It’s official: I’ve booked my hotel and my plane ticket so I am going to attend BEA in New York on May 27-29. I’ll actually be arriving a little before the conference on a Monday and leaving on a Monday at the crack of dawn but the main reason I’m coming is for the conference. I’m so lucky that the hotel I’m staying at is just 0.4 miles from the Javits Center where the conference takes place. So here’s what my schedule looks like:
May 25: Arrive and get my bearings, maybe go for a walk in the downtown area. Try to find Central Park (which is apparently fairly close to my hotel).
May 26: Metropolitan Museum, here I come! Plus maybe a little shopping.
May 27: BEA Bloggers’ Conference pretty much all day.
May 28: Regular Book Expo America, probably mostly wandering around and trying to get my bearings. The only panel I really want to see is the Tor panel where John Scalzi’s speaking.
May 29: Continue with Book Expo America on the last day. I have nothing planned for this day at the conference right now but I’m sure that will change once I find out about more of the events.
May 30: Do the tourist thing: I’m hoping to see the Empire State Building and/or the Statue of Liberty. Maybe hit up another museum on Museum Mile.
May 31: (Hopefully) go see a taping of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Tickets aren’t available quite yet but I’ve bookmarked the site and am eagerly awaiting the announcement for when tickets are available for that particular day. I know they go fast but I’m really hoping to get one.
June 1: Leave in the middle of the night for home.
Is anyone interested in meeting up with me at the conference? I’d love to meet my fellow readers as well as authors and other bloggers.
And if you’re not coming to Book Expo America, don’t worry! I’ll be posting daily articles about my experiences at the conference and at the end will probably provide a tips for next year article even though it’s in Chicago and not New York for 2016. I’m just so excited for BEA 2015 and the closer the date gets, the more excited I become and the more time seems to slow down.
So who would like to meet up at the conference?