The first weekend in June means that BookExpo and BookCon descends upon the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Every year, publishers, large and small, hawk their wares and mingle with educators, librarians, media, authors, and all readers.
Besides thousands and thousands of books everywhere you look (some free and some very cheap), there are tons of panels, author signings, activities, giveaways, and much more.
In Family HQ, there is face painting, hair braiding, clay pie making, arts and crafts, and cartoons.
There are still tickets available for BookCon for Sunday, June 3, 2018.
Some notable panels:
Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Alexandra Bracken – The Darkest Minds
Harper Miller – Ironic
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul – Dear Evan Hansen
David Levithan – Nick and Nora’s Playlist
James Murray – Impractical Jokers
Jason Reynolds – Ghost
Marie Lu – Batman Nightwalker
PBS: The Great American Read
Some notable autograph signings:
President Bill Clinton & James Patterson (SOLD OUT)
Veronica Roth – Divergent Series
Dav Pakey – Dog Man Series
Victoria Schwab – City of Ghosts
Dan Zanes – Grammy Award-winning children’s artist
Greg Pak – Mech Cadet Yu, Planet Hulk, Totally Awesome Hulk
Grady Hendrix – We Sold Our Souls
Gabrielle Moss – Paperback Crush
For more info, go to BookCon’s official site.
Geeks Of Doom is on site at the convention, so be on the lookout for our coverage.
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