Beginners Guide

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Additional info can be found under the About section on our website.

Important Dates*

*dates are subject to change!

Tickets go on Sale: usually early November
Ticket Mailing Deadline: Sunday May 31, 2020
Ticket price increase: Saturday July 25, 2020
Autographing tickets available: early July

Ticket Info:

VIP get their tickets and autographing tickets first as part of their package. We set aside a limited amount of tickets so their tickets do not take away from General Admission. General Admission tickets go on sale after. Both sets are first-come, first-serve. Tickets are available until they sell out.
More ticket info can be found here. And tickets can be purchased here.


We announce guests weekly in our newsletter and on social. They can also be found on our website here with the day* they will appear and books they are known for.
*Days are subject to change!


There are lotteries you can win for special breakfasts and events – these will open closer to the show and are hosted by our partners.
There are also events for writers of all ages! These are separately purchased tickets from your badge. More info and tickets for writing classes can be found here.


Closer to the show (usually around April/May) we will post a PDF on the website with a list of authors autographing, what they’ll sign, and what they’ll allow during the signing. Everyone gets two free tickets to get two free autographs, VIP gets three. VIP will get first choice, but they have a limited number of autographs so they don’t take away from General Admissions chance for Autographs. Autographs go VERY fast so promptness is encouraged and there is no guarantee you’ll get the tickets you want. Booths at the show will also have autographing and signings separate from BookCon. You can find these with their info in the panels section on our website. We will announce the date before they are available on social and in our newsletter so keep an eye on those!


Panels are not ticketed, they are first-come, first-serve. All you have to do it show up and grab a seat! There is reserved seating in the front for VIP and special allotment of seats for those with medical stickers.
More panel info can be found here.

Show Floor:

One of the highlights of the event is the Show Floor! This is the place to be if you’re looking for retailers, exhibitors, vendors, merch, and UnBound. More info on UnBound below.
Check out some of our exhibitors here.


UnBound is the place for all things book-related. Stop by this special “show within a show” for bookish gifts you’d find in a bookstore such as: stationary, candles, journals, games, toys, and other lifestyle products.

Other Fun:

BookCon Book Club:
From January  - May we host a book club and read books from authors coming to that year’s show! For every book you’ll have the chance to answer discussion questions, submit your question to the author, and watch a video from the author answering selected questions. You can find more info here.

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