I discovered that I wasn’t really interested in a lot of the stuff I picked up my first year, or I never had time to read them. You don’t want to be one of those people who just starts grabbing- try to consider whether or not the book is something you truly want before you take it- you’ll be thankful for it later.
Hope to see you there! Yay!!!