Thursday, February 28, 2008

BookExpo Author Events Announced!

So here they are, the author events for BookExpo America! We have a great line-up this year with a few guests with California ties. While of course, I never want to play favorites with our events or our authors, I'm pretty excited about the Children's Breakfast and the Saturday lunch. Honestly, all of the events are excellent and we've got a pretty exceptional group pf writers and personalities on display for BookExpo attendees. Yeah, John Hodgeman and Ted Turner on the same stage with Nafisi and Lehane in between? Come on, where else are you going to see that!

As for my excitement for the kids breakfast, who wouldn't be? Neil Gaiman? Sherman Alxie? Eoin Colfer? Judy Blume!!!! I was sure Gaiman wouldn't be able to do it for one reason or another and he was actually the first confirmation we got from the entire group. If you missed it this summer, go here for my story of hanging out with Gaiman on a Beijing rooftop - one of the coolest memories from my job!

Through a funny quirk with our registration vendor, tickets won't go on sale until next Wednesday. Once they do, snatch those tickets up! For the breakfast events, you'll have a choice between general admission or breakfast at a seated table. We started this last year after I got some sound advice form some attendees. So with no further wait, here are the BEA 2008 author events!


CHILDREN’S BOOK & AUTHOR BREAKFAST
Sherman Alexie, author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers); Judy Blume, author of Going, Going, Gone! with the Pain and the Great One (Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers); and Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book (HarperCollins). Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox (Hyperion Books for Children/Disney Book Group) will be the Master of Ceremonies. Introductory Remarks by Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

SATURDAY BOOK & AUTHOR BREAKFAST
Magic Johnson, author of Magic Moves: 32 Lessons on How to Be an All-Star in Business (Crown Business), Philippa Gregory, author of The Other Queen (Touchstone/Simon&Schuster), and Andre Dubus III, author of The Garden of Last Days: A Novel (W.W. Norton). Alec Baldwin, author of A Promise To Ourselves: A Journey Through Divorce and Fatherhood (St. Martin’s Press) will be the Master of Ceremonies.

12PM – 2PM SATURDAY BOOK & AUTHOR LUNCHEON
Richard Engel, author of War Journal (Simon&Schuster), Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, author of Taking on the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era (Celebra), Jon Krakauer, author of The Hero (Doubleday), and Michael Moore, author of an as yet untitled work (Grand Central). Christopher Buckley, author of Supreme Courtship: A Novel (Twelve) will be the Master of Ceremonies.

4PM – 5PM THE HEARD WORD: BEA’S AUDIOBOOK & AUTHOR TEA(Saturday)
Robert Crais, author of an Untitled Elvis Cole Novel (Brilliance Audio), T. Jefferson Parker, author of LA Outlaws (Brilliance Audio), and Michael Connelly, author of The Brass Verdict (Hachette Audio)

SUNDAY BOOK & AUTHOR BREAKFAST
Ted Turner, author (with Bill Burke) of Call Me Ted (Grand Central), Azar Nafisi, author of Things I’ve Been Silent About: A Memoir of Family (Random House), and Dennis Lehane, author of The Given Day (William Morrow). John Hodgman, author of More Information Than You Require (Dutton) will be the Master of Ceremonies.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

do you have to buy tickets to the authors breakfast and lunch and wut time does the breakfast start

Suzette said...

I'm sorry, but my google-fu has failed me-

I have already purchased my 3-day pass to BEA, and am very excited about this year's author breakfasts. I can see on the BookExpo America site that "Tickets are available now!!" to the special events, however, for the life of me I can't figure out where to go to actually purchase said tickets. Could you kindly point me in the right direction?

Thanks!

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