Now that BEA is over I thought I’d do an overall review on it and a recap of my past two days. Overall, I just loved my experiences. Meeting all these great authors, editors and bloggers. Seriously an amazing experience.
I have to say, the BEA app made things so easy. You were allowed to browse publishers, book releases, authors and autograph lists. It was easy to set up my agenda. However, I do wish it was updated. There were plenty of authors that did not appear in the app and I only happened to find them by luck.
Tahereh Mafi for example was a last minute addition that I was happy to have seen. She was very friendly and although I made it clear I am so Team Warren she refused to give any hints. 😉 And I gotta say, in those few minutes I tried to pry some info out of her, she says we’ll just have to wait and see.
Julie Kagawa had me reverting right back to groupie mode after having felt desensitized to meeting all these amazing authors. I complimented her on her awesome skills on weaving me around her fingers with her storytelling (in not so many words) and told her what I thought of her ending to The Eternity Cure. Which was pretty desperate to know what happened next. I think what was said after could have been perceived as a threat- that if there was no line I would badger her until she gave me some deets to hold me over. Well she laughed and was a great sport. Definitely pretty memorable for me.
I also had the pleasure of meeting Richelle Mead. She was friendly but didn’t make too much effort to socialize. With the line she had, she might’ve been feeling the pressure so no judgements. Just saying.
Ok. So every time I think of the BEA conference the word that comes to mind is amazing. And while this is absolutely the case I also realize its about that time for me to read the dictionary and find adjectives beside awesome and amazing. 🙂 I had the time of my life and am already looking forward to next year. And I definitely have some great giveaways planned so stay tuned… You know, once I sort through these two suitcases worth of books.