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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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  • Taye Diggs, Shane Evans Autographing

    Jun 02, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 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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  • The Ultimate Guide on Turning Your Manuscript into a Published Success

    Jun 02, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM, Location: River Pavillion

    Whether you’ve got a finished manuscript, or merely an inkling for a best seller, navigating the world of self-publishing can seem like a daunting task. However...

    • Language: English

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  • Time Traveling Fantasies

    Jun 02, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM, Location: 1E10

    Bending the space / time continuum isn’t an easy thing to do. It’s no surprise that we are drawn to the vast possibilities that can escape from the cracks and f...

    • Language: English

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  • Tomi Adeyemi Autographing - Saturday

    Jun 02, 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

  • Tahereh Mafi Autographing

    Jun 02, 2018, 12:15 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

  • The Game Nanofictionary: Authors Telling Tiny Stories Live

    Jun 02, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Location: Downtown Stage

    Nanofictionary is a story-telling game where players build a collection of story elements, take turns telling a brief story based on thier random set of cards t...

    • Language: English

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  • Tor Presents: LGBTQ+ Authors on Gender and Identity in Science Fiction and Fantasy

    Jun 02, 2018, 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM, Location: 1E16

    Science fiction and fantasy is about invention and change but is rooted in the real: in people and often in struggle. Charlie Jane Anders, (All the Birds in the...

    • Language: English

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  • The Magic of World Building: Renée Ahdieh, Sabaa Tahir, Scott Westerfeld, Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu

    Jun 02, 2018, 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM, Location: 1E14

    What makes a world complete? It’s not easy to write with such little foundation. But Authors Renée Ahdieh (Smoke in the Sun), Sabaa Tahir (A Reaper at the Gates...

    • Language: English

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  • Tor Presents: #FearlessWomen in Tor Science Fiction and Fantasy

    Jun 02, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM, Location: 1E10

    Women are shining in every genre of speculative fiction. With #FearlessWomen Tor Books is excited to highlight the characters and authors who are creating new b...

    • Language: English

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  • The Official BookCon Wattpad Meet-up!

    Jun 02, 2018, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM, Location: Goodreads Room: 1E07

      Calling all Wattpadders! Have you ever wondered what some of Wattpad's most-popular writers are like in real life? Drop by the one-hour Wattpad meet-up to fin...

    • Language: English

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  • The Poetry Connection: Stories from Today’s Most Popular Poets

    Jun 02, 2018, 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM, Location: Downtown Stage

    Some of the most wished-for books in stores right now are by the poets in this panel. Their books are visceral and truthful, broaching everything from love, to ...

    • Language: English

    Session

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