Box Office Superstar and Comedian Kevin Hart to Launch His New Book I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons at BookCon

Apr 20, 2017

Hart to Appear for Meet & Greet and LIVE Q&A Discussion with “The Breakfast Club” Co-Host Charlamagne The God on Sunday, June 4 at the Javits Center in New York City During Star-Studded 2-Day Event

NORWALK, CT – April 20, 2017 – ReedPOP, the world's leading producer of pop culture events, today announced that international superstar Kevin Hart will appear at this year’s much-anticipated BookCon for both a Meet & Greet and a Q&A discussion with radio personality Charlamagne The God, co-host of “The Breakfast Club,” on Sunday, June 4. These two events, only available to BookCon ticketholders, will each require a separately purchased Ticket, which includes his book I Can’t Make This Up. He will join an impressive lineup of best-selling Authors and Hollywood talent who will be featured over the two-day event where Fans can engage in everything they love about the world of books. For full details and how to buy Tickets visit

"Kevin Hart is one of the biggest names in entertainment and we are thrilled to have him join us for the day to provide his Fans with a once in a lifetime experience” said Brien McDonald, BookCon Event Director.

Hart’s book I Can’t Make This Up is the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller. Published through 37 INK, an imprint of Atria Books, it will hit stores just days after his appearance at BookCon on June 6.

Charlamagne The God will be promoting his recently released book, Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It (Touchstone), a memoir recounting his against-all-odds rise to the top of the media kingdom and the valuable life lessons he learned that anyone can apply to his or her own life.

Hart’s appearance joins other standout programming at this year’s BookCon including literary heavyweights Dan Brown, Margaret Atwood and Veronica Roth who will appear alongside Hollywood’s hottest talent including Krysten Ritter, Mayim Bialik, Jeffrey Tambor, Chad Michael Murray, Bill Nye, Marc Maron and Janet Mock. The emergence of digital superstars in the literary world will also be spotlighted by conversations with YouTube stars Ryan Higa, Natasha Bure and BookTubers such as Kat O'Keeffe, Christine Riccio and Jesse George. Fans can also enjoy Panel discussions on a wide range of topics from diversity in graphic novels and kids’ blockbusters to poetry and contemporary fiction.

The programming slate, tickets and more information can be found at or BookCon’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

About Kevin Hart:

Kevin Hart is an award-winning actor and comedian. His films, including Central Intelligence, Think Like a Man, Get Hard, Ride Along, The Wedding Ringer, and The Secret Life of Pets have earned over $3.5 billion at the box office. His stand-up comedy tours, including Let Me Explain, Laugh at My Pain, and What Now?, have sold-out arenas and football stadiums, leading Forbes to name him the “king of comedy.” He is also the first comedian with a Nike sneaker line; a television producer, creating the BET show Real Husbands of Hollywood and the Laugh Out Loud Network; and CEO of Hartbeat Productions. Hart currently lives in Los Angeles with his family.

About 37 INK and Atria Books:

37 INK and Atria Books are imprints of Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation. Simon & Schuster is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. For more information about Atria, visit our website at

About ReedPOP:

ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South, Unplugged and Australia, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, Star Trek: Mission New York, TwitchCon, ComplexCon and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. (

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