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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  • Meet-and-Greet: Claire Legrand and Fiction Faction

    Jun 02, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Location: Booth #2039

    Hang out at the Sourcebooks booth with YA author Claire Legrand and BookTube stars Natasha Polis (Tashapolis), Hannah Azerang (A Clockwork Reader), Maureen Keav...

    • Language: English

    Session

  • Mari Andrew Meet-and-Greet

    Jun 02, 2018, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Location: 1E03

    Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) started doodling when she worked at a bakery—and she took some license with the display case labels. When customers noticed and bega...

    • Language: English

    Session

  • Marching Along with Congressman John Lewis

    Jun 02, 2018, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, Location: Downtown Stage

    First you MARCH, then you RUN. From the bestselling, award winning authors John Lewis and Andrew Aydin comes their next groundbreaking graphic novel – RUN: Book...

    • Language: English

    Session

  • Melissa de la Cruz 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

  • Marie Lu Autographing - Saturday

    Jun 02, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:45 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

  • Magic and Power: Cassandra Clare, Brandon Sanderson, Marissa Meyer, Tomi Adeyemi

    Jun 02, 2018, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM, Location: Main Stage

    Magic and power are two elements that make fantasy thrive. That power can be seen on the battlefield or within the lies that characters tell themselves that man...

    • Language: English

    Session

  • Mariko Tamaki, Brooklyn Allen Autographing

    Jun 02, 2018, 3:15 PM - 4:15 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

  • Marissa Meyer Autographing - Saturday

    Jun 02, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 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

  • Marisha Pessl, Kara Thomas Autographing

    Jun 02, 2018, 4:45 PM - 6:00 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

    Session

  • Mary H.K. Choi Autographing

    Jun 02, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 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

    Session

  • Morgan Matson Autographing

    Jun 02, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • 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

    Session

  • Marissa Meyer Autographing - Sunday

    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

  • MARVEL: From Prose to Panels Co-Presented by New York Comic Con

    Jun 03, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM, Location: Main Stage

    Writers Rainbow Rowell (Runaways), Charles Soule (Daredevil, Hunt for Wolverine), Brandon T. Snider (Grow Up, Ant-Man!) are joined by Host of Earth’s Mightiest ...

    • Language: English

    Session

  • Marie Lu Autographing - Sunday

    Jun 03, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 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

  • Mikki Taylor Autographing

    Jun 03, 2018, 2:45 PM - 3:45 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

  • Mackenzi Lee and Dhonielle Clayton Autographing

    Jun 03, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 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

    Session

  • Me, My Dog and a Sheep

    Company:   ME MY DOG AND A SHEEP

    Booth: 
    • 1465

    “Mullamphy does such a masterful job at building suspense about Grizzy’s outcome… In Me, My Dog, and a Sheep, a determined dog’s fight is a reminder o...

    Product

  • Me, My Dog and a Sheep

    Company:   ME MY DOG AND A SHEEP

    Booth: 
    • 1465

    In this story, a close family deals with a dilemma with love, the support of caring professionals, and a big-hearted dog who did NOT GIVE UP. Me, My...

    Product

  • Monkeying Around

    Booth: 
    • 2263

    Exhibitor

  • Mobi Games Inc.

    Booth: 
    • 2258

    Exhibitor

  • minedition

    Booth: 
    • 1521
    shared with Independent Publishers Group

    By working with international authors and illustrators, minedition publishes picture books of the highest quality that "open the door to the world" fo...

    Exhibitor

  • Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

    Booth: 
    • 2444
    shared with Macmillan Publishers

    Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group is home to some of the most highly acclaimed and noteworthy children’s imprints in the publishing industry. From...

    Exhibitor

  • Macmillan Audio

    Booth: 
    • 2444
    shared with Macmillan Publishers

    Macmillan Audio produces audio editions of the best fiction and non-fiction from among the Macmillan trade publishers including Farrar, Straus & Girou...

    Exhibitor

  • Macmillan Publishers

    Booth: 
    • *2445,
    • 2444

    Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-wi...

    Exhibitor

  • Mark Ristau, Author

    Booth: 
    • 1664

    Mark Ristau, Author of A Hero Dreams

    Exhibitor

  • Michelin Travel Publications

    Booth: 
    • 1832

    Exhibitor

  • MGS Ventures

    Booth: 
    • 1567

    Exhibitor

  • ME MY DOG AND A SHEEP

    Booth: 
    • 1465

    New Children’s Book by Melissa Mullamphy Features a Boy and His Beloved Canine Companion

    Featured

    Products from ME MY DOG AND A SHEEP

    Exhibitor

  • Meredith Special Interest Media/Books

    Booth: 
    • 1820,
    • 1821

    Meredith Special Interest Media/Books publishes books with iconic brands such as TIME, LIFE, PEOPLE, FOOD & WINE, SOUTHERN LIVING, TIME FOR KIDS and S...

    Exhibitor

  • Merrymakers Inc

    Booth: 
    • 2024

    Offering dolls and toys based on bestselling children's book characters. New for Fall 2018: Dog Man's Petey the Cat, Stellaluna, Priddy First 100 Nest...

    Exhibitor

  • Midwest Tape LLC

    Booth: 
    • 2539

    We’re Midwest Tape, an all-in-one product/services provider dedicated to serving public libraries. In 2013, we started hoopla digital in North America...

    Exhibitor

  • Magination Press/APA

    Booth: 
    • 1631

    Books To Help Kids...and the Adults in Their Lives

    Exhibitor

  • Matthew David Evans

    Booth: 
    • 1051

    "I remember my hanging." -Jasper Gunne

    Exhibitor

  • Marcia Bradley

    Contributor

  • Mark Crilley

    Contributor

  • Mona Eltahawy

    Mona Eltahawy is a feminist writer and public speaker. She is the author of Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution...

    Contributor

  • Matt Mikalatos

    Contributor

  • Mia Michaels

    Contributor

  • Maria Cristina Garcia Lynch

    Assistant Editor, Book Riot

    Contributor

  • Maureen Keavy

    Contributor

  • M.C. Roman

      M.C. Roman is a Wattpad featured author, Ambassador, and member of the Wattpad Stars program. She is a hopeless romantic who writes new adult and...

    Contributor

  • Monica Sanz

      Monica Sanz is a YA author from Weston, Florida. She has an established fanbase on Wattpad.com and is a member of the Wattpad4, a group of writers...

    Contributor

  • Melissa Albert

    Contributor

  • Maureen Johnson

    Contributor

  • Mackenzie Dawson

    Mackenzie Dawson is the Books Editor of the New York Post

    Contributor

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