Wednesday, June 12, 2013

BEA 2013 Coverage - Day 1

What: Book Expo America
Where: Jacob Javits Center, NYC
When: Thursday, May 30, 2013.

Kendare Blake!  Kendare Blake!  That's all I was thinking as I headed into the Javitz on Thursday morning. Sure I passed by some of the bigger booths and although I was right near the book drops, I just couldn't get to them. Yeah, people still jostle you and grab 3 books and before you know it, they are all gone. Oh well. It's just a book.
This blurry photo captures the book drop frenzy perfectly.

Anyway, I loved Anna Dressed in Blood so I really wanted Antigoddess. I gushed a little bit about the book when I met her and told her I adored Cas. She said he would love that because he's that kind of guy.
Then I headed over to the line for 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil who is soooo extremely nice.  Fangirled *again* and headed over to Kami Garcia's signing. 
I'm really looking forward to her solo effort, Unbreakable. She saw my nametag and said she wanted to use the word "midnight" in her title, but it didn't work.
Isn't her ring awesome?  I complimented her on it and she told me that she had it made and it is from her book.  How?  Well, we all have to read it to find out!
 
 I picked up Doon by Carey Corp (l) and Lori Langdon (r) which is a re-telling of Brigadoon.

Although I missed the autographed lithographs of the new Harry Potter cover, I snapped this picture of artist Kazu Kibuishi.  Some people are upset that they are changing the cover, but I feel that this series is so many things to so many people that everyone has their own vision anyway.  Also, there are already different cover versions for HP. 

Here are a few more pictures of signings I went to. 






These two staff members were trying to get me to do naughty things, which I thought was hysterical.

Veronica Roth signed posters to give out. 

Then I hung out with my cohort Karen from For What It's Worth as she waited on line for Eloisa James to sign.


Karen gets her book signed.


I love to get all my books by Jeri Smith-Ready signed.


Because Kate had kindly invited me as her "Plus 1" we headed over to the Penguin Bird Bash. There were fun punch drinks, organic and vegetarian hotdogs, desserts, AWESOME music and authors, other bloggers and a special appearance by "The" Penguin. Cindy from Cindy's Love of Books won an i-pad mini! It was the number between mine and Kate's - So close! But congratulations Cindy!


Kate (Midnight Book Girl) & Cindy (Cindy's Love of Books).

Sue Grafton made an appearance!











9 comments:

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

Great Recap! Isn't Eliosa James just the sweetest? :)

Kate Midnight Book Girl said...

I had no idea you had taken so many pictures! Next year I vow to take more n because I love the way you put this post together! I love all the pics but my favorite is the close-up of Kami Garcia's ring! Also the pic of us. I really had a great time. So excited that we started off day one with Antigoddess!

Smash Attack! said...

So much fun! Thanks for the recap.

Kate Midnight Book Girl said...

I had no idea you had taken so many pictures! Next year I vow to take more n because I love the way you put this post together! I love all the pics but my favorite is the close-up of Kami Garcia's ring! Also the pic of us. I really had a great time. So excited that we started off day one with Antigoddess!

Roberta R. said...

LOL, I loved the recap and pics *says hello to Karen*. It feels like I'm here...just a bit ;).
What did Jeri do with her hair? She's unrecognizable! The old hairdo and colour suited her better IMHO. I'm just saying...

Julie@My5monkeys said...

Oh that looks like so much fun. Great to see all the pictures and loved seeing karen. :)

Cindy Smith said...

Great recap Pam. Love the pics :)

fakesteph said...

Did we take a picture together our first day????? :( Also--it was so great to see you and BEA was so fantastic and I can't wait for next year!

Aurian said...

Awesome report, thank you!

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