Armchair BEA – Networking!
Today’s Armchair BEA discussion has participants sharing ways in which they network offline. Whether it’s through local indie bookstores, library reading clubs, book signing events, etc., there are endless ways in which bloggers can network offline! So for this post, we felines wanted to share with you two of our favorite ways to network within our local community.
Our first choice, and ultimate love, is our local independent bookstore: Mysterious Galaxy!
This is our go to store for all things books. They’ve got everything from author event signings, reading clubs, special in-store holiday events, and more! It’s literally our second home. =^.^= Thanks to them we’ve met amazing authors such as Gail Carriger, Nancy Holder, Naomi Novik, Gini Koch, Richelle Mead, Jacqueline Carey, and so many more. There’s no end to the wonderful stuff we can say about them! We encourage everyone to check them out at some point. And if you can’t physically visit the store, they have a wonderful online presence as well.
Our second means of networking in our city is: San Diego-Comic Con!
Ever since the folks at Comic-Con International allowed the big name publishing houses to attend the convention, we’ve been able to talk with representatives from some of our favorite publishers and learn about brand new titles before their publication. We’ve also been able to attend author event signings and usually come home with a ton of book related swag! This is one of the few events that we look forward yearly. With so many great publishers in attendance and a long list of outstanding authors visiting each day, you can bet that there will be something for everyone at the Con!