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The IF List’s BEA and Book Con 2015 Recap

CEO and Co-Founder of The IF List Benny Hung with Author Sylvia Day

Mindy Kaling, J.L. Armentrout, R.L. Stein, Julianne Moore, Richelle Mead – What a week  at BookExpo America (BEA) and BookCon 2015! We were able to hang out with some of our favorite authors, get our hands on some coveted ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies), and best of all, tell thousands of book lovers about The IF List and how it works!

Here’s a little photo recap of The IF List Team’s BEA/BookCon takeover, where we talk to authors about their upcoming books and actors about their upcoming movies!

Our Favorite Author Was…

… impossible to choose! We chatted with and got our books signed by authors like Sylvia Day, Abbi Glines, Richelle MeadMarissa Meyer, J.L. Armentrout and H.M. Ward. With such an amazing line up, who could pick a favorite?

Author: Abbi Glines

You Know Her For: Her series Rosemary Beach and being besties with Colleen Hoover and Jamie McGuire!

CEO and Co-Founder Benny Hung and Abbi Glines

CEO and Co-Founder Benny Hung and Abbi Glines

Ms. Abbi Glines, who is looking absolutely stunning in this photo, is the author of  While It Lasts and we got a signed copy of her yet to be released book When I’m Gone. We’re all excited about the movie adaptation of While It Lasts that’s in the works starring Addam Bramich as Cage York! No word on who will play Eva yet, so start casting those brunettes with big eyes on The IF List >>

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

You Know Her For: Hundreds of best selling romance novels and that cute guy on the cover of Obsidian, Pepe Toth

Benny Hung and J.L. Armentrout!

Benny Hung and J.L. Armentrout!

It was exciting to meet Jennifer L. Armentrout! Her loyal fans were some of the first to use The IF List! Her novel Obsidian is being developed for film and we’d love to see your dream cast >>

Author: H.M. Ward

You Know Her For: Her steamy series The Arrangement and her creation of the Ferro clan

CEO and Co-Founder Benny Hung and H.M. Ward

CEO and Co-Founder Benny Hung and H.M. Ward

We loved meeting H.R. Ward and her team! You can dream cast and support her novel The Arrangement on The IF List >>

Author: Marissa Meyer

You Know Her For: Her super fun series The Lunar Chronicles, a reworking of the Cinderella story where half of the population are robots

CEO and Co-Founder Benny Hung and Marissa Meyer

CEO and Co-Founder Benny Hung and Marissa Meyer

We got to chat with the mind behind the Lunar Chronicles, Marissa Meyer, while she was signing copies of her new bridge book between Cress and Winter in which Queen Levana’s story is finally told! Meyer told us that she sold the rights for a Cinder movie but there’s no news on whether it is moving forward. Make sure to support the Lunar Chronicles on The IF List to help move it along >> 


Some of the awesome books we got signed at BEA

Our New BFF’s Are…

Meredith Wild, Julia Crane, and Nely Cab! They’ve been our long time virtual buddies, but now that we met them we love them even more!

We definitely want to see Hardwired by Meredith Wild, Fractured Innocence by Julia Crane, and Creatura by Nely Cab as movies or TV shows! Support them all on The IF List!

The one to watch is…

Lawrence M. Schoen, the Nebula Award Nominated author of Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard!


“Chelsea – Let’s Dreamcast Barsk together.” – Lawrence M. Schoen

Mr. Schoen came to visit our booth at BEA and told us how much he loved The IF List! He was so nice and funny that we’re sure Barsk is too! Barsk, which is an upcoming Sci-Fi novel published by Tor, comes out December 15th. You can Pre-order and dream cast Barsk here >> breakouts Our other favorite break outs were Cleopatra’s Shadows by Emily Holleman (due October 6th, 2015) and Updraft by Fran Wilde (out September 1st)! Two very talented ladies!

The actor turned author of the week is:

Mindy KalingWe had to wait in a pretty long line to get to chat with the star of “The Mindy Project” but she was worth it. Kaling is just as upbeat in person as she is on her show and we were so excited to receive an advanced excerpt of her new book, Why Not Me.


Mindy Kaling signing and advanced excerpt for Social Media and Marketing Manager Kristine Colosimo

We also loved seeing Dylan Minette (Scandal)Julianne Moore (Still Alice), and Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) in person!

Julianne Moore talking at a BookCon Panel

Julianne Moore talking at a BookCon Panel

We’re Forever Fans Of…

Goosebumps! R.L. Stein and the two stars of the new Goosebumps movie, Dylan Minette and Ryan Lee sat down to discuss the upcoming film at BookCon. At the end of the discussion, we got to see an advanced screening of the trailer and it looks fantastic!

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Jack Black as RL Stein in the upcoming film

The concept for the film is unique from the 90’s TV show. Instead of focusing on one of Stein’s many stories, the movie features all of them! Jack Black plays R.L. Stein himself, a mysterious writer who isn’t very friendly with the neighbors. We find out why when Minette and Lee’s characters accidentally unleash all the monsters from Stein’s various stories and must stop them! It feels a little like a modern day Jumanji – a little scary, a little humorous, and a whole lot of fun!

The Most Fun BookCon Photo Op…

Would have to be a tie between the incredibly life-like cut out of George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones), the free hot dogs plus men dressed as hot dogs for the graphic novel, Galactic Hot Dogs, and the all pink Madison K booth!

The Most Exciting BEA/BookCon Booth was…

Ours of course! Thank you to everyone who visited The IF List Booth. We loved talking to you and hope you enjoyed learning about The IF List!

Visit us on your desktop or mobile device at www.iflist.com to dream cast and support your favorite books and actresses!

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