Most big, fancy book events and signings are held in places like California or New York. And if a certain blogger in Michigan wants to attend said events and signings, she has to cough up an obscene amount of money. But it's so worth it because book people are the best people in the world and I always have an amazing time with my blogger/librarian/author friends. That's why I've been so grumpy and depressed that I'd have to miss BEA this year. BUT THEN I learned about the Romantic Times convention in Chicago and its TEEN DAY.
50+ YA authors including Stephenie Perkins, Beth Revis, Cynthia Hand and VERONICA EFFING ROTH. And according to Twitter, the majority of the amazing people I met at BEA last year will be attending as well. BONUS.
And since Chicago is just a hop, skip and jump away (more like a three hour train ride followed by a three hour car ride ...) I AM SO GOING. Will I be seeing any of you there? Let me know!
For more information on RT's Teen Day, the authors attending and how to register, click here.