Thanks to the fun conversations I’ve recently had in the BEA Book Blogger’s forum on Facebook (thanks Kim!), I’m really starting to get PUMPED about Book Expo. Through the group, I’ve been coordinating happy hour for us bloggers at the end of the first day. I’m really happy with the potential turnout. I’m pretending to be all I’m the local Chicagoan, I can play host a bit. Even though technically I’ve never even been to McCormick Place. Whatever, I’ll roll with it.
I was a little disappointed when I realized I had packed the journal I brought to BEA in 2012, and I still had plenty of room to fill it up with this years happenings. Thankfully, journal hoarder that I am, I have this one to bring along this time:
I finally had time to do some research on authors and books, and was able to formulate my schedule. Yes, I’m OCD, and yes, I did it in Excel because I’m a nerd. Here’s what it looks like:
There is SO MUCH good nonfiction being offered. If all goes according to plan, I will be bringing home 46 books. If you’re wondering what the green indicates, it’s free time for non-autograph acquisitions and hobnobbing with publishers.
If you plan on attending this year, what’s your game plan? Or if you’ve been in the past, what works best for you?