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.

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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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • 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

  • Tor Teen: Voices In and Out of This World

    Jun 03, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM, Location: 1E16

    Tor Teen knows #nobounds, publishing young adult fiction across a variety of genres. Celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2018, Tor is thrilled that its editors ...

    • Language: English

    Session

  • The Real Reel

    Jun 03, 2018, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Location: 1E10

    It’s so exciting to see books come to life on the big screen. How do those pieces come together to give readers what they are craving while satisfying movie-go...

    • Language: English

    Session

  • The World of Lore, with Aaron Mahnke

    Jun 03, 2018, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM, Location: 1E14

    Join Aaron Mahnke, creator, producer, and host of the hit podcast LORE, as he discusses his research, writing, love of storytelling, and The World of Lore book ...

    • Language: English

    Session

  • Toxic Male Syndrome

    Jun 03, 2018, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Location: 1E10

    Some guys are just like vampires – fall for them, and they’ll suck the life right out of you.  Luckily, in romance fiction, we can re-cast that stereotype…and s...

    • Language: English

    Session

  • Triumph Books

    Booth: 
    • 1521
    shared with Independent Publishers Group

    Triumph Books is proud to be the nation’s leading sports book publisher - celebrating our 25th year of publishing outstanding books in 2014. We publis...

    Exhibitor

  • Trafalgar Square Publishing

    Booth: 
    • 1521
    shared with Independent Publishers Group

    A division of IPG, Trafalgar Square Publishing is North America's premier distributor of UK and Australian publishers, including: Allen & Unwin, Atlan...

    Exhibitor

  • Tom Doherty Associates: Tor/Forge

    Booth: 
    • 2444
    shared with Macmillan Publishers

    Exhibitor

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics

    Booth: 
    • 1521
    shared with Independent Publishers Group

    Exhibitor

  • Thornton Creek Press, LLC

    Booth: 
    • 2210

    Exhibitor

  • TIGRA Live Animations

    Booth: 
    • 1910

    Exhibitor

  • Timber Press

    Booth: 
    • 2007
    shared with Workman Publishing Co

    The mission of Timber Press is to share the wonders of the natural world by publishing books from the experts in the fields of gardening, horticulture...

    Exhibitor

  • The Overlook Press

    Booth: 
    • 1730

    Located in the heart of SoHo, The Overlook Press is an independent general-interest publisher, founded in 1971. We publish nearly 100 books each year,...

    Exhibitor

  • The Experiment

    Booth: 
    • 2007
    shared with Workman Publishing Co

    The Experiment is an independent publisher, launched in 2008 and distributed by Workman since 2011. We publish a wide range of nonfiction—much of it p...

    Exhibitor

  • Thames & Hudson

    Booth: 
    • 1726

    Exhibitor

  • TopatoCo

    Booth: 
    • 1469

    Exhibitor

  • Tyndale House Publishers

    Booth: 
    • 2206

    Exhibitor

  • Time Inc. Books

    Booth: 
    • 1820,
    • 1821

    Exhibitor

  • The Eloists, Inc

    Booth: 
    • 1043

    Introducing a new Edition of Oahspe

    Exhibitor

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