BookCon 2017

So many pictures! I had a blast at this year’s BookCon, even though the ARC game was so weak. Also, I hope that EVERYONE who has the audacity to SELL THEIR ARCS ONLINE gets fined. ARC are specifically not for sale and if you cut in front of people or kept some fan from getting a book this year just so you could make a few bucks… well… just know that I find you to be a despicable sub-human being.

I actually didn’t go to many panels this year, but one that I am very happy to have attended was the Holly Black and Leigh Bardugo panel. They know how to talk to one another and build off questions and  just listening to them talk was amaizng. They are so obviously #besties and it was just the most adorable thing to watch.

I brought labels this year so that I didn’t have to cart around my own hardbacks. Bookplates are great! Insert shameless self promotion of ever growing bookplate collection on RedBubble store.

Photobooths were huge this year.

Penguin Random Houses’s booth was a hot gelatinous mess this year. They had a lot of in booth signings so they were always crowded. It was impossible to just walk through and look at things.

I hope next year they return to giving away ARCs and that it’s easier to get them. I only went home with 2 ARCs this year, everything else–I bought.

BUT-I did meet Victoria Aveyard (again), Marissa Meyer (again), Lemony Snicket (aka Dan Hale), and Bill Nye! And because I brought plates with me, I will immediately have signed copies of a few future books. I’m so excitey pants about that.

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By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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  1. glad you had fun! i had a similar experience with PRH. it just seemed like they weren’t really prepared to deal with crowds in their booth and with so many popular authors they should’ve used the autograph area. i also didn’t really get any arcs lol but it was a lot of fun !

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