Who's Going to BEA 2011....??

Friday, January 7, 2011

By this time last year, I had planned for sure to attend BEA and had even registered already. Yet, this year I haven't even put much thought into it yet! Of course, I want to go... I think it's one of those things that once you go once you feel like you can't possibly miss the next one! PLUS, some of my bloggy friends who didn't make it this year are thinking about going this year and how can I miss the opportunity to meet them too???

But, alas, flying to and staying in NYC is mucho $$$, plus the cost of registration and, just paying for food is also a lot of $$$. We just spent a TON of money on our recent NYC Christmas trip, and I've got a lot to pay for in the upcoming months such as two medical procedures.

But I can't stand the thought of not going!!!
So, anyway, I was just curious what everyone's plans are for BEA/BBC?? Do you plan on attending? I did talk with the hubby about it the other night and we agreed that we would plan on going, but we'll discuss further in a couple months to see where exactly we are financially. It might be a matter of we will go but can't really take part in the other fun NYC activities.

So let me know your plans! And does anyone know what the status is on registration? Do we have to register by a certain time (for BEA or just for BBC?) And have any of you already registered?


Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I want to go, but I don't think I will be able to. Mr. Whimsy and I are moving again this summer.

Jennifer said...

I really want to go, but DH doesn't, so if I do, I will be going alone, which I don't really want to do. Maybe I can convince a friend to tag along with me. Can we register a non-blogger to go with us? Hmm..

Cindy said...

I really want to go again (i went last year) but unfortunetly I won't be able to go as its just to expensive for me as I live in Canada. Next year for sure.

Zibilee said...

I want to go, but have no idea right now if I will be able to afford it. It would be so great to go, but right now money is a bit tight. One day, I will get there!

Shanyn said...

I'm going!! Last year early registration for BBC ended Feb 14 (I think). I am a panelist this year :)

Beverly said...

I have never gone and would love to go - we will see if money allows!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

The only hitch in me going is if I end up pregnant. We are currently trying (yeah! and terrifying!). I don't know if I will be up for traveling at that time. So I might be a late registration if stuff doesn't work out. i wanted to take my mom but we'll see.
I have talked to a few other bloggers about rooming together because my friends from last year can't go.

I don't really want to go alone either. :( But it was so much fun last year and the books and the contacts and the...well, city!! i would just be so sad if I can't!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Michelle: No way! Congrats! I hope you get knocked up in June so you get to go to BEA :)

Trisha said...

I am in the same boat as Michelle. :)

Trish said...

Getting pregnant was my hitch last year, being pregnant is my hitch this year--baby will only be a few weeks old come May so no go for me. :( Maybe in 2012?! So many bloggers I'd love to meet--at this point that's all I'm interested in. Don't want the books and such and I've heard that blogger con is going to be focused more on marketing your blog and I'm definitely not interested in that.

Hope you can come to a decision!

Amy said...

I'm definitely going and have already registered and booked my flight and hotel :) It is easier for me though because I could book my flight on points... I hope you can make it!

nomadreader (Carrie) said...

I am most likely not going. I went last year and had fun, but the books and experience were wonderful enough the first time, it's not important enough for me to want to do every year. I have to start paying my student loans in June (yuck), I'm only employed in a temporary position that ends in May (hooray/boo!), and it's just too much money. As I'm only three hours from NYC, I am considering going for just BBC and perhaps stay one night to keep it more reasonable.

Jenny said...

Juju: Oh! Where are you guys moving?

Jennifer: You could just register a friend under your blog (maybe?) like I did Jason. I'm sure we'll talk more in the upcoming months about whether we're going or not!

Cindy: Yeah that makes sense. I hate that we can't all just go every year for sure!

Heather: I completely understand. But hey, we should at least have a Florida blogger get-together locally at the very least!

Shanyn: Cool! What panel is it?

Beverly: I guess there is still plenty of time to figure it out, lol!

Michelle: oh wow! Well, ***baby dust*** to you, hehe. =)

Trisha: Wow!! **Baby dust** to you too!!

Trish: LOL... I have to get some medical stuff done to even attempt to get pregnant, but back when I thought I might do it earlier I was all thinking I'd have to plan around BEA, LOL!! What area are you in again? Do you have bloggers that are local to you?

Amy: awesome!!

Carrie: That makes sense! Ugh, I'll have to start paying student loans soon too. =(

christina said...

We should definitely do a Florida-Con :)

I so want to go to BEA, but it doesn't seem very likely. Looks like I'll postpone it again.

Michelle (my books. my life.) said...

As much as I want to, I can't make it this year. Other travel plans are taking precedence. Maybe 2012.

I hope I'm invited to the Florida get together. ;)

Melissa said...

I really want to go, but I think I might end up putting it on hold and instead shoot for 2012.

There is so many people I would love to meet, including of course you...lol!

Amanda said...

I'm not yet sure if I'll be going. Probably not, but we'll see how things look in a month or so.

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