Facebook Live

For the first time at BookCon, Epic Reads gave book lovers around the globe access to celebrity and author interviews via Facebook Live. Readers and fans who were not able to make it to the 2017 show were still able to take part in the largest book convention in the country by seeing their favorite authors and personalities in exclusive live streaming interviews. Fans were even given a chance to participate in the process by asking their own questions via Facebook comments.

The BookCon 2017 interviews were powered by Epic Reads, the premiere online community for fans of teen books and YA authors. All interviews originated from the Facebook Live Lounge, an onsite studio at BookCon, on June 3 and 4, 2017.

Interviews from BookCon were streamed via Facebook Live on the Epic Reads Facebook page – Facebook.com/EpicReads as well as on the Facebook pages of the featured authors.

Full Schedule


10:30-11:00 AM Cory Doctorow
11:00-11:30 AM Leigh Bardugo & Rainbow Rowell
11:30-12:00 PM BookTubers: Christine Riccio, Jesse George, Kat O’Keeffe
12:00-12:30 PM Veronica Roth & Marissa Meyer
12:30-1:00 PM Jason Reynolds & Jenny Han
1:00-1:30 PM Victoria Aveyard & Cora Carmack
1:30-2:00 PM Danielle Paige & Susan Dennard
2:00-2:30 PM Cassandra Clare
2:45-3:15 PM Laini Taylor
3:15-3:45 PM Marie Lu & Renee Ahdieh
5:00-5:30 PM Joelle Charbonneau


10:00-10:30 AM Matt de la Pena and E. Lockhart
10:30-11:00 AM Nicola Yoon
12:00-12:30 PM BookTubers: Zoe Herdt, Emma Diodano, Sasha Alsberg, and Natasha Polis
1:30-2:00 PM Holly Black and Gabby Rivera
2:00-2:30 PM Kami Garcia
2:30-3:00 PM The Last Tycoon: Matt Bomer, Billy Ray, and Christopher Keyser

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