Book Con is this weekend on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 at the Jacob Javits Center. Tickets are still available. This is my first time going and there will be lots of your favorite authors available for book signings and speaking on panels.
Reposted from Book Com website. NYC’s best book festival is back! BookCon returns to Javits Center on June 2 and 3, and it’s heaven for bookworms. The two-day convention gives visitors a first look at the tomes that are coming to bookstoreand library shelves in the near future, offering free advanced reader copies of the buzziest unpublished books.
Event highlights at this year’s BookCon include a hangout with Bill Clinton and James Paterson (yes, they’ve written a book together), a meet-and-greet with Dear Evan Hansen’s Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a one-on-one discussion with Abbi Jacobson about her new memoir. Cassandra Clare, Chuck Palahniuk, Scott Westerfeld will be there too…okay okay, we’ll stop dropping names now.
But seriously, you’re going to have to carefully figure out your schedule down to the minute if you want to see everyone: The exhibitors list is a beast, and half the time you’ll only hear about a new stack of books being handed out by word of mouth.
Tickets start at $30 for adults and $10 for kids for BookCon,. Tickets for the autograph area and writing workshops are available separately.