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New Picture Book Showcase

May 31 | 9:30 AM | Choice Stage

Tom FletcherThere's an Elf in my Book
Beth FerryScarecrow
Yu RongSummer
Holly McGheeListen
David ShannonMr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer
Matt TavaresDasher
Mac Barnett/Isabelle ArsenaultJust Because

Contemporary Fictions and Modern-Day Storytellers

June 1 | 11:30 AM | 1E16

What better time to share your story than today? Taking a look into real stories from our lives allows us a trip into fictions that are deeply relatable. Authors Sarah Dessen, Karyn Parsons, Brittney Morris, Morgan Matson, and Sandhya Menon share their stories and experiences telling them truthfully.

Epic YA

June 1 } 3:30 PM | Main Stage

Your favorite young adult authors across the spectrum are all in one place! Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone), Jason Reynolds (Long Way Down), Julie Murphy (Dumplin), and Cassandra Clare (The Dark Artifices) will dish about their best-selling books and answer all your questions!

The Magic of World-Building

June 2 | 12:45 PM | Main Stage

What makes a world complete? It’s not easy to write with such little foundation. But authors Marissa Meyer (Renegades), Marie Lu (Legend), and N.K. Jemisin (Broken Earth series) explore the depths of a world never seen before with every new best-selling book! Join us as these fabulous authors discuss the fantastical worlds they’ve created, the trials and tribulations of characters and cultures plotted in these multi-dimensional story arcs and keeping readers glued page after page, book after book.

The Great Book Debate

June 2 | 2:15 PM | 1E14

Curious George vs. 50 Shades of Grey. The Great Gatsby vs. Doctor Seuss.  1984 vs. Harry Potter. One of BookCon's annual fan-favorite panels, this year's The Great Book Debate again features your favorite authors debating which classic and favorite books are truly the best.  In the style of March Madness, unlike books are pitted against one another and the panelists battle for their favorites to see which book shall prevail. Featuring beloved authors Marissa Meyer, Holly Black, Jennifer Donnelly, and Nic Stone.

Earlier Event: May 4
Later Event: June 29