The fifth annual BookCon will be held June 2-3, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, immediately following BookExpo, and will be "headlined by bestselling authors and the world's hottest Hollywood talent," organizer ReedPOP said.
The initial guest list for BookCon features actor and singer Taye Diggs (Rent; Empire) and Shane Evans promoting their upcoming children's picture book, I Love You More; social media star Zach King (Zach King: The Magical Mix-Up), and Diane Guerrero (Orange Is the New Black; Jane the Virgin) discussing her book My Family Divided.
Other authors scheduled to appear include Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen novel War Storm), Leigh Bardugo (King of Scars), Kami Garcia (Broken Beautiful Hearts), Jason Reynolds (Long Way Down) and Marissa Meyer, who will be previewing the first book in her new Renegades series. More authors will be announced at a later date.
BookCon's events will include a series of panels, screenings, author q&as and autographing sessions, as well as the debut of interactive content, including four writing workshops produced in conjunction with Sarah Lawrence College, writing contests and more.