What is BookCon?
Taking place in New York City—the publishing and cultural capital of the world—BookCon is the event where storytelling and pop culture collide. Consumers and brands will experience the origin of the story in all its forms by interacting with the authors, publishers, celebrities and creators of content that influence everything we read, hear and see. BookCon is an immersive experience that features interactive, forward thinking content including Q+A’s with the hottest talent, autographing sessions, storytelling podcasts, special screenings, literary quiz shows and so much more. BookCon is the ultimate celebration of books, where your favorite stories come to life.
BookCon, which is going into its 2nd year, is happening Saturday, May 30th (10am-6pm) and Sunday, May 31st (10-4pm) at the Javits Center in NYC. To find out more about BookCon click on the BookCon banner above. Even though its an extension of BEA you will need to purchase your tickets to attend. A BEA badge isn’t valid for this.
I was thinking of going but in all honesty I think it will be just a complete zoo with the number of people wanting to go see authors, celebrities and youtube stars so I think I might end up enjoying my last day in the city sight seeing and perhaps shopping. Especially if last year was any indication of how things went I think I will stay far enough away.
With that being said, this year BookCon has come out with a book called 12 Books You Can’t Miss at BookCon 2015. This is the first one and I am sure more will come each year. Its only available for free exclusively on iBooks atitunes.com/thebookcon.
The full list of books featured in 12 Books You Can’t Miss at BookCon 2015 is:
- Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
- Another Day by David Levithan
- Soundless by Richelle Mead
- You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir by Felicia Day
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- I Justine: An Analog Memoir by Justine Ezarik
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
- Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
- Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
- Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell
- The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
I think this is the first time reading about the Buzz Books that I actually put everything from it on my wishlist. All the books sound really good and interesting and I have to admit I was a little surprised that even the memoirs attracted my attention.
Have you heard of these books? What do you think? I wonder if they will be available at BEA as well?