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  • Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writing Workshop (17+)

    Jun 01, 2019, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Location: River Pavilion

    We know you’re an avid reader, but now we want to help you become an avid writer. Turn the next page and start your story from the very beginning. BookCon will ...

    • Language: English

  • Fiction Writing Workshop (17+)

    Jun 01, 2019, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Location: River Pavilion

    We know you’re an avid reader, but now we want to help you become an avid writer. Turn the next page and start your story from the very beginning. BookCon will ...

    • Language: English

  • Middle Grade Blowout

    Jun 01, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM, 1E14

    Middle grade authors step into the spotlight! Featuring Rachel Renée Russell (Dork Diaries), R.J Palacio (Wonder), Evangeline Lily (The Squickerwonkers) and Aly...

    • Language: English

  • Hulu presents THE HANDMAID’S TALE SEASON 3

    Jun 01, 2019, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM, 1E10

      Season 3 of Hulu’s critically acclaimed drama THE HANDMAID’S TALE is just around the corner! Join executive producer and showrunner Bruce Miller and talent fr...

    • Language: English

  • John Cena Reads Elbow Grease vs. Motozilla

    Jun 01, 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM, Family HQ

    Bring your kids for a special reading of Elbow Grease vs. Motozilla by author and superstar John Cena.  Elbow Grease vs. Motozilla is a high-octane story all ab...

    • Language: English

  • Baby-Sitters Club Meet and Greet with Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier, and Gale Galligan

    Jun 01, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Scholastic Booth

    Join the club! For the first time ever Ann M. Martin, author of the Baby-Sitters Club, Raina Telgemeier (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels 1-4), and Gale Galliga...

    • Language: English

  • I Read YA - Saturday

    Jun 01, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Scholastic Meeting Room

    Share your voice and come celebrate with @IreadYA! Meet your favorite authors and be the first to get a signed ARC! Authors:Jennifer Donnelly(Stepsister), Maggi...

    • Language: English

  • Spotlight on: Cassandra Clare

    Jun 01, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Main Stage

    Cassandra Clare in conversation with Entertainment Weekly’s David Canfield

    • Language: English

  • The Subtle Art of Giving a T*lk

    Jun 01, 2019, 11:15 AM - 11:50 AM, Downtown Stage

    Mark Manson is an OG blogger turned bestselling author. His international smash hit, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, has sold millions of copies, inspiring...

    • Language: English

  • Read With Pride

    Jun 01, 2019, 11:15 AM - 11:50 AM, Choice Stage

    In recognition of Pride Month, YA and middle grade authors discuss their latest books with LGBTQ+ characters. Don’t just read, Read with Pride. Attend the panel...

    • Language: English

  • John Cena Photo Op

    Jun 01, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, River Pavilion

    Get your picture taken with global icon and author John Cena by a professional photographer! In addition to the photo, all fans will also receive a signed Elbow...

    • Language: English

  • Contemporary Fictions and Modern Day Storytellers

    Jun 01, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM, 1E16

    What better time to share your story than today? Taking a look into real stories from our lives allows us a trip into fictions that are deeply relatable. Author...

    • Language: English

  • Rainbow Rowell's Wayward Son

    Jun 01, 2019, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM, 1E14

    #1 New York Times bestselling author RAINBOW ROWELL writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (Attachments and Landline). Sometimes she writes about teena...

    • Language: English

  • Winning Westeros

    Jun 01, 2019, 12:00 PM - 12:35 PM, Choice Stage

    Is winter really coming? Find out what George RR Martin and Game of Thrones can teach us about modern war and the fate of our world from two nonresident fellows...

    • Language: English

  • New York Times Best-Selling YA Authors Discuss DC Ink!

    Jun 01, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM, 1E10

    Join New York Times best-selling authors Kami Garcia (Teen Titans: Raven), Danielle Paige (Mera: Tidebreaker), Lauren Myracle (Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale),...

    • Language: English

  • E.L. James Spotlight

    Jun 01, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Main Stage

    Join E.L. James, author of the # 1 Bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey Series, for her first ever appearance at BookCon! In addition to sharing stories about what ...

    • Language: English

  • Salaam Reads

    Jun 01, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM, 1E16

    Zareen Jaffery, executive editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, launched the Salaam Reads Muslim children’s book imprint in 2016. Salaam — the Ara...

    • Language: English

  • Neil Patrick Harris and Eva Chen in Conversation

    Jun 01, 2019, 12:45 PM - 1:20 PM, Downtown Stage

    Middle Grade authors Neil Patrick Harris and Eva Chen share the stage to discuss their books, kids, and life.

    • Language: English

  • Tom Fletcher Reads There's A Dragon In Your Book

    Jun 01, 2019, 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM, Family HQ

    Stop by for a story time reading by YouTube star, McFly band member, and children’s author TOM FLETCHER as he reads his picture book, THERE’S A DRAGON IN YOUR B...

    • Language: English

  • Leigh Bardugo in Conversation with Jeff VanderMeer

    Jun 01, 2019, 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM, 1E14

    Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse, as well as the forthcoming Ninth House. Jeff Vande...

    • Language: English

  • Thinking of You Week: Mail a Greeting Card to a Friend!

