Saturday, May 15, 2010

BEA Plan

Here is my tentative BEA Plan. There are conflicts, and I may change my mind about which author I care more about on the spot. Similarly, I may not care enough to arrive at 6:45 a.m. to get tickets to the ticketed events. I tend to enjoy spontaneity, but at least I know the things I would like to do. If I don't do them all, I'm okay with that. Even after looking at the floor plan, I'm unsure how close the booths will be once there are so many people in the building. My actual document is color-coded in an attempt to highlight different locations. Here is the information:

9:30-10:30  Kate DiCamillo Blink and Gollie (Table 19 - ticketed)
10-11 Joyce Carol Oates Sourland: Stories (Table 5 - ticketed)
Justin Cronin The Passage (Table 8)
Mo Willems Can I Play Too? (Booth 3352)
11-12 Caroline Leavitt Pictures of You (Booth 3352)
Nancy Pearl Book Lust to Go (Booth 4330-B)
1-1:30 Allison Winn Scotch The One That I Want (Booth 4341)
1-2 Gary Trudeau 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective (Table 15 - ticketed)
2-3 Nancy Butler Sense & Sensibility (Marvel) - (Booth 4564)
2:30-3:30 Adam Gopnik The Steps Across the Water (Table 21)
Lauren Oliver Delirium (Table 30)
3-4 Rick Riordan The Red Pyramid (Table 24 - ticketed)
3:30-4:30 Teresa Giudice Skinny Italian (Table 15)
Jonathan Lethem They Live (Booth 4336)
4-4:30 Cecily Von Ziegesar Cum Laude

7-9 Harper Collins Book Blogger Reception

9:30-10:30 Kathleen Kent The Wolves of Andover (Table 26)
10-10:30 Mo Willems Knuffle Bunny Free poster (Booth 3340)
11-11:30 Patti LuPone (Booth 4341)
11-12 Jeff Kinney Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (Booth 4640)
11-12:30 Tony Hawk (Booth 4141)
11:30-12:30 Alix Strauss Based Upon Availability (Table 16)
1-2 Tim Gunn Gunn's Golden Rules (Table 11 - ticketed)
1:30-2:30 Rob Sheffield Talking to Girls About Duran Duran  (Table 7)
2:30-3 Beth Kephart Dangerous Neighbors (Table 29)

4-6 Book Blogger Convention reception

If you're going to BEA, what are you planning to attend?


  1. I'm not a literary fiction reader but I think I'm going to have to meet Kathleen Kent. Her next book is set in the town where I grew up. :)

  2. I'll be there - and I hope to be at some of the same signings as you...Joyce Carol Oates, Kathleen Kent, Caroline Leavitt, Doonsbury, and Beth Kephart.

    I am planning on making a tentative schedule today.

    By the way, it wasn't clear to me on the BEA site - how does one go about getting a ticket to the ticketed signings??

  3. Great list of events, I posted my tentative schedule today too :) I am loving seeing what everyone else has planned as there seem to be so many great things I've overlooked!

  4. I see a couple signings I want to go to on there.

    Definitely want the Passage, Book Lust, Delirium, and I will be at the reception.

    Great plan, cannot wait to meet you, even though you ARE pretty local. Weird that it takes BEA to meet bloggers from the neighborhood/state. :-)

  5. I want to meet Kathleen Kent; I loved her first book. I have that and a couple of other signings on my planner but mostly I'm just going to walk around and take it all in. I hope to see you at the Blogger Reception at the Algonquin! :-)


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