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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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  • Drawing Cute with Katie Cook

    Jun 02, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Location: Family HQ:Booth 1061

    Stop in for a fast and furious and ADORABLE quick-draw session with Katie Cook of My Little Pony and Star Wars fame. Her new book Drawing Cute with Katie Cook r...

    • Language: English

  • Dangerous Characters and Dangerous Themes: Facing the True Danger in Novels

    Jun 02, 2018, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM, Location: 1E14

    Whether it be vampires, assassins, or something completely outside the realm of possibility, one thing that drives us to good writing is the thrill of danger an...

    • Language: English

  • Defying Borders: Erika Sánchez, Thi Bui, Tommy Orange, and Sara Farizan

    Jun 02, 2018, 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 et...

    • Language: English

  • David Baldacci Autographing

    Jun 02, 2018, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM, Location: Autographing Area

    All signings that take place in the BookCon Autographing Area will be digitally Ticketed before the Show. From Saturday May 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM EDT until BookC...

    • Language: English

  • Deborah Harkness Autographing

    Jun 02, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Location: Autographing Area

    All signings that take place in the BookCon Autographing Area will be digitally Ticketed before the Show. From Saturday May 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM EDT until BookC...

    • Language: English

  • Diversity in Graphic Novels

    Jun 02, 2018, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM, Location: 1E16

    Organized by Diamond Comic Distributors, this year's annual Diversity in Graphic Novels panel features fan favorites Leslie Hung (artist for Snotgirl), Tee Fran...

    • Language: English

  • Diverse Voices in Mystery

    Jun 02, 2018, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Location: Downtown Stage

    Countless literary detectives have been portrayed as older white men in trench coats—but that image is neither realistic nor representative of the real world. T...

    • Language: English

  • Danielle Paige Autographing

    Jun 03, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Location: Autographing Area

    All signings that take place in the BookCon Autographing Area will be digitally Ticketed before the Show. From Saturday May 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM EDT until BookC...

    • Language: English

  • Daniel José Older Autographing

    Jun 03, 2018, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Location: Autographing Area

    All signings that take place in the BookCon Autographing Area will be digitally Ticketed before the Show. From Saturday May 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM EDT until BookC...

    • Language: English

  • Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel

    Jun 03, 2018, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM, Location: 1E10

    Today is going to be a good day and here's why... the creative minds behind the Tony Award Winning musical Dear Evan Hansen are coming to BookCon! Dear Evan Han...

    • Language: English

  • Disarmed: Unconventional Lessons from the World's Only One-Armed Special Forces Sharpshooter, Izzy Ezagui

    Jun 03, 2018, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM, Location: Downtown Stage

    BookCon readers interested in inspirational true stories and young adults who've overcome adversity, struggle with challenges, or living with disabilities shoul...

    • Language: English

  • David Levithan Autographing

    Jun 03, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Location: Autographing Area

    All signings that take place in the BookCon Autographing Area will be digitally Ticketed before the Show. From Saturday May 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM EDT until BookC...

    • Language: English

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