Friday was the serious day at BEA. In a normal year this would be the day you get to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
NO SUCH THING THIS YEAR.
We got to the Javits on the crack of dawn; no kidding, we woke up at like 4 am and were there by like 5 am. Why? Because there was a rumor that Soundless by Richelle Mead was going to be dropped at the Penguin booth, and we were not going to miss that by any chance in hell. Richelle Mead is one of my absolute favorite authors, YA or otherwise, so this one was like top priority.
So we were the first people in line that day. And thank goodness for that since the line behind us morphed from a single file line into complete and utter chaos (it was more like a wave/congregation or people). I would have not like to be a part of that by any means. And of course everybody was there for Soundless, because the rumors were very true.
One thing to remember when going to BEA: YOU DO NOT RUN INSIDE THE EXHIBIT. After the fiasco that was the sprint to Truthwitch on Wednesday the security guards were more prepare this day to stop anybody that failed to abide to the golden rule.
BEA: A Lesson in Etiquette
One single girl tried to skip about 50 people in line for Soundless by going under bar that separated the crowd from the exhibit floor and trying to be swallowed up by the crowd (and hoping no one would notice).
Only, everybody noticed, including the main security lady.
The girl who did this idiotic move then proceeded to RUN to the drop even though the security woman had caught her and told her to get into the VERY back of the line. The girl ignored her and figure she would take her chances in outrunning the security lady. Well, she got caught and forced to leave the exhibit hall and go to the back of the very long line of attendees.
Personally, I think she should have gotten black listed for the rest of the day due to the sheer disrespect for the security team, the rules of BEA, as well as every other person who was on that line. Alas, I don’t enforce nor do I make the rules though.
But seriously if you attend BEA, or any convention, be mindful of your fellow attendees and everybody around you. Also, don’t run in the exhibit floor.
The Exhibit Floor
Tessa Gratton, Maggie Stiefvater, and Brenna Yovanoff, authors of The Anatomy of Curiosity.
Friday was my busiest day by far. I had so many good titles all packed together I didn’t know what to do with myself. Should I sacrifice Black Widow by Margaret Stohl, or The Anatomy of Curiosity by Maggie Stiefvater? It was like Sophie’s Choice. Thankfully I didn’t have to sacrifice neither because of my amazing roommates who are the best thing to ever happen in this whole planet. One of them didn’t have anything in the morning time so she graciously went and did the monstrous line for Black Widow while I went and got The Anatomy of Curiosity, and for this I love her forever.
I brought my copy of Hopeless and Slammed for her to sign, and she graciously did! Her line, while long, went by quickly, even though she allowed people to bring copies of her older books to sign. This is almost never allowed, so she is a total classy lady.
Highlight of the Day: Meeting Felicia Day
At BEA you don’t only get the chance to meet your favorite authors, you might also get to meet your favorite celebrity. Often times celebrities are coming out with this or that autobiography, and they almost always go to BEA to promote. Among the attendees this year to BEA were Mindy Kahlin (The Mindy Project) and Felicia Day (Geek Goddess). I had to choose because they were both signing at the same time, so I choose Day.
While I might have gotten severely spoiled on what is going on lately in the Supernatural world (I usually wait until the season ends and then binge watch it) meeting Felicia Day was by far the best thing to happen that day at BEA. She is true to character, sweet, geeky, gorgeous, lovely, and kind. Meeting her was not a disappointment at all, and doing her line was well worth it.
She was also sweet enough to sign my POP Charlie Doll! Now she is looking very smug next to my (unsigned) Dean and Sam Winchester POP dolls.
And because that day seemed to be going my way, I also ran into Felicia Day on the floor after she finished up her signing. And we took a selfie (#NoShame).
THE BOOK HAUL PART 2
Total Haul of the Day: 18 titles.
Highlights of the day (other than the ones already mentioned in post and linked to):
- Soundless by Richelle Mead (already read it and it was SO incredibly good!! Definitely a must pre-order).
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (a book that concentrates not on the chosen one but on the people in the sidelines; it sounds like an interesting premise and it somehow reminds me of the episode of Buffy when the rest of the school gave her an award because they noticed how she saved the world–a lot. *cue the happy tears* It also reminded me of another episode of Buffy where we spend all day following Xander -by far the most normal of the bunch without any sort of super powers- while Buffy and the rest of the crew saved the world.)
- The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle (I am a very clumsy person, so this title just spoke to me).
End of the day selfie at The Strand Bookstore (miles of books at your fingertips):
Lexie (co-blogger extraordinaire), Me, and Jenn (loveliest person who did the Black Widow line for me <3).
PS; So if you click here it will take you to my BEA 2015 Pinterest Board which already has in it the titles that I snatched during day one and day two, with a link to their respecting Goodreads page. I will be adding titles as I keep recapping the days at BEA as well, so keep checking back!