Surviving a Book Convention

Hey guys! So today I’m doing a little bit of a different post than usual- Surviving a book convention! For those of you who are starting to get ready for Love N. VegasYallfest, or any of the other amazing conventions happening this fall, you’re probably starting to freak a little bit. I know I am. But fear not, I’m here to give you guys some tips and tricks about how to make the most of your book convention experience!


Do’s and Don’ts-

Do: Wear comfortable shoes. Although it may be tempting to look cute for your fellow book nerds, those kitten heels will make your life hell after two hours of waiting for a signing.

Don’t: Be shy in line. Everybody else is there because they love books, just like you. Just be friendly.

Do: Check out deals for your area. I know that for Love N. Vegas you can use this page with travel deals, and Yallfest has a partnership with a hotel in the area. These things can save you a lot, trust me.

Don’t: Get in line late. It’s completely worth it to get up a little bit earlier and get in the beginning of the line.


Stuff to bring-

-Sharpies: Bring like three or four, just in case.

-Granola bars: You’ll get hungry standing in line, and keeping your blood sugar up is a must.

-Bottled water: You’ll definitely need water if you’re standing outside for long periods of time, and it’s usually more expensive if you buy it there.

-Charger: You’re going to kill your battery waiting in line, and you’ll need chargers to save battery.


What to wear:

-Nerdy clothes! This is the time to show off your best nerdy apparel, so go wild!

-Comfortable walking shoes

-Light bag


Yallfest authors! I’m going to Yallfest this year and I’m SO excited! I’m going to see Becky Albertalli, Victoria Aveyard, Angie Thomas, and so many more!

So what conventions have you been to and who did you see?

Thanks for reading my post, and until next time, happy reading 🙂


49 thoughts on “Surviving a Book Convention

  1. You made me laugh with wear Nerdy clothes. I am a total book nut and this sounds like a ball. I’m going to check to see when there is one in my area!

  2. I have never been to a book convention, plus there isn’t such a thing where I live. I am a literature student, a writer, and I’m always up for new things. I opened both links- amazing… Your post- amazing too.

  3. great tips. i haven’t been to one but ive been to other conventions and it works for them too. i would love to go to a book con.

  4. I get nervous when I don’t feel prepared. Knowing what to expect from a convention helps me have more fun while I’m there!

  5. I attended a blogging conference this summer and enjoyed it. I learned alot. In November I am heading to a technology conferrer.

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