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2016 National Book Festival

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març 16, 2016, 10:26 am


Okay, I realize that we still have over six months until, but details are starting to show up.

Looks like we're back to the last weekend in September (September 24th this year.)
Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen King are on the author list so far...

Anyone else got commentary, etc on the festival as it approaches?

març 16, 2016, 9:38 pm

Wow, the lineup is already looking great! I saw several besides Oates and King I'd like to see.

març 16, 2016, 11:06 pm

I'm going to be out of the country from the 15th to 30th of September, so I won't make it :-(

març 16, 2016, 11:38 pm

Can someone save me a seat for Stephen King...now?! 😏

març 17, 2016, 9:03 am

I'm probably going to skip it, since it's now much easier for me to visit DC in the summer, and since I didn't love the switch to the convention center.

març 17, 2016, 10:54 am

September 24th is also the opening date of the brand new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture so I wonder how that will affect turnout at the National Book Festival. In the past when the National Book Festival was on the National Mall I would have said it would boost attendance at both, but not anymore.

març 18, 2016, 7:10 am

With a lot of changes in my life recently, I'm looking at 50/50 odds of going this year. Most will depend on fian... er girlfriend..

Editat: març 19, 2016, 9:07 pm

>7 gilroy:

fian...!!!!!! :D

We need to meet her!!!!

març 19, 2016, 10:05 pm

>8 SqueakyChu: I'll tell you this much, it's fitting. I'm dating a librarian. :)

març 20, 2016, 3:58 pm

>9 gilroy:

My daughter's future mother-in-law is a librarian (now retired) as well so we're both set for life! Haha!

ag. 29, 2016, 12:02 pm


Important news. They're requiring tickets to get in to see Stephen King. (I'll put this in both threads, to be safe. :) )

ag. 29, 2016, 1:17 pm

There will be additional security measures this year - http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/safety-tips/

Of particular note:

"Upon entering the Washington Convention Center at any point during the festival, all guests will be subject to bag searches. This will also apply to reentrance throughout the course of the day."

"Festivalgoers are only permitted one bag per person, in addition to a handbag or purse. No wheeled luggage allowed."

Non-Permitted Items include "Dangerous weapons such as firearms (and their replicas), fireworks, explosives, knives of any size, pointed objects, razors and box cutters, stun guns, pepper spray, mace and martial arts weapons (note: active duty law enforcement with proper credentials may carry their weapons)
Aerosol containers"