Everyone has heard of Comic Con. If you haven’t, let me explain. It’s basically an event where people dress up in costumes like their favorite superhero and people can mingle with other super fans as well as attend panels of authors, writers, actors, etc. Imagine how wonderful this event would be if it was about the culture of reading and writing.
I’m here to say that dreams can come true! On May 31, the first Book Con will be taking place at the Javits Center in New York City. There will be autographing sessions, trivia contests, and panels that range from a conversation with John Green about the adaptation of his novel The Fault in Our Stars, discussion of writing with best selling authors like Kathy Riechs and Jodi Picoult, and a special sneak peak of the adaptation of This Is Where I Leave You with the author, Jonathan Tropper, and movie stars Tina Fey and Jason Bateman. There will also be a special panel called “The World Agrees: #WeNeedDiverseBooks” that will continue the discussion about how to diversify book shelves in children’s literature and beyond.
This is the perfect event for anyone who loves to read, write, and meet some very cool people! Click here to get your ticket!