I can sum up Teen Author Carnival 2012 in one word: fantastic.
So fantastic, in fact, that while I was enjoying listening to all the wonderful authors speak, I neglected to take notes about the panels. Doh.
I did take some pictures, though:
|The Keeping it Realistic panel
|Authors Lauren E. Morrill and Siobhan Vivian
|The Where Have You Been All My Life? panel
|Such a gorgeous library
|More gorgeous library (through a door, hence the crappy photo)
I also got to meet up in person
with some super-cool writer peeps, like Ghenet, Gina, and Elodie! And
learned an important lesson about why it is finally time for me to get a
smartphone (I still use a slide-out qwerty phone without internet):
because I missed out on meeting quite a few other writer friends because
I had no access to Twitter until I got home. Sad face. It’s time, so
I’ll head to the Apple store this weekend, and into the 21st century!
Have you been to any BEA week events this week?
Looks like that was an awesome time!
I’ve got you beat on the phone – I don’t even have a keyboard, so every time I send a text, I have to use the number pad, hitting each key repeatedly until I get to the right letter. When the sound is on, it’s like a happy little song…haha…I’ve also been thinking of an upgrade 🙂
I honestly love my dumbphone–but I’m starting to see how being behind the technological times can negatively affect things. When people text me, I take like 3 hours to respond with my crappy little keypad!
Looks like a wonderful conference! I’d love to attend something like that sometime. It’s great that you got to meet up with some writer friends too. 🙂
That library is gorgeous!
And I sort of miss my “dumbphone,” actually. I changed over to a smartphone late last year and it’s such a timesuck. I had to take some time away from it for a bit, because I was checking my email before I even got out of bed every morning and it was stressing me out, lol.
Looks like it was a wonderful conference!
@Crystal: That’s why I’ve clung to my dumbphone! I know myself, and if I had access to email 24/7 . . . I would turn into a zombie. So this upgrade is going to be interesting.
Love the pics! looks like you had fun 🙂
How cool is that? The venue is gorgeous, but even better to meet up with writer friends and hear authors speak! Awesome!
So jealous! I thought about dropping in after school…then wound up staying at school till 6 helping a kid finish up some last-minute graduation requirements, which put me home at 7, exhausted. D’oh! We’re like two ships passing in the night lately 🙂
Thanks for the recap, Rebecca. I just blogged about BEA. I love NYPL – it is my dream to work there one day. The likelihood of it? Haha. It looks like you had a blast at TAC 🙂
I’m seething with jealousy right now.
That library is gorgeous, and I’m just a *tiny* bit jealous of your experience… Once in a lifetime! Thanks so much for sharing it here, though. 🙂
Awesome pics! Sounds like so much fun! One of these days I’ll get to BEA. One day.
Yeaah, I have a 5yo phone that barely takes photos, so I feel you. I’d like to get a new phone (in Crazyland, an iPhone) just for the GPS when I go to new places, but I can’t justify the expense of a phone that I wouldn’t use for, y’know, phone activities e.g. texts and calls. Sigh.
I’m glad we got to meet up! I totally missed that Elodie was there until after the fact…and I have an iPhone! My battery was dying though. That’s the one downfall of those phones!
So bummed I had to miss this event…. !
Yay for meeting you on Tuesday! 😀 I really enjoyed listening to these wonderful authors and getting to see you after the panel was really amazing!
Hubby told me right after we left that we should have stayed longer (!), we ended up eating yummy pizza and drinking coronas in our hotel room after walking around, which was a great way to unwind after a busy day (we had seen The Daily Show right before TAC) 😀 Loved NYC!
Pizza and beer for dinner, like true New Yorkers! (At least, I have that for dinner a lot.) So glad you loved NYC. Come back, and let’s meet up for longer! 🙂