Day 1 from BEA has been a sea of smiling faces (lots and lots of faces!!). Lead off by the terrific Children's Breakfast this morning hosted by Julianne Moore and featuring Sarah Dessen, Kevin Henkes, Katherine Paterson and Brian Selznick. It was close to a record attendance with more than 1,200 people in attendance. The only down side so far today has been the attempt to kryogenically preserve anyone in the Hachette booth where the air conditioning chose to go into hyper cool down mode. Not to make light of it, but it took 3 hours to fix the problem and the staff at Hachette was incredibly understanding.