Monday, April 18, 2011

Participant Registration Now Open!!!

It's that time of year again! The second annual Armchair BEA is quickly approaching and in an effort to get things going well in advance we'd like to open up participant registration today!

So, what exactly does being a participant entail? First and foremost, you'll be able to celebrate and participate in an event that happens each year in New York City, Book Expo America, from the comfort of your very own home, hopefully a snugly armchair! Secondly, and we hope equally as important, you'll be able to meet new book bloggers and join together in a celebration of the wonderful community that comes out of book blogging. Lastly, it means participating, however you're able to. This can be by posting, tweeting, discussing, or even by simply reading and commenting on participating blogs. Your level of participation is entirely up to you, but we hope you'll find something to get you involved in this fabulous event!

Each of us has an entirely valid reason for not being able to make to BEA in NYC, including many of the organizers. Because of that the organizers and publicity team are working hard behind the scenes to give you an event that you won't soon forget! Here are just a few comments from participants last year...

"This was such a great experience! I was a little late coming into it, so I hate that I missed many of the great things that you hosted, but I can't wait for next year!"

"I can't thank you enough. This has been the best experience that I have ever had blogging. I have had a great time telling family and friends about the experience and they are amazed that something virtual could have gone so well and made such an impact on so many. "

"It was just the burst that I needed. I have been in a slump lately, not with book blogging, but with life. Because of ArmChairBEA, I am energized and my creative juices are flowing once again. It has been the ultimate happy pill."

"Absolutely - Positively WONDERFUL!!!"

Official Schedule Coming Soon!
In the meantime, mark these dates on your calendar!
The week of Monday, May 23rd thru Friday, May 27th

We plan on centering the week around some of these great topics and daily activities:
Daily Theme Posts
Panel Discussions
Interviews with Another Book Blogger
Vlogs Direct from the actual BEA Event in NYC
Giveaways: Here at the Armchair BEA site & Around the Book Blogging Community
Two Twitter Parties (#armchairBEA & @ArmchairBEA)
And More!

Again, we hope you'll find something to get you involved at whatever level you decide! We're extremely excited for our second annual Armchair BEA and we can't wait to get started! Feel free to direct any questions you have to either the comments below or our email (armchairbea {at} gmail {dot} com).

To participate, go ahead and fill out the form below and follow us on Twitter for up to the date information on what's to come!


  1. Thanks for actually TELLING me to add the dates to the calendar, otherwise I may have forgotten!

  2. I was hoping to go to BEA this year, but it just didn't work out. I had forgotten about Armchair BEA until recently. I really enjoyed it last year. Now I totally feel better about not getting to go!

  3. Sadly I have to miss BEA because I am in Iraq :( But I am SO EXCITED to participate in Armchair BEA!

  4. I can't wait to join in the fun again this year. :)

  5. This is so cool! Now I'm excited to see how this works.

  6. Just registered, very excited!

  7. I can't go to NY so I'll be looking forward to Armchair BEA!

  8. We are so excited to have everyone!!!! Can't wait for Armchair BEA to start!!!

  9. This is ironic, becuase I'm going to NY, but the seventh to the 13th. So online and armchairs for me! This is great!

  10. I'm going to be offering free exhibitor "tables" on my blog for authors, publishers, booksellers, etc, who couldn't get a table at BEA for whatever reason. Can you help spread the word?

  11. I'm going to BEA/BBC, but I think it's really important to help support those other book bloggers out there who can't attend.

    Love that you are doing this!

  12. Thanks so much for doing this! What a great idea!

  13. ive filled out the registration late April and i wasnt on your list... is that the final draft of the Armchair participants?

    TValeros18 @ gmail [dot] com

    Thank you!

  14. SpadesHigh ... The participant tab has not yet been updated at this time. I just checked our sheet and you are definitely registered!

  15. Is it too late to join? I only just found out about this through another blogger and would love to take part.
    Thank you

  16. barmybex ... It's definitely not too late! Just fill out the form above!

  17. OK, cool. I've filled in the form. Looking forward to it. :D

  18. What an awesome idea! I'm looking forward to participating. :-)

  19. I may have signed up twice, I just can't remember if I did earlier or not and my coffee is still to hot to drink this morning. ;)

  20. I'm so excited to be apart of "Armchair Bea 2011". I live and blog in Australia, so its impossible for me to get to the "Book Expo America". But Armchair Bea I can do :) This is my first year blogging and also my first year attending. Looking forward to it starting. Thanxs from Paranormal Goddess -Natasha-

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  21. Just filled out registration page

  22. Just filled out registration form. Husband finally home after heart surgery and things have been up in the air but will participate as much as I can. Thank you.

  23. Hi!
    I filled in the registration form. Hopefully it is not too late!

    inga from

  24. Looks like fun. I'm pretty excited! :)

  25. Count me in too!

  26. I have no idea what I am doing, but it looks like fun.

  27. Hi all. This is such a great idea. I used to go every year when working as print book critic; now on disability and blogging at
    "On a Clear Day I Can Read Forever''