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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel Meet & Greet

    Jun 03, 2018, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM, Location: 1E03

    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! When a lette...

    • Language: English

    Session

  • Dash Hoffman & The Risen Woman

    Booth: 
    • 1154

    The Risen Woman & The Brown Paper Packages Book Club featuring Dash Hoffman

    Exhibitor

  • Dreamworks

    Booth: 
    • 1063,
    • 1161

    Exhibitor

  • Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time"

    Booth: 
    • 1157

    The Heart-felt, Inspirational Story of the Timeless Classic Comes Home On Blu-ray June 5

    Exhibitor

  • Dr Carole - America's Psychiatrist

    Booth: 
    • 1339

    Dr. Carole - America's Psychiatrist

    Featured

    Products from Dr Carole - America's Psychiatrist

    Exhibitor

  • Da Capo Press

    Booth: 
    • 1938
    shared with Hachette Book Group USA

    Exhibitor

  • DartFrog Books

    Booth: 
    • 2004

    DartFrog Distributes Self-Published Books to Independent Bookstores

    Featured

    Exhibitor

  • DC Media Connection

    Booth: 
    • 1256

    Build Your Brand, Own Your Voice

    Exhibitor

  • David Shelton

    Booth: 
    • 1457

    Exhibitor

  • D. Ryan Lafferty, Author of The Adventurous Tale of Tiara Lee

    Booth: 
    • 1153

    The perfect bedtime story for all families, but with a special focus on fitting in with step-parents

    Exhibitor

  • Dreamscape Media LLC

    Booth: 
    • 2539
    shared with Midwest Tape LLC

    Dreamscape is a library-first, multi-format media publisher of fiction and non-fiction audiobooks, book-based children’s read-along videos, and highly...

    Exhibitor

  • Dynamite Entertainment

    Booth: 
    • 1811
    shared with Diamond Book Distributors

    Dynamite is home to several best-selling properties: The Boys, Dresden Files, White Sand, Vampirella, Red Sonja, Game of Thrones, SEAL Team Six, and m...

    Exhibitor

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