Now that BEA is officially here, the excitement is starting to grow! I'm so excited to talk with everyone about books and to meet new and old friends! I'll be sharing my tips each week until the big event!
Food: While the convention center has a cafeteria and there are usually food trucks outside, be sure to plan a time for meals. I'm usually terrible about lunch because there are so many authors that I want to meet that it's hard to take the time to just sit down and relax. Plus the lines are long and it's hard to grab a seat.
* bring snacks or a quick lunch you can eat in line I keep some food in my suitcase - just in case.
* if you're a librarian, there's a librarian lounge sponsored by SLJ/LJ. They have snacks. I duck in there for a pick bite to eat.
Bags: While rolling bags are NOT permitted within the exhibit hall, check your bag at the coat check. Trust me, this will save your back! Carry a small bag with you and when it gets full, empty it into your suitcase.
Other book signings* take place around the city during this time.
This is from Richelle Mead's website:
Thursday, May 30 - New York City - 7pmBarnes and Noble - Union Square33 E 17th St.
New York, NY 10003
*Event includes a panel of bestselling authors answering questions: Marie Lu, Richelle Mead, Rick Yancey, Andrea Cremer, Sarah Dessen
*A normal signing will follow the panel. I will sign up to four books per person--one personalized and the others just autographed. We'll do pictures if time permits.
*This is a public event. No tickets required.
*I'm sure there are more - but this is the one that I know about. If anyone knows of more, I'm happy to post them.
Outside BEA: If you've made a list of all the things you want to do within BEA, it's time to start making a list of things to do in New York. Are there tourist places you want to go? Make a list of them. I'm hoping to hit Crumbs.