Guess what you all? I’M GOING TO BEA! I’m so excited, because while I was lucky to attend last year, I never met any bloggers and I knew I really wanted to do that this year. Plus, it’s in Chicago so I don’t have to fly this time around which is great with the lame delays last year that meant I got to BEA late. Sigh. At any rate, my sister was finally able to say she could attend (she wasn’t sure because of work, etc.) and she went with me last year, so all we had to do was click the email we had been sent that automatically registers us for this year’s convention. I hear BEA is going back to NYC next year and that means I probably won’t be able to attend one of these again; at least not for years to come! All this to say that I’m really happy that the schedule of it worked out, and for the rest of it (money, etc.) I’ll just make it work!
Anyway, I know some of you who are going but now that I’m officially signed up, please remind me! Any way we can meet up? Are you doing anything where you’re meeting other bloggers and don’t mind me and my sister tagging along? I signed up for the BEA Blogger Dinner – well, I signed up for information; it depends on when the dinner is held. We should basically be in Chicago for Thursday and Friday in terms of when we can see people, so those nights are free! Granted, I don’t want to make my sister do just bloggy stuff if she’s not up for that, so I’ll have to figure out plans. I think she’d love to meet all of you too though!
So yes -are you going to BEA? If you don’t mind sharing, what hotel are you staying in? You can always DM me on twitter (@shootingstarmag) or email too if you don’t want to lay it all out there online: lauren51990 AT aol DOT com
What books are you looking forward to?
Do you know of any LGBT+ books/authors that are going to be there/featured? Right now I know History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera and I am desperate to get an ARC of that one!