I admit, if you don’t work in publishing that subject line is nonsense. For the rest of you: 7x20x21 is back! After last year‘s resounding success, Ami and I were hard pressed to think of how we could top it. Then we drank some whiskey and came up with the following panel. This is going to be The Last Boy Scout of BEA panels. (It’s good, I swear.)
- Colson Whitehead (Sag Harbor, Zone One) will debut a new, life-changing technology that will make all writing instantly better. He may also talk about the apocalypse. (Are you following him on Twitter yet? Of course you are.)
- Rita Meade, a.k.a. the amazing ScrewyDecimal, will share what kids think the future of libraries will be.
- Kevin Smokler, the newly-minted VP of Marketing at Byliner, will discuss discoverability. Make sure to high-five him about his new gig.
- Misha Glouberman (The Chairs Are Where the People Go) will present possibly more in seven minutes than your brain can handle. This is a good thing.
- Aaron Shapiro, CEO of Huge, will talk design and his book Users Not Customers.
- Rachel Rosenfelt, founder and editor-in-chief of The New Inquiry, will discuss the current reviewing landscape for women.
- And Ben Greenman, polymath New Yorker editor and novelist, will present charts. Incredible, blindingly brilliant charts.