Armchair BEA 20106 – Day 4: Surviving Fictional Worlds and Giveaway

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Welcome to Armchair BEA! This is the seventh annual Armchair BEA, and this is EFC’s third year participating! We are so excited to take part again this year!


Day 4: Surviving Fictional Worlds & Giveaways

Today we’ll talk about surviving fictional worlds. We all know that sometimes, the worlds we love in fiction can be dangerous. Which fictional worlds would you want to live in? Which worlds do you never want to dive into? Which worlds are you content to stay behind the glass, so to speak, rather than wishing to dive through the page? And once you get there, what would you do?

I’m a sci/fi fantasy girl (read: big, big nerd), so you’d have trouble keeping me away from places like Narnia and Gallifrey. I’ve recently been fielding random questions from my four-year-old about magic, superpowers, and why we don’t have them in real life, so I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. You can pop me into a world with magic any day of the week (who knows? maybe I live in one now . . .), and I bet my son would gladly come along for the adventure. Hogwarts? Done. Oz? You betcha. Oh, but ain’t no way I’m going to Westeros. You can’t make me.


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  1. Love reading your blog!

  2. Mary Preston says:

    I’d love to attend.

  3. I have commented for the entry but it is not showing up. 🙁

  4. i never went to BEA or a real book convention even if i’m dreaming of attending one
    i do love reading about bea post in a way we particiapte so i enjoy then a lot
    thank you for teh giveaway

  5. I’m enjoying the posts heaps but am so jealous of everyone who gets to attend! Sadly I have neber been to BEA.

  6. Yes i love the BEA post go to then at least once a day

  7. JenniferC says:

    I have not been to BEA but it sounds like a drea, and I would love to go!

  8. lori byrd says:

    I go to BEA once a week. Love it.

  9. I’ve never been, but I bet it would be fun.

  10. Rita Wray says:

    Love the posts.

  11. Jodi Hunter says:

    I love your blog, thanks for the incredible content.

  12. I’ve never been to BEA, though I’d love it. This is my first Armchair BEA and I’m having such a great time reading everything and finding more great bloggers.

  13. Have your read the Thursday Next series?

  14. It’s the dream to one day attend BEA.

  15. veronica Jimenez says:

    I like the posts, great topics.
    I don’t know what are my favorite sci/fi world.
    Like you hogwarts will be awesome, Oz, Brandon Sanderson’s books, etc, they are so many

  16. VeronikaDream says:

    I’ve never been to BEA, but I love reading all the post every year for Armchair Bea!
    My favorite fictional world is the Harry Potter world.

  17. Thanks for the giveaway. I have never been to BEA but I always enjoy the posts. Narnia would be my ideal fantasy world too. 🙂

  18. ensconcedya says:

    I’ve never been to BEA sadly… would love to go the next time it’s in Chicago for sure since we have family up there and housing would be easy. I would love to go to HP world of course like many others. As for avoiding… all dystopian worlds that I’ve read about!!! Thanks! Christina @ Ensconced in Lit

  19. I’d love to go to BEA but sadly I live in the UK, so that’s never going to happen.

  20. I’m glad I found your blog. You have some great books featured.

  21. i hope to attend bea one day we see. thanks for the chance to win.

  22. See my thoughts on living in fictional worlds in my post for today This is my second time doing ABEA but I’ve never been to BEA in person.

  23. Adorable blog.

    Nice posts.

    Narnia would be nice.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Silver’s Reviews

  24. Marilyn says:

    I would love to be in the Victorian era. Not for long though,Icould not survive without the modern things. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. I’ve never been to a BEA, but I’m enjoying the posts.

  26. I will pass on Westeros as well. My survival odds don’t seem good there…
    I am loving all the Armchair BEA posts and topics. I have never been to the official event but one day, if I can get both the time off and money to go. 🙂

  27. Hopefully I can go to BEA one day! I’d love to live in SJM’s worlds, or visit Eretz!

  28. I’m in Australia so never been to a BEA event as it’s just too far away and I don’t think they have anything like that here but I would love to attend!

  29. I am so jealous of the super lucky people that get to go to BEA! 🙂 I would love to visit Narnia

  30. I don’t think I’ll ever get the chance to go to BEA 🙁
    Would love to visit the Harry Potter world!

  31. I have loved doing ABEA, and I hope one day to go to BEA!

  32. Sylvie Bower says:

    Alas, I have never been to BEA, though I’m hoping for 2017 or 2018! Thank you so much for this giveaway!

  33. I’ve never been to BEA, but I’d love to go one day. Hopefully. Thanks for joining BEA Armchair, it’s a little fun for those who can’t attend 🙂

  34. Anita H. says:

    Thanks for sharing since I’ve never been to BEA before, sounds like so much fun! If I could choose, I would totally love to visit Narnia. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  35. Very interesting post, I’m with you at Hogwarts and Oz but I’m staying far away from Westeros! Hopefully I’ll get to go to BEA someday cause it’s on my bucket list!

  36. Dan Denman says:

    I have not been to a BEA but, I am enjoying the posts. I would love to live in the Harry Potter world. It would be so cool to visit Hogwarts and Diagon Alley. I would not like to live in the Hunger Games world. Kids being forced to kill other kids. I could live without that.

  37. Before this Post I hadn’t heard of BEA! It’s learning about it here. I’d like visit parts of the LOTR setting and avoid the other parts.