Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad BEA

Well Folks. I'm officially in panic mode!

In typical TNBBC fashion, I kept telling myself that I had time... time to plan how I wanted to travel, time to plan which events to attend, time to plan meet-ups... and now, I feel like I'm looking down the barrel of BEA. It's rush, rush, rush to organize as much as I possibly can while still leaving myself time to work, read, and relax.

I just typed up an Excel sheet outlining all of the BEA events I want to attend. Last year, I skipped out on all of them except the BBC Reception. (1) I had only really just gotten started with the whole "serious blogger" thing and my contacts were still a bit loose and wobbly. (2) I had a two hour drive back and forth each day and was afraid to stay too late (where drinks were involved).

This year, I am hoping to crash as many parties as my schedule will allow me! Whether I am driving in on my own again, or taking the commuter bus each day (more to come on that tomorrow!), I refuse to miss out on all of the fun this time!

Evilreads published this extremely helpful post today outlining most of the after parties that are occurring during the week of BEA.

Here's what I hope to attend:

Monday the 23rd:

The Harper Perennial Blogger Lunch at 11:30am
The Random House Readers Tea Circle at 3pm
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Picador's BEA Reception 6-8pm
- or -
The Electric Lit Party 6-10pm.

Tuesday the 24th:

- or -
The Soho Press Party 8-10pm

Wednesday the 25th:

The Harper Perennial Party 6-8pm
The Goodreads Book Club Party 7-9pm

Thursday the 26th:

The Book Blogger Convention Reception 3-5pm

Friday the 27th:

Which events are you planning to attend? Will you be at any of the ones I listed above? Care to travel together as we crash party after party? Comment below and share which event you are most looking forward to! And I look forward to meeting you out there in BEA Party Land next week!


  1. Great schedule! Wanted to attend the RH reader's tea on Monday, but I wouldn't make it back in time for the Editor's Book Buzz panel. But I'll crash the BBC reception with you! ;)

    Alexia's Books and Such...

  2. It will be cool to meet you! Are you on Twitter?

  3. Aww I didn't know Goodreads is having a party!! :(

  4. I think I'll be at the Bookrageous Party on Tuesday. On Wednesday I'm doing a reading so I can't go to any of the parties that are on until late.

    Maybe see you at BEA? It's my first visit. Looking forward to it.

  5. Jamie, it's on their website. Their throwing it to celebrate Jennifer Egan and her book.. and their very first book club pick. Interested in going???

    Helen, I look forward to meeting you!

  6. Of course, I'm soooo jealous (esp of the Goodreads party)! I'm sure you'll have a blast! Can't wait to hear how it goes. Really wish I could go with you. Maybe some other year?

  7. Charity, you can absolutely go another year. It looks like BEA booked out the Javits in NYC for the next three years!!!

    One of these years I would love to have a book blogging buddy to travel back and forth with.

  8. That would be outstanding! We will have to make it happen!