Monday, May 23, 2011

Armchair BEA: Dream Panel

Pirate vvb

The Armchair BEA is hijacking the morning posts this week from the pirates of ...and a bottle o'rum schedule.

A bit about vvb32 reads:
vvb32 reads turned 2 yrs old last February. The site shares the eclectic bunch of books vvb reads that range from Jane Austen to Zombies. Virtual book events and giveaways are fun activities found at vvb32 reads along with great interaction with commenters and fellow bloggers.

As I hope to visit BEA (Book Expo America) in the future, for now I am participating and attending (sorta) in a small way with The Armchair BEA. Join me or join in for a week of some BEA.

Last year I participated with these posts and started off with my BEA Dream Panel - steampunk. I loved this topic and decided to do it again for the first post.

My pick for today's topic: Name Your Dream Panel
- BEA is full of discussion panels where between 3 to 5 authors/publishers discuss various topics. If you could put together your own panel who (authors/publishers only) would be on it and what would they be discussing?

My dream panel this year: YA zombie authors and publishers

Bad Taste in Boys
by Carrie Harris
release date: July 2011

by Joan Frances Turner

Dust & Decay
by Jonathan Maberry
release date: August 2011

The Living Dead Boy and the Zombie Hunters:
A Young Adult Zombie Novel
by Rhiannon Frater
re-release date: July 2011

The Peculiar Superpowers of Eleanor Armstrong:
A Zombie Love Story
by K.A. Schloegel

Print Publishers:
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Tor Teen

Special surprise ending:
A few zombies shuffle into the audience handing out Zombie themed CakePops


OKAY, now your turn.

What genre would you pick and who would be on your dream panel?


Armchair BEA
Book Expo America
May 23-27, 2011
a virtual event
(for those of us who could not make the trip to New York)

Today's BEA happenings:
- a guest post from Pam telling you what you’re not missing by staying home from BEA

- an author chat (guest TBA) hosted at Mundie Moms


vvb's Armchair BEA schedule:
Monday: Intro and Dream Panel
Tuesday: YA New Releases
Giveaway:The Pirate Captain's Daughter by Eve Bunting
Wednesday: Blogger Interview with Midnight Cowgirl


* also making this part of ...and a bottle o'rum event, hence the pirate patch version of vvb32 header character created at Ammotu


  1. My gene would be paranormal, and I would pick Kelley Armstrong, Susan Hubbard and Bree Despain for my dream panel.

  2. gene should be genre... but I'm sure you caught that too.

  3. Unless I'm ill or traveling (and don't have access to the internet), I post a review each and every day. Come learn more about me and my blog.

  4. That IS a dream panel! We already know each other, of course. To any visitors reading my comment, this is one of the funnest blogs in the book blogosphere!

    So glad you're joining in this week. I'll be back by again! =O)

  5. Terrific panel! :D
    This year I would pick fantasy and the authors would be George R. R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Ursula K. Le Guin, Philip Pullman and Diana L. Paxson.

  6. Thanks for the dream panel nod, vvb. :)


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