BookCon comes to New York Comic Con


BookCon will be a part of New York Comic Con (NYCC) this year, which will take place October 6 – 9 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in NYC.

Established in 2014, BookCon first appeared in conjunction with Book Expo of America – an annual book fair where publishers showcase new and upcoming book. In 2015, BookCon appeared as a separate 2-day event due to critiques about BookCon’s organization in the previous year.

Alongside NYCC this October, BookCon will host four full days of events. YA authors to make appearances include R.L. Stine (Goosebumps) and Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die).

BookCon is a convention about books that brings fans together for panels, author meet-and-greets and much more. New York Comic Con is a fan convention dedicated to comics, graphic novels, anime and more.

In the past, BookCon has faced critiques over its lack of diverse representation.

For more information on BookCon or New York Comic Con, visit the website.

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Alison Ng

Alison lives in the NYC area, works in book publishing and really, really likes food.

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  1. We went to BookCon in Chicago this year in March when they were trying out a new venue. It was unfortunately not a very positive experience at all. I would recommend most people to go to local author signings where you can actually meet authors, get books signed, and be comfortable in the environment. There were all these regulations about getting wristbands to see authors (which are all handed out at once so good luck getting to see the author you want—-no wristband, no author visit.) And if you’re standing in line to get X author’s wristband meanwhile Y or Z author’s wristband is being given out in another line that you ca’nt obviously stand in simultaneously while standing in X author’s line. They advertised like 50 A-list YA authors–I only managed to get 6 wristbands and I even showed up 90 minutes early. Also many of the authors at BookCon will not sign books you bring for home, forcing you to buy another copy of a book you already have just to get a signature. Very, very disappointing event. Would never go again. 🙁