Day 2 - Wednesday June 6, 2012.
Well this day of BEA was almost the death of me. In a good bookish way of course! I had to get up extra early to attend the Power Reader Breakfast at Random House. If any of you know me, I am *not* a morning person, but this was important to me so my alarm was set! When I got back to the Javits Center, my phone battery died and I couldn't contact the person who checked my suitcase for me while I went to the RH event so I couldn't dump off any books during the day. It was hot and crowded and if not for my handler Lisa saving me with a power bar and bottled water, I may not have made it!
Ahem...anyway, Wednesday morning was the Random House Power Reader Breakfast.
The display in the lobby is very impressive.
This woman taunted us with her latte. Luckily I was immune because I don't like coffee!
Lisa and me at the Breakfast. Random House also gave everyone a generous swag bag of books as we departed. After the event, we hopped in a cab and went back to BEA. The first thing I did when I got back to the Javits Center was find the end of the line for theYA signing at the Harlequin Booth.
Katy McGarry, author of Pushing the Limits.
Julie Kagawa signed The Iron King.
Another doggy sighting! I'm pretty sure this is a therapy dog.
I love Tim Gunn. I love Project Runway. Unfortunately, the line was just a little too long and I had too much to do to get his new book. I really wanted to meet him, but I had to be satisfied with getting a snapshot. And yes, he is just as good looking and put together in person.
Jonathan Maberry signs in the Horror Writers of America booth. Looking on is author and publisher of Evil Jester Press, Charles Day.
It's Guiness's tallest man and a Harlem Globetrotter!
Me and Steph from Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust.
I got her book last year at BEA, but I just *had* to wait on line to tell her how much I loved it. Is that dumb?
I ran into Vince Liaguno, editor of Butcher Knives and Body Counts, an awesome anthology of Horror essays. We chatted about a few of his upcoming projects soon and how we're both looking forward to The Stoker Awards in New Orleans in 2013.
Two of the funnest and funniest bloggers ever, Kim from On the Wings of Books and my pal Kate from Midnight Book Girl. Here they are happily showing their number in the long, long, Harlequin Dark Days signing line.
Elizabeth Norris, author of Unraveling.
Another doggy sighting! Sorry it's blurry, this guy was moving a lot.
The Fake Steph and me. We went to the Little, Brown booth fairly early to get on line for Libba Bray. We were told to come back a half hour before the signing. We were thinking that we'd come back an hour before the signing to be safe. We actually didn't wander far and we started talking off to the side. All of a sudden we look up and there's a line on the other side of the aisle! WTF? Oh well, we didn't think the two of us could convince the 20 or so people on line that *we* were really the start of the line. However, we had time to chat about a ton of stuff!
Libba Bray, as you can see, is very funny and was in very good spirits.
After that I dashed over to the Autographing Area to wait on line for a copy of The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. In this line I met Ashley from Quixotically Uncharted.
Stay tuned for a recap of the last day of BEA.