I may have mentioned this a time or ten, but I’M GOING TO BEA!!! The time can be counted in hours now, even for a math challenged gal like me.
I said it on Facebook, but I’ll sum up my expectations here too: it’s kind of like Sex and the City, but with far less sex and lots more books… still that same amount of alcohol though!
For the last two years, BEA was a dream that my heart dared not speak aloud. But you know what? That was stupid! Because all I had to do was mention to my friend Kim from On the Wings of Books, and presto, changeo, magic! We were going to BEA! We met and plotted with our friend Steph from The Fake Steph, we ordered business cards and discussed what baked goods to tempt Maureen Johnson with when we meet her and finally make her our friend. Kim and I found two awesome bloggers to share our hotel room with: Cindy of Cindy’s Love of Books and Kellie of REAWrite. Thankfully Cindy is a veteran of BEA, so Kellie, Kim and I will be clinging to her like baby kangaroos climbing out of their mama’s pouch. We may have to give Cindy and honorary “K” name.
So, what’s the point of this post? Well, like many of my blog posts… there really isn’t any point. But lots of other bloggers are posting a getting to know me, or how to NOT act like a spaz at BEA, or what they’re packing. Since I’m a newbie I can’t really say what to pack, and it’s a foregone conclusion that I’ll be acting like a spaz at BEA, so I thought I’d post some pictures so that you can recognize me. Feel free to say hi, or ask for my business card since I bought a butt load of them (depending on the size of your derriere, but trust me it’s a lot!). You can call me Kate or Katie. I go by both, and I’ll probably introduce myself as both. I normally say Katie, but write Kate. You can also call me Hey Girl, especially if you look like Ryan Gosling, or you know Ryan Gosling.
So here’s me:
It’ll be all Sad Panda Face if I don’t get a copy of new Odd book, but there’s few books I’m going in with the expectation of getting my grubby paws on, so hopefully any books I do get will send me into a state of pure euphoria.
I’m leaving Sunday morning at the UNGODLY hour of 4:10am, but the upshot is we’ll be in NYC by noon. I’m taking MegaBus, which is a cool double decker bus. I’m staying through Saturday, so if you want to hang out, I am available.
I’ll be going to Blogger Convention on Monday, I’m going to the John Green breakfast, and I’m doing a cocktail party for Laura Moriarty, author of the amazing book The Chaperone, and then later that night The Penguin Bird Bash on Wednesday. I’m doing Teen Carnival too. Not quite sure what else I’ll be doing, other than I know I’m hitting The Strand at some point! I have to buy Courtney from Abducted By Books a little something, and perhaps leave a note from her somewhere in the stacks for another book lover to find.