    Jun 01, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, UnBound Booth #2838-2839

    BookCon attendees have an opportunity to mail a greeting card for free in the Thinking of You Week booth in UnBound, Booth #2838-2939. The booth will feature a ...

    • Language: French

  • For Fans, By Fans: Fanfiction Addiction

    Jun 01, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 1E07

    Fanfiction: it's literature by fans, for fans, and it's high time it got the recognition it deserves! When people need more than the source material has to offe...

    • Language: English

  • It’s My World, You’re Just Reading It

    Jun 01, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM, 1E10

    Whether it’s setting a revenge-fueled mystery in a post-apocalyptic society, weaving vampires into the historical fabric of New Orleans in 1872, building a haun...

    • Language: English

  • Making Out Between the Pages

    Jun 01, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM, 1E16

    A love that inspired a nation; one fateful day to capture your destiny; a will-they-won’t-they romance between an American girl and a literal Princess – if ther...

    • Language: English

  • The Very Best in Middle Grade: Soman Chainani, Meg Medina, Raina Telgemeier, and Tracey Baptiste

    Jun 01, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:05 PM, Choice Stage

    Fan favorite authors Soman Chainani, Meg Medina, Raina Telgemeier, and Tracey Baptiste talk about the ins and outs of writing their best-selling books for middl...

    • Language: English

  • Sharing the Past with Tegan & Sara

    Jun 01, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:05 PM, Downtown Stage

    Sara Quin and Tegan Quin, twins and singer/songwriters of the iconic indie pop duo Tegan & Sara, discuss the process of writing about their adolescent years for...

    • Language: English

  • Must Read YA Graphic Novels

    Jun 01, 2019, 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM, 1E14

    Join some of YA's biggest names for a discussion about graphic novels for teens and teens-at-heart. Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks (Pumpkinheads), Marissa ...

    • Language: English

  • E.L. James Autographing

    Jun 01, 2019, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, River Pavilion

    E.L. James signs copies of her new book, The Mister. Book purchased is required.Other details and registration information coming soon.

    • Language: English

  • John Cena: One on One

    Jun 01, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Main Stage

    Global superstar and icon John Cena goes one-on-one with BookCon (fortunately on the stage, not in the ring!). In this rare discussion, the beloved entertainer ...

    • Language: English

  • The New American Experience

    Jun 01, 2019, 2:15 PM - 2:50 PM, Choice Stage

    Another favorite – and important – panel each year at BookCon, join Jean Kwok, Shilpi Somaya, Alisha Rai, and Raakehee Mirchandani as they discuss how their own...

    • Language: English

  • Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler Present CURSED

    Jun 01, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM, 1E16

    The Lady of the Lake finds her voice in CURSED, a cinematic twist on the tale of King Arthur—soon to be an original Netflix series starring Katherine Langford i...

    • Language: English

  • Book-to-Screen: Eoin Colfer, Nicola Yoon, Alafair Burke, and David Levithan

    Jun 01, 2019, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM, 1E14

    With or without popcorn, come listen to four authors— Eoin Colfer, Nicola Yoon, Alafair Burke, and David Levithan—chat about the process, the sacrifices, and th...

    • Language: English

  • The Big Idea: Blake Crouch & Rob Hart

    Jun 01, 2019, 3:00 PM - 3:35 PM, Choice Stage

    Two genre-defying thriller writers talk about finding the concept that makes a novel stand out from the crowd.  In a world where every story’s been told before...

    • Language: English

  • Epic YA: Tomi Adeyemi, Jason Reynolds, Julie Murphy, and Cassandra Clare

    Jun 01, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Main Stage

    Your favorite young adult authors across the spectrum are all in one place! Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone), Jason Reynolds (Long Way Down), Julie Mur...

    • Language: English

  • Tor Teen Presents

    Jun 01, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM, 1E16

    Come join some of Tor Teen's exciting new authors and fan favorites at BookCon! Tor Teen knows no bounds, publishing young adult fiction across a variety of gen...

    • Language: English

  • Oh! The Horror!

    Jun 01, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM, 1E10

    Because the world we live in isn't scary enough, Horror (or, perhaps you prefer the euphemism "psychological thriller"...) is having a renaissance.  To paraphra...

    • Language: English

  • WNDB Presents: Intent Imprints

    Jun 01, 2019, 3:45 PM - 4:20 PM, Downtown Stage

    In honor of its 5th anniversary, WNDB presents a conversation with four publishers/editors of children's imprints dedicated to works by and about marginalized p...

    • Language: English

  • New Voices in YA

    Jun 01, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM, 1E16

    Discover your next favorite author at this BookCon event introducing four fresh voices in young adult. Fans of epic fantasy, science fiction, thrillers, and con...

    • Language: English

  • Hulu presents John Green’s LOOKING FOR ALASKA

    Jun 01, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Main Stage

    John Green’s award-winning debut novel is coming to Hulu! Join executive producers Green, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, and talent from the upcoming telev...

    • Language: English


    Jun 01, 2019, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM, 1E14

    With millions of views and hundreds of thousands of followers, the Booksplosion Team hosts a monthly online book club where they read along with their viewers! ...

    • Language: English

  • Audiobooks: Hear How It's Done

    Jun 01, 2019, 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM, 1E07

    Audiobook production and listening is on the rise! Hear from authors and narrators who collaborate on this growing format - just how they do it. Join the conver...

    • Language: English

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