Kidsmomo at BookExpo 2012

June 9th, 2012 by

Earlier this week, Nancy and I spent some time in a place where we couldn’t see the sun, we had to fight crowds to go where we wanted, and the food was terrible… And we did it voluntarily! And we’ll do it again next year!

Why? Because it was BookExpo America (BEA), a huge convention for people who work with books — or just love talking about books ALL. THE. TIME. Like us!

I wish I could have spent more time at BEA (like, my entire life), but I did try to make the most of my limited time there. That included meeting authors, getting a sneak peek at an upcoming series, running into a favorite character, and hearing about the hottest books for Fall ’12!

Check it all out in the pics below:

star-wars-origami-bea

The art of origami met the awesome-sauce of Star Wars at this presentation. Origami Yoda author Tom Angleberger and Star Wars Origami creator Chris Alexander discussed their books and then led an interactive folding session with the audience.

For his demonstration, Tom Angleberger recruited Ian, one of his SuperFolders.

origami-star-wars-characters

Afterwards, Tom, Ian, and Chris — I mean, Storm Trooper, Yoda, and Darth Vader posed for the paparazzi (aka me and other crazed fans.)

olivia-character

You never know who you’ll run into at BEA — like a giant Olivia wandering the halls… and undoubtedly causing mischief!

infinity-ring

Remember the Infinity Ring series I posted about a few weeks ago? Well, James Dashner (author of the first book) presented a sneak peek and answered questions, alongside his editor and the guy who’s creating the immersive game experience. (Yes, I do work for the company behind Infinity Ring, but I’m not part of the team working on it. Boo hoo.)

Speaking of upcoming books, I attended a presentation where editors from various publishing companies talked about their hottest new books for the fall. Get ready for:

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