Bookexpo (BEA) & Blogworld Dates
Despite my propensity to avoid doing things, I somehow agreed to attend this year's Bookexpo America to sign books. If you see me sitting in a chair looking sad because nobody wants a book signed, please move on without pointing or mocking me.
Apparently Penguin have a booth at BEA this year as well so I might wander over there and kick over things.
After agreeing to do the book signing for Lulu and not knowing the Blogworld event was being held in the same place, I was contacted by Dave from Blogworld who asked if I would be available to which I replied, "I would love to but unfortunately I will be in NYC for a book signing thing at BEA on those dates" and he responded, "Great, we are in the same venue, I've chatted with Lulu and they are happy for you to do the keynote" which was kind of annoying. I have never spoken to an audience before but I figure winging it is probably the best approach so I am not preparing anything. If you plan on attending, I would recommend bringing a book or something.
Update: I have received an email from Blogworld's technical department asking what song I would like played during my entrance. All suggestions welcome.
Book signing - June 6, 1pm to 4pm
Sitting in a chair at Lulu booth #3476 signing books.
Book signing - June 7, 2.45pm to 3.15pm
Sitting in a chair at a Blogworld shop thing signing books. I have no idea where it is so I will probably be late.
Keynote thing - June 7, 5pm to 6.30pm
Sitting in a chair at the New Media Live keynote with Jenny Lawson and Chad Vader. The keynote is apparently hosted by the guy who played McLovin in the movie Superbad so at least they have one big name.