Thursday, May 24, 2018

BookCon 2018 At The Javits Center June 2-3

The scene at a recent BookCon.

BookCon is taking place at the Javits Center on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3.

This is a worthwhile event to see a lot of famous authors and notable figures who are debuting new books.

For more information, check out and here is a look at some of the events and information on how to take part in the autographing sessions:

Bill Clinton and James Patterson: The President Is Missing: 

The President disappears.

The world is in shock.

But the reason he's missing is much worse than anyone could imagine.
With details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver.

The President Is Missing.

The most gripping and surprising thriller in years.

Please join President Bill Clinton and the world’s bestselling author James Patterson as they discuss their forthcoming novel, The President is Missing, offering candid insights into their unique collaboration and research, as well as the timely and alarming issues their novel raises about our world today.

The President is Missing marks the first time a President has collaborated with a bestselling novelist on a work of fiction. The result is a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller filled with details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver.

Tickets for this Book Signing are sold out, but you can still join President Bill Clinton and the world’s bestselling author James Patterson when they appear together on the Main Stage for a panel on Sunday June 3, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. More details here.

Marching Along With Congressman John Lewis: Sunday, June 2, 12:00 - 12:45 pm, location: Downtown Stage

First you march, then you run. From the #1 bestselling, award winning authors John Lewis and Andrew Aydin comes their next groundbreaking graphic novel – Run – illustrated by newcomer Afua Richardson. John Robert Lewis is an American politician and is a prominent civil rights leader who marched along with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the 1960’s. He is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district, serving since 1987, and is the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. Rep. Lewis is arguably the most prominent figure in the country when it comes to civil rights – he is an American icon and BookCon is truly humbled to have him at the show.

Tea With Leigh Bardugo: Grishaverse superfans rejoice! Fierce Reads is inviting twelve fans to attend an intimate conversation with #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Each fan will receive a signed King of Scars sampler, Grishaverse mug, plus other series swag.

This event will take place on the BookCon Show Floor from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM on Saturday, June 2 (exact location will be included on the ticket provided to winners on May 25). Both a BookCon ticket for Saturday, June 2 and Tea with Leigh Bardugo ticket are required to attend. Tea and light refreshments to be served.

For more information, click here

The autographing area at a recent BookCon. Photo by Jason Schott.

BookCon Autographing Area: This year, all signings that take place in the BookCon Autographing Area will be digitally ticketed before the Show. Tickets will be distributed to Fans on a first come, first serve basis – so the earlier you visit this page, the more likely you are to receive Tickets for the signings you want to attend.

In order to complete this process, you are required to submit your BookCon Badge number or BookCon order confirmation number. If you purchased multiple tickets in your order, you can use the same confirmation number to reserve Autographing tickets for multiple people. This step is required for participation, and go here to buy BookCon Tickets now in order to participate in signings taking place in the BookCon Autographing Area. A valid Ticket to BookCon for the day of the signing is required for participation.

After you have selected the signings you want and finished the checkout process, you'll receive a Ticket to your email with a unique barcode that can be scanned at the signing line once onsite. 

There is no cost for Tickets to the individual signing sessions but some signings may require a book purchase onsite for participation. Click the "i" next to each author's name for additional details on each signing.

Tickets are non-transferable and non-sellable and IDs will be checked upon entry to the signing line. Please arrive on time and no more than 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of each signing. Late arrivals may not be accommodated.

There is a limit of two (2) signings per person per day. However, if a particular author’s signing isn’t sold out by the start of BookCon, then fans can get a signing ticket for that author on-site at the show, even if that fan already registered for two signings for that day.

BookCon Book Club: As a book focused show, BookCon want to read books with their fans and talk about new works from Authors coming to BookCon this year. 

Read along with us each month, chat on social, and get the chance to ask the Authors your own questions about the creative process, their characters or whatever comes to mind. Check back at the end of each month to see a Q&A video from the author themselves, and at the beginning of each month to see what our next read is. For more information, please click here

More featured signings and discussions:

Diane Guerrero Meet-and-Greet -  June 2, 1:30-2:30 pm, location: 1E03

Come meet Diane Guerrero and take a selfie with her! This meet-and-greet is first-come first-served. Diane Guerrero, star of The Orange Is The New Black and Superior Donuts on CBS, will be at BookCon 2018 previewing her upcoming middle grade nonfiction book, My Family Divided, about her experience as the child of undocumented immigrants.

Spotlight on Diane Guerrero: June 2, 3:15-3:45 pm, location: downtown stage.
Though Guerrero is a recognizable celebrity, she's also a passionate advocate for immigration reform. Join Guerrero live on the Downtown Stage at BookCon as she not only chats about her recently released adult memoir about her experience as the child of undocumented immigrants, but also as she previews her upcoming middle grade nonfiction work on the same subject, My Family Divided, that comes out this summer.

Love Them More: Taye Diggs and Shane Evans: June 2, 12:30-1:15 pm, location: 1E10

Taye Diggs, the well-loved actor known for his roles in Empire, Rent, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back has collaborated with his childhood best friend, Shane Evans, on two successful picture books, Chocolate Me! and Mixed Me! And now this super duo has a third, I Love You More, on the docket for fall 2018, which describes the love a parent feels for a child- even when they can't be physically with them. Join Taye and Shane as they discuss their popular books and how they balance their friendship with their professional collaborations.

Defying Borders: Erika Sanchez, Diane Guerrero, Thi Bui, Tommy Orange, and Sara Farizan - June 2, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm, location: 1E16
Whether a child is a first- or second-generation American, or simply from a group of traditionally disenfranchised citizens, there are countless cultural and ethnic challenges to overcome to truly feel ‘American.’ This timely and topical panel brings together authors Sara Farizan, Erika S├ínchez, Diane Guerrero, Tommy Orange, and Thi Bui who have all either experienced such difficulties first-hand or witnessed family members who’ve had. Let’s listen to their unique stories and perspectives on how the path to the American dream can often be complicated and difficult.

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