So, the show floor was filled with people and booths. Harlequin had a pretty neat setup where you could meet a whole bunch of authors (as well as pick up a whole bunch of books).
Probably the most anticipated hour for me at the Harlequin booth was the Teen Hour. The line was certainly pretty ridiculous for this one, I got in line half an hour before the signing started, and there was already a long line. It was really really great to meet Maria V. Snyder in person ^.^
While I was waiting in line for the aforementioned teen hour, a guy with bagpipes started playing! Ah, the randomness of conventions heh~~
I also met a person dressed up as Spiderman, which was also a booth thing. I had to take a picture because... I was walking along perusing booths and books, and suddenly Spiderman pops up OUT OF NOWHERE. Ok, well maybe not quite out of nowhere... I might have been preoccupied and simply not paying attention and as a result was surprised >.>, but anyway, that was a bit more of convention randomness. (Oh, and I'm in a photo again, crazy isn't it?)
Another author actually brought her doggy to her signing, isn't he cute? He was very quiet and everyone could pet him without any fuss ^.^ I'm normally a kitty person (in case you couldn't tell), but this dog was very cute
There was a guy (Tim Ostermeyer) who was walking around with a stuffed penguin. Because it was so cute, I had to take a photo (obviously). He has a kids' book called Snowball's Antarctic Adventures, which features a lot of stunning penguin pictures.
There were lots of other signings which took place at the various pubishers' booths. Like... the one above for example... I really have no idea who that is, but I remembered to take a picture at that point so there you go!
Did I mention there were tons of books at BEA? Who could've known? (^,..,^)
There were some marvelous antique-ish looking books on display. And a close-up below
There were TONS of other things going on which I forgot to take pictures of or missed. Now, for some News
They had a reveal of the Clockwork Prince cover, which you all have probably seen by now. But hey! I'm showing it to you as it was revealed, in a giant cardboard cutout format from the show floor SO THERE!
I got to meet Kate from Spencer Hill Press which is publishing Half-Blood. I'm sure you've all seen the gorgeous cover for that. They are considering putting out the finished copies with an embossed cover, which would be GORGEOUS so look out for that.
It was mentioned that Blood Red Road's film options had been sold, and they had a director Ridley Scott. This may be somewhat old news for folks, but I don't follow books to film very closely so it's news to me!
Goodreads has released an if you are looking at Book x you may also like Books Y and Z feature! I am excited about this ^.^ It is apparently tailored to your bookshelves so you won't be seeing books you have already read show up in this little widget, which shows up on all book pages in their widgets section on the right-hand side.
Apparently this is the last year that Jacqueline Carey is publishing with Grand Central. She has mentioned before that she is working on a secret project, and I wonder if it's going to be vastly different since Grand Central isn't the publisher anymore. Maybe they just don't have a deal on the table yet? WHO KNOWS (well she probably does, but I definitely don't).
Apparently this is not the final cover yet, and I already think it's pretty amazing. This is Planesrunner, which is a new book coming from Ian McDonald. I was intrigued by this book in particular, but Pyr Books, the publisher is starting to publish a whole bunch of YA books like Lightbringer by K. D. McEntire and Thief's Covenant by Ari Marmell. I'm looking forward to reviewing some of these ^.^
Ok, so that's all I have for news at the moment. There are a few other tidbits which I will be talking about when I do my post about the Book Blogger Convention ^.^ I hope you enjoyed the coverage~~