BEA Warrior Madness

I mean it. Mad. Ness.

Okay, so I have some pictures that I’ll put up here after I get home and I have tons of ideas for posts. However, I would just like to take this opportunity to summarize BEA 2009. Here are the essential stats:

Authors met: 27
ARC’s received: 21
Hopeless geeky crushes on other book nerds: 2*
Editors met: 11
Red Bulls imbibed: 3 (We all know I’d be lying if I didn’t put down at least “5”)
Bars attended with writers and friends: 5
Official publishing parties attended: 2
24-hour diners eggs-benedict-ed in: 1

And now for the most shocking (to me) numbers of all: sleep stats. I arrived on Thursday at 6 p.m. and am leaving Sunday at 11 a.m.

Total hours in NYC: 64
Total hours slept on Thursday night: 4.5
Total hours slept on Friday night: 4
Total hours slept on Saturday night: 0
Total hours slept: 8.5

No sleep ’til… Book Expo! I can’t imagine this sheer amount of mind-blowing awesomeness will repeat itself but I’ve made up my mind regardless: I am adding BEA to my annual schedule. Like whoa. Heart, soul, mind all agree: this was one of the best, most interesting, most intense and most amazing weekends ever.

* I’ll never tell. Muah hahahaha.

12 Replies to “BEA Warrior Madness”

  1. Wow, you counted the number of authors you met! I’m impressed! I definitely have no clue how many people I met, but it was a lot. Anyway, glad you had such a good time!

  2. 8.5 hrs sleep total? Must’ve needed those Red Bulls, lol! But wow, it sounds like it must’ve been a blast! Now go get some rest…. 😉

  3. I can’t wait till I can go to BEA! It sounds so much fun.

    Oh my gosh, you only got 8.5 hours of sleep? Total? Wow. I’m a night owl but I don’t know if I could manage only 8 and a half hours!

  4. Oh wow! That’s a lot of authors. I haven’t ever met one – I tend to ramble when nervous, so I would definitely embarrass myself.

    Only 8.5 hours of sleep!? I had to go over that again to make sure I read it right. Don’t know how you did it…guess that Red Bull drink really works!

  5. Lookit that stats! Hot book nerds huh? I gotta get to BEA someday!

  6. That is SURREAL and amazing. Both your stamina and the fun you had! We’re all extremely envious!

  7. Oooh, I should count how many authors I met at the RT book fair (not sure it’s 27 but it might be close)….. Now I really want to go to BEA, too, though (my inability to have caffeine might bring me down though looking at those sleep numbers!).

  8. Wow, 21 ACS’s? That’s amazing! I’m so glad you got to go and enjoy yourself. 🙂

  9. babygirlG says:

    I’ve been drooling over BEA and I am so jealous! I would have totally stalked Neil Gaiman and Maggie Stiefvater. Glad you enjoyed yourself!

  10. fayeflame says:

    WoW thats alot…. i wish i met 27 authors and had 21 ARC’s, i’m so jealous

  11. Wow! Now that is what I call busy. I really hope I can go to BEA next year.

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