BookCon Family HQ

Javits Center Show Floor

Looking for something fun to do with your family during the show? Come visit BookCon's Family HQ at the back of the Show Floor. Family HQ will have daily activities like workshops, readings and more geared towards younger fans all weekend long.

BookCon Family HQ
BookCon Family HQ
BookCon Family HQ

Happy Camper: The Scholastic Summer Reading RV

BookCon Family HQ

Don’t miss the Scholastic RV for fun activities for families and kids like crafts, signings, costume character appearances, and more! This summer, the RV has been on the ultimate reading road trip—touring the country with authors, illustrators, and characters!

Check out other stops on the tour here: http://summerroadtrip.scholastic.com/

Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip

Hit the road with the 2017 Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip! And don't forget to sign up online for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, which runs through September 8th. Find out more at www.scholastic.com


The Boxcar Children Maker Stations at Family HQ!

BookCon Family HQ

Celebrate 75 years of the Boxcar Children with Albert Whitman & Company. Visit Family HQ on Saturday from 2pm to 3pm and Sunday from 10:30am to 11:30am to create custom Boxcar Children buttons, bookmarks, crafts, and more! Space is limited to the first 40 Boxcar fans—don’t miss it! Afterward, stop by booth #1913 to find out about exclusive giveaways and everything that’s in store for this very special anniversary!


Additional Events

Our friends at Albert Whitman, Candlewick Press, Penguin Random House, and Macmillan will also be hosting daily events and workshops including drawing classes, photo ops, author readings, and more!

BookCon Family HQ

For a complete schedule of all the activities taking place in Family HQ, please continue to check the BookCon webpage and the Official BookCon Mobile App.

BookCon Family HQ Highlights

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  • Mari Andrew Meet-and-Greet

    Jun 02, 2018, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Location: 1E03

    Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) started doodling when she worked at a bakery—and she took some license with the display case labels. When customers noticed and bega...

    • Language: English

    Session

  • Magic and Power: Cassandra Clare, Veronica Roth, Brandon Sanderson, Marissa Meyer, Tomi Adeyemi

    Jun 02, 2018, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM, Location: Main Stage

    Magic and power are two elements that make fantasy thrive. That power can be seen on the battlefield or within the lies that characters tell themselves that man...

    • Language: English

    Session

  • Middle Grade Blowout!

    Jun 03, 2018, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Location: 1E14

    This middle grade mega panel features beloved best-selling authors and a new emerging voice. Join Renée Russell, creator of the Dork Diaries series and The Misa...

    • Language: English

    Session

  • minedition

    Booth: 
    • 1521
    shared with Independent Publishers Group

    By working with international authors and illustrators, minedition publishes picture books of the highest quality that "open the door to the world" fo...

    Exhibitor

  • Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

    Booth: 
    • 2444
    shared with Macmillan Publishers

    Exhibitor

  • Macmillan Audio

    Booth: 
    • 2444
    shared with Macmillan Publishers

    Exhibitor

  • Macmillan Publishers

    Booth: 
    • *2445,
    • 2444

    Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-wi...

    Exhibitor

  • Mark Ristau, Author

    Booth: 
    • 1035,
    • 1664

    Mark Ristau, Author of A Hero Dreams

    Exhibitor

  • Michelin Travel Publications

    Booth: 
    • 1832

    Exhibitor

  • MGS Ventures

    Booth: 
    • 1567

    Exhibitor

  • Merrymakers Inc

    Booth: 
    • 2024

    Offering dolls and toys based on bestselling and classic children's book characters. New for Spring 2018: Narwhal and Jelly Finger Puppet Set, The Day...

    Exhibitor

  • Midwest Tape LLC

    Booth: 
    • 2539

    We’re Midwest Tape, an all-in-one product/services provider dedicated to serving public libraries. In 2013, we started hoopla digital in North America...

    Exhibitor

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