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.