Sunday, March 28, 2010

BEA and Book Blogger Con: All Signed Up and Ready(?) To Go



I guess I'm really doing it. After about a month and a half of bargaining, cajoling, pushing, and prodding not to mention some grumbling, whining, and second (and third and fourth) thoughts, I've secured the time off I've been hoping for that will allow me to attend a couple of days of BEA along with Book Blogger Convention. I've paid my blogger con fee, and booked a hotel room that is supposedly a mere 3.5 blocks from the Javits Center. A few more logistics plus a lot more time spent telling myself it will be great fun and not utterly terrifying, and I should be ready to go!

I doubt such a thing could be much further out of my comfort zone or less in keeping with the crummy blogger I've been lately. However, NYC is such an easy trip for me that I think I'd beat myself up forever for missing out on the opportunity. That, and I try to make a habit out of not letting myself get too comfortable, so this should be just the ticket...right?

Anyhow, despite my reservations, I am really looking forward to putting some faces with some names and hoping I won't end up being the biggest BEA wallflower ever.

How about you? Will you be there? Are you a little nervous? And most importantly, can I interest you in meeting me? ;-)

2010 Book Blogger Convention

17 comments:

  1. I'm SO excited that you are going! I can't wait to meet you!!!

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  2. I hope you have a wonderful time, Megan! And hooray for stepping out of your comfort zone...it often pays to do so :)

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  3. I'll be at BEA and look forward to meeting you. A huge trade show is intimidating at first, but it won't take you long to figure it all out.

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  4. I'm really looking forward to the blogger convention, but I'm a bit of a wallflower myself. Still, the excitement of meeting other book bloggers is stronger than my nerves of meeting new people.

    I can't wait to meet you!

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  5. Yay! I'm excited you're coming!

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  6. I'll be there! I am also a bit nervous... never been to NYC, won't know anyone, etc. But the thought of BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS for an entire week, 24/7 is my big lure. We can walk to some things together if you want :)

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  7. I'll look forward to meeting you too! NYC is familiar ground for me, but it will be my first BEA and my first time meeting any book bloggers in person. I'm excited!

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  8. I will be there too! Congrats on making the decision to take a bite out of the big apple - it is not nearly intimidating as one might think!

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  9. So glad you're coming! I'll be there too (staying in the hostel because the hotels are far too expensive!). Can't wait to meet you!

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  10. I would LOVE to meet you... if I were going that is. Oh, well. Maybe some day. Have fun, lucky you! Tell everyone hi for me! :)

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  11. I'm sure you are all going to have such fun at this event in NYC. enjoy and Have a great Week!

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  12. I hope we get a chance to meet! I'll be at BEA, but unfortunately, I have to attend a wedding so I can't be at the blogger con.

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  13. I hope we get a chance to meet too, Megan! I'm also super nervous and afraid I'm going to be a wallflower, but at the same time very excited to be finally meeting lots of other bloggers!

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  14. Aww, I would be interested in meeting you...if I were going. But I'm sure you'll have a great time and meet lots of awesome people. Good for you for getting out of your comfort zone. I hate crowds and I'm not sure I could talk myself into going, even if expense were not an issue.

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  15. Thanks for all the comments everyone! I'm so looking forward to meeting all of you will be there! Hopefully we'll all keep each other from being wallflowers.

    I'll be at BEA only on Wednesday and Thursday, but if anyone wants to meet up there, I'd be happy to make some more concrete plans as, so far, I'll be on my own for those two days. If not, I'll hope to happen upon some of you serendipitously! :)

    I'm sorry that I won't get to meet those of you who can't make it, and I hope it'll be in the cards for you in some future year!

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  16. Wish I could be there. Have a fantastic time!

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  17. You will like this book, I bet--enjoy!

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