The ultimate two-day convention for readers comes to New York’s Javits Center May 30–31, 2015. An extension of the publishing industry’s Book Expo America, BookCon gives you the chance to interact with some of your favorite New York authors, check out upcoming books from the world’s most influential publishers and basically just spend two days wandering around a shrine to the written word. Last year’s inaugural convention drew in 10,000 guests, so be sure to get your tickets early (VIP tickets are already sold out!); they’re available on the BookCon website at $35 for Saturday tickets and $30 for Sunday. Kids get in for the bargain price of $5 each day.
And what can you expect from this extravagantly literary weekend? Glad you asked. More information will be announced in the coming weeks, but we know over 250 exhibitors, like ABRAMS, HarperCollins and Penguin Random House, will showcase their goods, and the stage will feature Q&As and trivia on books and pop culture. The incomparably talented and dreamy Taye Diggs will be around on Saturday with illustrator Shane W. Evans to discuss their new children’s book, Mixed Me, and other panels and talks will feature Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries), Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles series) and Jen Doll (Save the Date).
So what are you waiting for? Time to get bookish.