BookCon 2018
Fiction Runs Wild at BookCon

Step into your favorite stories at BookCon, an immersive experience that features two full days of amazing content including Q&As with bestselling authors, matchmaking to help you explore new reads, interactive workshops, insightful panels, and so much more!

Get tickets before the Price Increase on May 28

Find Your Next Great Read

  • President Bill Clinton & James Patterson: The President is Missing

    President Bill Clinton & James Patterson: The President is Missing

    Sun 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, Main Stage

    join the discussion of their forthcoming novel, The President is Missing, offering candid insights into their unique collaboration & research, as well as the timely & alarming issues their novel raises about our world today.

  • PBS: The Great American Read

    PBS: The Great American Read

    Sunday, 2:15 PM, Main Stage

    PBS is launching a ground-breaking TV series & nationwide campaign to create a national conversation about reading & to ultimately vote for America’s best-loved book. Guests include Veronica Roth, Daniel Jose Older, Glynnis MacNicol, & Yahdon Israel.

  • Fiction Writing Workshop

    Fiction Writing Workshop

    Sat 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, River pavilion

    This workshop will combine the art of language with boldness of your imaginative grasp. You will discover your own writing & discuss important works by some of the great writers who have come before us.

Meet Your Favorite Authors

Meet your favorite authors

Join the Conversation! Catch A Panel!

  • When Reality is Stranger Than Fiction

    Saturday, 10:30 AM, 1E10

    How do thriller writers, known for creating high-concept plots which stretch reader imagination, compete with the modern day, 24-hour news cycle? This BookCon exclusive panel features four talented writers (Brad Meltzer, Kate White, Charles Soule, Lou Berney) who have taken on the challenge of competing with the news cycle in a world where reality is stranger than fiction.

  • We Need Diverse Books™

    Sunday, 10:00 AM, 1E10

    A proud staple of BookCon, We Need Diverse Books continues to give a voice to many of today's most important authors. Come to listen to invaluable viewpoints of Dhonielle Clayton, Tomi Adeyemi, Tracey Baptiste, Zoraida Córdova, Anna-Marie McLemore & Rebecca Roanhorse.

Plus a can't miss event for every fan

Heartthrobs Unite! Romance Writers Come to Life

Saturday, 4:00 PM, 1E10

The best in romance writing join forces to puppeteer the heartstrings on each & every one of us. Be ready to fall in love all over again when you hear Kami Garcia (Broken Beautiful Hearts), Colleen Hoover (All Your Perfects), Morgan Matson (Save the Date), Siobhan Vivian (Stay Sweet), & Mary H.K. Choi (Emergency Contact) break it all down for us in a panel featuring our favorite romances.

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