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The Trendsetter BEA 2016 Session Wish List

We here at Publishing Trendsetter are feeling some serious FOMO about not being able to go to BEA and BookCon in Chicago this year. To make up for it, we decided to make a list of sessions we wish existed at BEA 2016.

  1. The Girl in the Title Epidemic: A panel about ending the usage of “girl” in titles to increase sales.
  2. Attention, Everyone! Publishing Will Be Okay: This session will share the best explanations to convince everyone that you know that publishing isn’t dying.
  3. In Booth Signing Session with Lin-Manuel Miranda: Possibly with a special performance, if he’s feeling up to it? Please LMM? Publishing folk can’t afford tickets to Hamilton.
  4. A Coloring Break: A short break from sessions where attendees can take out their adult coloring books to de-stress before returning to the wonderful chaos that is the Expo.
  5. Make This Book a Movie: A panel where authors/editors present their arguments about why a book should get the Hollywood treatment.
  6. And Let Us Cast That Book-Into-A-Movie: This panel meets immediately after “Make This Book a Movie” and lets social media mavens help create dream casts.
  7. Publishing Trendsetters: A panel of the big names from all over publishing honoring young folks who are making big strides across the industry.
  8. First of All, How Dare You?: A Q&A where writers and readers get to discuss the deaths of their favorite characters. Contains many, many spoilers. N.B. George R. R. Martin is unable to attend because he is busy killing more beloved characters in book six of A Song of Fire and Ice.
  9. How To Make the Most of [Newest Digital Technology]: Conference planners have to put programming together far ahead of the actual conference date, so this session will be a presentation about the best practices for whatever new marketing/tech/advertising tool comes up closest to the conference.
  10. Do You Even Sleep?: Some authors are able to crank out so many novels per year it makes our heads spin. Ask authors like James Patterson, R.L. Stine, Tessa Dare, and others how they write so many titles so fast.

BONUS Among the Ten Thousand Drinks After Party: Get your dance party on with the conference attendees and cocktails themed after the biggest books of the past few years. The menu will include A Little Long Island Life, The Story of my Tequila, The Tsar of Love and Tom Collins, City on Fire Whiskey, The Sympathizer Sour, and The Martian Margarita.

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