Bloggers under the age of 18 have to have an industry professional attending with them as a chaperone.
The Book Blogger Convention adheres to Book Expo America’s policy on age restrictions for participants. This policy (stated on all registration materials) states:
“Anyone under the age of 18 (minors and infants) will only be permitted to register to attend if accompanied by a registered industry professional.”
We have been advised that parental supervision/chaperoning is not an option. Those under the age of 18 must be in the presence of an industry professional at all times.
This is probably because 1 this a professional event and 2 liability.
I’ve been invited to be a panelist at the 2011 Book Blogger Convention in New York City May 27th. I’ll be one of the Authors Speed Dating, should be a blast!
Hopefully I’ll make it to the gathering Thursday afternoon, let me know if anyone is going to the party.