A Heads Up for You All: BookCon Tickets On Sale Now!

BOOKCON 2019 TICKETS ON SALE NOW — HEADLINERS INCLUDE

CASSANDRA CLARE, RAINBOW ROWELL, MARIE LU, EVA CHEN AND OTHERS

 

Two-Day Convention Where Storytelling is Celebrated in all its Forms Returns to the Javits June 1 and 2, 2019

 

NORWALK, CT – BookCon, the place where storytelling and pop culture collide, is returning to the Javits Center in New York City on June 1 & 2, 2019. Produced by ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, the groundbreaking consumer book event offers fans access to Panels, Screenings, Author Q&As, Autographing sessions and more featuring bestselling authors and A-list Hollywood talent. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.thebookcon.com/Tickets/.

The initial Guest list for BookCon 2019 includes poet and National Book Award winner Elizabeth Acevedo (The Poet XWith the Fire on High), director of fashion partnerships at Instagram and children’s book author Eva Chen (Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes) and bestselling author Rainbow Rowell with illustrator Faith Erin Hicks, who will preview their upcoming graphic novel Pumpkinheads. Young Adult powerhouses Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments), Marie Lu (Legend trilogy), Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles), Victoria Aveyard (Red QueenWar Storm) and Sandhya Menon (When Dimple Met RishiThere’s Something about Sweetie) have also joined the lineup. Hundreds of authors representing all genres will be announced over the next few months.

BookCon is the consumer extension of BookExpo, North America’s largest gathering of book industry professionals from around the globe. It is the ultimate fan event where storytelling is celebrated in all its forms – offering fans unprecedented access to authors, publishers, celebrities and creators of content that influences everything we read, hear and see. Previous BookCon guests have included John Green, Jenny Han, Mindy Kaling, Abbi Jacobsen, Bill Clinton, Margaret Atwood and Brie Larson, in addition to hundreds of Exhibitors.

Tickets for BookCon are available now at TheBookCon.com. Additional exciting details about BookCon Exhibitors, Guests and sponsors will be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information and to purchase Tickets, please visit TheBookCon.com or BookCon’s social media pages (FacebookTwitter and Instagram).

Book Expo/Book Con 2018 Video Haul

I recorded a very long display of things I picked up at BookExpo & The Book Con 2018. Along the way telling stories, detailing the books and more. With over 120+ books a cataloging is also planned, but for now enjoy this video.

Before BEA15

Book Expo America and Book Con 2015 are right around the corner. Seriously right around the corner, starting this Wednesday, May 27th at 1 PM till Sunday at 5 PM if you are attending both shows.

Coming in at the sixth year in a row attending the show PCS is still under prepared. No matter how many tip articles you read and there are MANY good ones (including the one posted back in 2011 on this site  which still applies in some ways) once you arrive all common sense goes out the window, but in the best way. While there is a lot of business being conducted, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. You are in a building full of people who love books, write books, sell books, review books and more. Even the shyest person will find ways to break out of their shell.

This year instead of doing a huge preview of the show PCS has made the schedule it will be working off of for both events as a public Google Doc.

There are a few personal highlights for this site though and maybe you’ll come to them and support my friends.

itiswhatitisArmada-cover-3dsLong time family friend Colin Rath will be signing copies of his  IT IS WHAT IT IS on Friday from 1-1:30 PM at Autographing Table 14. The book tells the story of he and his family’s incredible adventure through Manhattan real estate. He and his wife are amazing people and their story is inspirational and powerful one telling you to never let dreams die. Even if you are not at BEA it is a book to indeed get your hands on staring May 26th, 2015.

Ernie or Ernest Cline is a best selling author for his READY PLAYER ONE. He also wrote the screenplay for the troubled but entertaining film FANBOYS. His next book arrives on July 14th, 2015 but he will be signing copies at Penguin Randomhouse’s Booth (3119) on Thursday, from 10-11 PM. This writer first met Ernie back in his slam poetry days at the URBANA slam hosted at Bowery Poetry Club encountering his early work and becoming an immediate fan and occasional friend.

Here is a list of some the celebrities from film, television, music and culinary, the major focuses of PCS that will make appearances at the con in no particular order: Bernadette Peters, Felcia Day, BJ Novak, John Leguizamo, Mindy Kailing, Bobby Flay, Carol Alt, Lisa Jakob, Christie Brinkley, Emeril Lagasse, Karen Finley, Adam Carolla, Nick Offerman, Judah Friedlander, Abigail Breslin, Shane Dawson, Aziz Ansari, Jason Segel.

As you can see quite the line up. I’m exhausted just thinking about it… but it’s all worth. So if you’re there, have fun and love your books.