On May 31st you can find Kat and I at BookCon 2014 in New York City!
We’ve had our ups and downs about going but it is now a go. At the beginning of the year I immediately signed up for Power Readers day since I knew I couldn’t swing all three days of BEA due to another big trip. So, when I got the e-mail that Power Reader’s Day was now BookCon I was. . . skeptical
At first, I didn’t understand their focus on combining pop culture with books. I liked to think BookCon exists because of the popularity of Power Reader’s Day, and those who came to Power Reader’s day came with just the lure of books and reading.
BookCon’s lack of diversity in programming also didn’t help. However, when #WeNeedDiverseBooksstarted their campaign, I was amazed by their accomplishments and how BookCon got its act together and included more diversity plus a #WeNeedDiverseBooks panel.
We will be writing up our experiences and hopefully BookCon will grow into an event that stays after BEA leaves NYC and maybe even branch out to other cities.
Let’s not forget to mention all the Virginia YA authors who will be in the house (Ellen Oh, Maggie Stiefvater, Lamar Giles) . If you live in the New York Area, tickets may still be available for $30.
Find Us At These Panels
10am- 11 am
The World Agrees: #WeNeedDiverseBooks
MacMillian Reading Groups Editor’s Pick Panel
12:30pm – 1:30 pm
BookTuber On-site Meet up
The Evolution of A Book Cover
Book Blogger Happy Hour
We are also going to try and stop by the Book Blogger Happy Hour. #BEABloggermeetandDrink