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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:

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

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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  • Meet Dog Man!

    Jun 03, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Location: Family HQ:Booth 1061

    Come meet crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!

    • Language: English

  • 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

  • Make Tuffytastic Puppets with Tuffy Tiger!

    Jun 03, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Location: Family HQ:Booth 1061

    Cute, Clever, and almost 5 Tuffy is an adorable friend exploring the world around us through music and imagination.  Today you can make your very own Tuffytasti...

    • Language: English

  • In Booth Autographing: Dav Pilkey

    Jun 03, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Location: Booth 1538

    Dav Pilkey will be signing hardcover copies of Dog Man #4 while supplies last in the Scholastic Booth (#1538)! No book purchase required.

    • Language: English

  • Intro to Spells for Young Witches and Wizards

    Jun 03, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Location: Family HQ:Booth 1061

    Our magic instructors will teach introductory lessons in spells to prepare students before they get their magic school letters or to help improve their marks at...

    • Language: English

  • Art Force 5 Hero Craft Station

    Jun 03, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Location: Family HQ:Booth 1061

    This team of real-life super art heroes invites you to create a hero of your own. Stop by to build an action figure that could be your choice of superhero, wiza...

    • Language: English

  • Jeff Kinney Live

    Jun 03, 2018, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Location: 1E10

    The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney is the world-wide bestselling series is based on middle-schooler, Greg Heffley and his hilarious adventure with h...

    • Language: English

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