Next year I am hoping to go to BEA and skip out on this madness. The one thing that made the lines, stress, and chaos worth it was meeting some of my favorite authors and getting pictures and/or pictures with them. One of the other good things about Book Con was that there were panels, authors, etc. for people of all ages, so everyone in my family got to met or see people they wanted to.
At Book Con I got a ton of bags, bookmarks, cups, pens, pencils, etc. I was expecting more books though. People that I had heard that went to Power Reader Day last year had gotten a ton of ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) and finished copies of books. I got a few regular books and one ARC so I was disappointed in my haul but at least I got some books. Here are the books I got:
Free Autographed Books
(ARC) The Return by, Jennifer L. Armentrout
Never Fade by, Alexandra Bracken
(E-book) Since You've Been Gone by, Morgan Matson
(E-book) The Forever Song by, Julie Kagawa
Purchased Autographed Books: