Feature & Follow #7: Book Conventions

April 11, 2013 Meme / Surveys 40

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Q: We are about to see a lot of posts & tweets about reader conventions, RT, BEA, ALA and many more are starting soon. Which one would you love to attend? Where and why?

Oooh I wish I was attending BEA! I’m green with envy for those who are, but will live vicariously through their posts and updates. Bouchercon sounds like a great event-mystery writers are present and that means the possibility of meeting Chelsea Cain or Charles Finch. I also wish I could attend RT and RWA because I want to meet Elizabeth Hoyt and Sherry Thomas as well as Jessica Lemmon. Alas not going to those this year, but I am *hoping* to attend Rom Con (key word being: hoping). I’m in the midst of trying to figure out logistics because I’ll be in the Denver area in early June and trying to see how cost effective I can make a second trip in what would be a few weeks apart from my first visit.

ETA: I should note that I am attending the Southwest Book Fiesta being held in Albuquerque, Mother’s Day weekend. So far from the author list, I only recognize one author, but hey it’s a local event.

What about you? Any reader conventions you’d like to attend or attending?

40 Responses to “Feature & Follow #7: Book Conventions”

    • Jessica

      I will be reading everyone’s posts and wishing I could attend as well. Alas, it’s okay. Our time will come. πŸ˜€

      Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Amie

    I love all book conventions especial BEA but too sad I cannot make it this year =/

    Thanks Jessica for stopping by and I follow via bloglovin

    Happy Friday!!

    • Jessica

      Thanks! I just hope I have a minion to help me carry stuff back to my car. LOL

      Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  2. Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

    Hopefully you’ll get to go to Rom Com *crosses fingers for you*. I’ve never seen any type of book event in Oklahoma (they may come, but I haven’t seen them) but if they did I would be so there. My eyes are on RT for next year. Thanks for stopping by My FF this week. Old follower πŸ˜€

    • Jessica

      Book conventions are tricky. It’s one of those, you either find out about them AFTER they happened or are located in a city that’s located hours away in your state. If my sister wasn’t moving in with a roommate I’d stay until the end of June to attend Rom Com, but since is I’ll have to book a hotel for those days, etc. I keep hoping it’s doable.

      Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  3. Liesel Hill

    I’m going to make a goal to save up money and go next year. There are really no local book festivals or conventions here in Utah. LUW has a writer’s conference, where writers can showcase their work, but that’s not exactly the same thing. Have fun in Albuquerque! πŸ˜€ Happy Friday!
    My FF

    • Jessica

      There has to be a need for a book convention / festival. I’m surprised ABQ is having a book festival since to get new releases it often takes months (and that’s with a B&N in the area). Maybe some Utah writers can put something together? I know the B&N in SLC had a HUGE book signing thing a few months ago (a friend works at a shop near the B&N and mentioned it).

  4. Katja Weinert @ YA's the Word

    Following via WordPress reader and BlogLovin

    All these conventions are too far for me, but if I manager to save up I hope to make to next year’s BEA. In the meantime I’ll be living vicariously through others too πŸ™‚

    • Jessica

      I live in the southwest of the US and trust me, it’s expensive even trying to fly out to these events so I’ll stay as close to possible to home. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  5. Chelsea

    I would love to attend BEA and RT someday. Thanks for all of the PAC NW convention ideas and thanks for stopping by! New bloglovin follower.

    • Jessica

      One day we’ll attend the conventions we want. πŸ˜€ You’re welcome, hope you make your way out to one or two. πŸ˜€

      Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

    • Jessica

      Awww! There’s a lot of book festivals in Europe too.

      Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

    • Jessica

      Yes they are expensive! which is one reason while I’m green with envy, glad I still get to keep some money in the bank. LOL

      Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

    • Jessica

      We get to save money by living through them! πŸ˜€

      Thanks for stopping by.

    • Jessica

      They do, don’t they? Just for at least the experience.

      Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  6. Daphne

    The BEA convention is pretty close to where I live, but I probably won’t have the opportunity to go. Of course I’m not even sure what a book convention entails, so I guess I’ll have to research more about it before going to one. xD

    Thanks for stopping by! New Bloglovin follower.
    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

    • Jessica

      Book conventions in general are meant for those in the publishing world, but add aspects to attract readers. So maybe you’ll have a panel with 3 murder mystery writers who will talk about their book and answer questions. It’s all different. Before going to BEA-there would be a lot of research to outline exactly what I’d want to do, etc.

      Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  7. donniedarkogirl

    I’d love to go to BEA. Who knows when I’d be able to go…I’ll have to plan it all out. πŸ™‚ I’m green with envy, too. Like lime green jello envy. πŸ˜€ I hope you make it to Rom Con. Have fun at the Southwest Book Fiesta. I’d go! πŸ™‚

    Old follower!
    My FF

    • Jessica

      I’m with you in terms of the lime green jello envy! LOL! Ah thanks! I hope I get to attend Rom Con too even if it’s for a day.

      Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  8. Aman

    Lucky you, at least you get to attend something! I’d just have to wait next year for BEA.

    Old Follower!
    Thanks for stopping by!

    • Jessica

      I want to do BEA next year, but we shall see.

      Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  9. Go Flash Go! (@ReadRinseRepeat)

    I hope you make it to Rom Com! The good thing about these events is that there are SO many of them, so even if you can’t make a particular one, there are bound to be others. And there’s always next year! These authors aren’t going anywhere. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

    • Jessica

      Very true. It’s just at the moment one wishes they could attend all these awesome events as everyone else. I’ll just live through everyone’s posts. πŸ˜€

      Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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