BookCon Expands Adult Fiction Programming w Stellar Sci-Fi, Mystery & Thriller Authors

Hey there my dear readers, I am back once more with another Press Release about the ReedPOP event known as “BookCon”. I figured that with our covering the event on this website nowadays that sharing the notices about the upcoming convention was a good idea as well. There is a lot to digest here so grab a fresh cup of coffee and make sure the reading glasses are on if you need them. Here we go.

The Press Release:
ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, today unveiled an impressive lineup of bestselling Sci-Fi and Mystery & Thriller Authors joining BookCon 2018 as it continues to broaden the reach of the #1 consumer book event in the U.S. The lineup, which includes David Baldacci, Sandra Brown and Brad Meltzer among others, will give Fans unbelievable insight into these authors’ creative visions while celebrating the fiction they create through a variety of Panels, Autograph Signings, Workshops and Meet & Greets. BookCon 2018 will take place on June 2 and 3, 2018 at the Javits Center in New York City.

ReedPOP has tapped leading publisher Hachette Book Group to introduce a renowned roster of Mystery & Thriller authors including David Baldacci (End Game, The Fix), Sandra Brown (Seeing Red, Sting), Walter Mosley (Down the River Unto the Sea, Charcoal Joe) and Brad Meltzer (The Escape Artist, The House of Secrets). These luminaries of the mystery world will be joined by moderator Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me and writer for HBO’s The Deuce, to discuss the keys to writing a truly thrilling thriller, transforming their characters from page to screen, what it’s like to spend so much time thinking about murder, and much more. Additional Mystery & Thriller authors will sit on two separate Panels that focus on up-and-coming authors and female writers.

Additionally, Science Fiction & Fantasy lovers will have the opportunity to attend Panels and Autograph Signings with popular authors Charlie Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky, The City in the Middle of the Night), Seth Dickinson (The Traitor Baru Cormorant), S.L. Huang (Zero Sum Game), and V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic series).

“As part of our ongoing effort to broaden the content offerings at BookCon, we spent the last few months speaking with readers about what they want more of the show and found an unmatched demand for more mystery/thriller and science fiction/fantasy programming,” said Brien McDonald, BookCon Event Director. “We are always working to create the ultimate storytelling destination for our Fans with content for all types of readers and are excited to be able to bring more of the Authors, books, and entertainment that they are asking for to this year’s show.”

The new Author slate joins a stellar slate of previously announced Guests including bestsellers Chuck Palahniuk, Angie Thomas, and Jason Reynolds, Actors Taye Diggs and Diane Guerrero and Social Media star Zach King. This is only the beginning of the lineup for BookCon 2018 and ReedPOP will continue to add and announce Guests and content up until the Show.

Previously, BookCon has included a star-studded roster of bestselling Authors and Celebrities including John Green, Jenny Han, Mindy Kaling, Margaret Atwood and Kevin Hart, in addition to hundreds of Exhibitors.

BookCon is the consumer extension of BookExpo, North America’s largest gathering of book industry professionals from around the globe. The show is designed to appeal to the modern-day book lover with an appreciation for broader pop culture and where these worlds intersect. It is the ultimate fan event where storytelling and pop culture collide – offering fans unprecedented access to authors, publishers, celebrities and creators of content that influences everything we read, hear and see.

Tickets for BookCon are available now at Additional exciting details about BookCon Exhibitors, Guests and sponsors will be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information and to purchase Tickets, please visit or BookCon’s social media pages Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About ReedPOP: ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organizer. ReedPOP is devoted exclusively to organizing and managing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and working with premium brands in the pop culture world to deliver once in a lifetime experiences for fans everywhere. ReedPOP is dedicated to facilitating celebrations of popular culture around the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC), BookCon, Oz Comic Con, Comic Con India, Comic Con Paris, Comic Con Seoul, Star Wars Celebration, TwitchCon, ComplexCon and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia.

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: So how about that my readers? Sounds like some good and thrilling stuff to enjoy at this years BookCon. You’re going to want to get your tickets ASAP and start making a plan for attending by marking off what you are the most interested in participating in. My suggestion is no matter what you do is that you bring a big strong bag to carry your takeaways home with you and arrive as early as possible to get the best pickings. Okay that’s all I have to say. If more news arrives I will definitely share it. See you next time.

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