Panels

Whether you’re a fan of YA, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, or any other genre, BookCon 2020 panels bring you the best and brightest authors discussing the tales and inspiration behind their stunning books.

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William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future LIVE

Experience a live performance from the audiobook of Ian Doescher’s epic adventure Get Thee Back to the Future as a Shakespeare play, complete with Elizabethan verse, iambic pentameter, Shakespearian monologues, and theatrical stage directions! Based on the book from bestselling author Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls), the audiobook narrators will perform select scenes from this cult classic and take fans behind the scenes recording the audiobook. After this performance, you’ll be convinced that Shakespeare had a time-traveling DeLorean of his own, speeding to our era so he could pen this time-tossed tale. Featuring audiobook producer Nick Martorelli, narrators Sean Patrick Hopkins (Marty McFly), Sean Kenin (Doc Brown) and Patricia Santomasso (Lorraine).


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Read with Pride

Leah Johnson, David Levithan, Bill Konigsberg, and Lucas Rocha

YA and middle grade authors discuss their latest books with LGBTQ+ characters. Don't just read, Read with Pride. Attend the panel to receive Read with Pride swag! Featuring Bill Konigsberg, Lucas Rocha, Leah Johnson, and Alice Oseman.


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The New Age Of Heroes :

Preeti Chhibber, Nic Stone, Zorida Cordova, and Nicky Drayden

From Wakanda to Numbani, these novels usher in a new wave of heroes. Meet the newest heroes from Marvel, Overwatch, and more as we welcome authors Preeti Chhibber, Nic Stone, Zoraida Córdova, and Nicky Drayden to BookCon 2020!


Shannara the End: featuring Terry Brooks:

Shannara the End: featuring Terry Brooks:

After more than 40 years of magic, legendary fantasy author Terry Brooks presents the end of his beloved Shannara series in his new book "The Last Druid."


Tor Presents: Chaos & Cosmos

Gone are the days of simple good-versus-evil narratives; these are complicated times that call for complicated characters and stories that take us into new and unique places in our universe--and beyond! Pop culture has clearly shifted its attention to the messy, the morally ambiguous, and the weird. In short, things are about to get a little more chaotic in here... Chaos & Cosmos features an eclectic mix of daring speculative fiction authors and new voices from Tor Books and Tor.com Publishing. Come join some of the genre's most exciting authors as they discuss how they are breaking traditional rules of genre fiction, creating compelling and truly thought-provoking works of science fiction and fantasy - and how chaos may reign in both fantasy worlds, the cosmos, and the real world alike.


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