The continuing Book Expo 2014 posts. If you missed any the others were: Blogger Con/BEA Bloggers, Harper Collins Gathering and Party
One of the little bonuses of the Book Expo is you have an opportunity to attend Author Breakfasts. These breakfasts are charged above the Expo fees, however if it is an author that you are really interested in, it is a fun time. You can pay a breakfast that includes seats that are closer to the front, or you can pay a smaller price to sit in the farther back seats without a breakfast. When I go, I sit in the farther back seats as to get good seats at the breakfast you need to wait in a line for an hour or more and I am just not that great at line waiting 😀
On Thursday Morning, the breakfast line up was Neil Patrick Harris (the draw for me), Angelica Huston, Tavis Smiley, and Lisa Scottoline. Neil. was incredibly funny and engaging. He was everything I felt he would be so really made this breakfast pop:
Really, take the time to listen to this clip – it is AWESOME.
When you attend these breakfasts, you usually get a copy of some of the speaking authors books and this breakfast included:
On Friday, I attended the Children’s Author Breakfast. I know right? Why would I attend the Children’s Author breakfast? I review few children’s books, I have no small children at home…. oh… I know why….
Do not judge me…. 😉
Another one worth watching. I will wait….
Ok, awesome right?
The books included with this breakfast were:
And, I have to plug one more author, Jeff Kinney who is the author of The Wimpy Kid series. Now these are not books that I have read, but after listening to Jeff talk at the expo – delightful, funny, and a bonus surprise for me… I may need to start watching his books.
Grad another cup of coffee… this one is well worth the watch as well:
Do I recommend the breakfasts? I do. If you are interested in any of the authors who will be speaking, you get a great seat to hearing them chat about their books and you get to hear some great insights into their lives (seriously, listen to Jeff’s BEA talk above… at the end he has some pretty amazing plans that all stem around his love of books).
22 thoughts on “BEA: Author Breakfasts”
Your pictures are awesome! I was just behind the “premium seating” and my pictures were a blurry mess (of course I was trembling with excitement over sharing the same air as NPH). I also didn’t get the Angelica Huston book- 😦 I loved the breakfasts, though, as I love listening to the people in person. How sweet was Mem Fox? Just wonderful…
They were so great! Its fun to be in a quiet room out of the BEA buzz one and just listen 🙂 Mem Fox was awesome!
Thanks for all the info. I have never been to an author breakfast. I will have to think about doing that next time.
They are fun! When you register for BEA they are on the options list. Best to pre purchase tickets, they often sell out.
I am incredibly jealous of the opportunities you had here. Watching the video clips is great, but seeing them in person had to be amazing. You should *self five* on that one 😉
LOL…. took a moment for me to translate in my mind *self five* 😛 It was a great time…. I told my husband when he was watching How I Met Your Mother that “I met him! And I met him!”
They are two of my favorite actors. I really hoped that they were as genuine and funny as they seem…I’m glad to know that they are! You’re now my hero for 15 minutes because you met them!
They really were L(
I love NPH – what a great event!
He was great!
I love Jason Segel!! What an awesome trip you had!
It was a good time… I always have a great time with the expo and the meet up of great blogger friends 🙂
Sheila, Thanks for posting these videos. I enjoyed them!
Oh good 😉
Haha that’s funny! I would totally go to an author breakfast just for the author, even if I won’t read the book. Hey – the talk has to be interesting right!
It was good 😀 I also always sit in the back so if we decide to sneak out early we can 😀
Love, love, love Jeff Kinney’s books. They are side splitting funny!
I am going to have to read one!
I love the breakfast but didn’t make it to any of them this year.
You are who got me interested in the breakfasts Kathy 😀 You gave me good advice a couple of years ago about them.
Michael, has read all the books and loves them. I showed him the clip and he enjoyed it. They are quick fun reads according to Michael.