You wonderful peeps around the blogosphere have managed to dig up and tweet out my ancient BEA blog posts from the past few years of attending. You all seem to find them helpful so I thought I would get off my a** and collect all the old links in one place.
Keep in mind that each year BEA is a little different, so this is more to help newbies get a feel for what it looks like, maybe pick up a few tips and see what there is to do/eat around the city while you’re there.
Wrap-Up post - Books
Wrap-Up post - Food
Wrap-Up post – books
BEA -the food p*rn
Wrap-Up - Part One
Wrap-Up - Part Deux
Wrap-Up - NYC & Food
Pre-BEA Tips & Advice
Wrap-Up Part 1
Wrap-Up Part 2 - Books & Swag
Wrap-Up Part 3 - The Food
Wrap-Up Part 4 - This & That (bookstores, cupcakes)
Wrap-Up Part One – books & swag
Wrap-Up Part Two – pics from inside, author breakfast
Wrap-Up Part 3 – authors & signings
Wrap-Up Part 4 (the city)
Things change but a few basic bits of advice remain the same every year…
Wear comfortable shoes!!!!
I know it’s hard & believe me – I learned this lesson myself (the hard way) – YOU DO NOT NEED ALL THE BOOKS. You will be overwhelmed when you get home and slip into a reading of slump of epic proportions. Have fun – grab those books – but think about what you are taking first. Don’t grab just to grab!
DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE. – That kind of goes with the tip above. Don’t be so greedy that you’re pushing people over (I’ve seen someone get knocked face down into a pile of books just to grab a book). Be patient. If you miss a book drop – connect with the lovely people at the publishers booth about possibly sending it your way later. You will not DIE without that book!
Relax! Relax! Relax! Have fun & make lifelong friends!
For more details check out the Tips & Advice post from 2011