Sunday, May 23, 2010

TSS: Armchair BEA

On a semi regular basis there are events that are happening that I would love to attend one day, but the fact of the matter is, the US or the UK are a long way to go to go to an event like a Historical Novel Society conference or a Romance Readers of America conference, or as is the case this week, Book Expo America.

I was very excited to hear in the last couple of weeks that some enterprising bloggers who also cannot make it to BEA this year have come up with the idea of Armchair BEA for the rest of us to participate in this week. In addition to BEA, there is also the Book Blogger's Convention, and so this has been included as part of Armchair BEA as well.

Anyone can participate and there will be suggested blogging themes, giveaways, discussions and more.

Here is the proposed schedule:

  • Tues. May 25th - BEA Related Posts
  • Wed. May 26th - Blogger Interviews (Sign-ups already closed)
  • Thurs. May 27th - BEA Related Posts & Giveaways on Participating Sites
  • Friday May 28th - BBC Roundtables
There are suggestions for themes to post about at the website, and I am sure there will be more in due course.

I have already started working on my posts, and have had fun revisiting an author signing I have previously attended, and will have a challenge for all those people who are good at deciphering unintelligible hand writing later in the week, and on Wednesday I am planning to bring you an interview with a new to me blogger.

I do have a couple of other ideas of things to post for BEA, but we'll see how inspired I get as to whether I actually do post them or not!

So, while I can't make it to BEA or BBC, I will definitely have an Empire State of Mind this week


  1. Hi Marg,

    I didn't realise there was an Armchair BEA going. I'm going to go and check out the link.

    NEXT YEAR we (partner & I) are really and truly going to BEA and the BBCon. As soon as they announce the advance dates, we're in!

  2. I am not able to attend BEA either, Marg. I do hope that everyone going has a great time. I chose not to participate in Armchair BEA though because I'm currently adverse to structure. I do plan to enjoy the festivities when I am able though.

  3. I'm not going to the BEA&BBC either & I really love the idea of the armchair BEA. I'll be looking forward to your posts!

  4. Irisonbooks, It is definitely a fantastic idea!

    Literary Feline, I meant to say that I hope everyone who is going has a fantastic time!

    Amanda, it would be an awesome event to go to for sure! I hope you do get to go. Maybe you will find something interesting enough to post about during this week for Armchair BEA!

  5. Sounds like an exciting week ahead!

    Here's my Salon:

  6. Isn't it wonderful that there is an Armchair BEA? I'm glad to be able to participate in that. :)

  7. In another life, when I used to work for the publishing industry, I got to go to BEA. I have to admit that I do miss it. :-( I'll have to check out the armchair version.

  8. Yay! So glad you will be participating in this event! I can't wait to see your posts!



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