Thursday, May 21, 2009

Who Wants to Shindig at BEA?

Thanks to Jess, I do believe I'll be making a pit stop at BEA. While I have my pass, it can still be declined but I have a feeling it won't. She and I were emailing back and forth last night when she contacted the guy that approves and declines the applications. She heard back from him in record time so I'm lead to believe he's already seen my application. I've yet to hear from him, which is a good thing. So I'm just going to keep moseying on as if I'm good to go.

Getting a hair cut tomorrow. Pushed back a doctor's appointment to do it (non-essential) because I wouldn't have been able to get in with my guy until June. Not going to help me. Not that I really need a hair cut but when it's short like this, it need a refresher more often. I got next Friday off from work and am amping myself up now to wake up at 4 so I can be at Javits for 9. Yay for being able to sleep on the train. I'm also borrowing my mom's big ass duffel bag with wheels for the event. I don't think my back pack will cut it. And did I mention this thing as wheels? So at least my shoulders won't die by the end of the day.

I really have to give the credit to the book blogging community as a whole for this. Because of it's boom within the past year or so, I don't think I would have been able to register as a YA book blogger a year or two ago without getting laughed at. Publishers now see book blogging as a viable (and cheap) means of promotion so why not get them involved, right? I mean, a bunch of our fellows are manning a booth and on Saturday there's a discussion panel on the very topic. Unfortunately I won't be there to see it but I'm sure it'll be interesting!

I'm very excited for this! I'm also taking a page out of Jess's book and making myself a t-shirt as a means of self-promotion (I will be there under a press badge so I might as well look the part, right?). I'm all hooked up at Cafepress but at this point, I'd be paying out the backside in shipping to get the shirt to me in time so I'm just going to go buy myself a t-shirt, some iron-on transfer sheets and make the thing myself. Yay for my dad having a good printer because mine would rather eat paper than print on it. I'll post the designs when I make them this weekend (prepare yourself for neon, I feel like going a little 80s).

So if any of you guys are going to be there on Friday, let me know and we can meet up. I know Lenore's manning the booth that day in the morning so I'll be stopping by to see her. Anyone else? Anybody? Anybody?

8 comments:

gaby317 said...

Hi Donna,

I'd like to go in for the book expo and filled in the application but haven't filed it yet because I wasn't sure how to describe myself - the nonagent and nonpublisher box seemed my best bet, but then they seem to assume that I'm in advertising media.

Would that be the right description for a blogger? Sorry to ask this type of question but I'd love to go... and since I'd just have to take the subway over there I'm good to go!

I'd love to meet up at the Expo though.

Alea said...

I'll be there! I'm going to try and go see Lenore too!

Donna said...

I saw your name on the list! Will you be there on Friday too?

Alea said...

I'll be there all three days, but I'll be at the blogger booth Saturday morning!

Donna said...

Awesome! We should meet at the booth Friday morning since I think that's when Lenore will be manning it. I was a little sad because I saw you were there Saturday and thought I was going to miss you!

Alea said...

I will definitely be trying to pop over, it's on my schedule! :D

Jessica Kennedy said...

Awesomeness Donna! Can't wait to meet everyone! :)

Donna said...

Gaby, did you get my email?

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