Hey there my dear readers, I just wanted to alert you to this bit of news about the upcoming 2018 NY Comic Con. It came to us not long ago from the folks over at ReedPOP and you’ll want to mark some of this stuff down for good measure as its important if you are a fan of this massive convention.
Piercing Ken Thoughts: I am going to stress the importance of watching for the “Fan Verification” email because I’ve had a lot of important messages go to my Spam folder over the last few months. Considering that you need to be verified nowadays to attend this event you are NOT going to want to miss out on this one if you have a profile already. The registration for Industry Professionals and the Press is already open and I’ve just requested my credentials for the PiercingMetal Media site. As most of you more tenured readers know, I’ve been attending this convention since 2010 as a member of the press and have put together numerous posts about it. If this is news to you then by all means please click HERE to peruse them to your hearts content. You’re also going to want to click through to the websites down below since they will help to keep you informed on all of the information that you need about this years convention. See you next time.
Yesterday we received the first press release from the folks handling the affairs for the 2018 Book Con, which is an event that we have attended a few times over the recent years. In hopes to raise awareness among those who are reading this website, I’m sharing said release with you and hope to do more as they come in to the Creative Command HQ.
The Press Release:
ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, today unveiled the initial lineup of Authors joining BookCon 2018. Celebrating its fifth edition, the groundbreaking consumer book event will take place on June 2 & 3, 2018 at the Javits Center in New York City. Headlined by bestselling Authors and the world’s hottest Hollywood talent, BookCon brings storytelling to life through a series of Panels, Screenings, Author Q&As, Autographing sessions and more. This year’s BookCon also introduces interactive content including four writing workshops produced in conjunction with Sarah Lawrence College, writing contests and more. Tickets for BookCon 2018 will go on sale November 15 at 12:00 PM EST.
Hollywood stars will once again take the BookCon stage, with actor and singer Taye Diggs (Rent, Empire) joining the lineup with his best friend Shane Evans to promote their upcoming children’s picture book, I Love You More. Social Media star Zach King will showcase his middle grade novel Zach King: The Magical Mix-Up, and Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black, Jane the Virgin) will take the stage to discuss My Family Divided, a middle-grade nonfiction work about her experiences as the child of undocumented immigrants.
The initial Guest list for BookCon also includes bestselling Author Angie Thomas, whose debut novel The Hate U Give has spent over 30 weeks on the New York Times’ YA Bestsellers List and will soon be adapted into a feature film starring Amandla Stenberg (Everything, Everything). Young Adult favorites have joined the lineup as well, including Victoria Aveyard to talk about the latest Red Queen novel War Storm, Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows, The Language of Thorns) who will be promoting her upcoming novel King of Scars, Kami Garcia to showcase her new book Broken Beautiful Hearts, Jason Reynolds to discuss Long Way Down, and Marissa Meyer who will be onsite previewing the first book in her much-anticipated superhero series, Renegades. 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. Continue reading Reedpop Announces Bookcon’s Fifth Edition With An Initial All-Star Lineup→
As noted in previous posts, we’ve been exploring the 2017 edition of the Book Expo, which many might recall was once referred to as Book Expo America and has been discussed for a few years on this and the PiercingMetal.com website. Readers can check out some historical archive by clicking HERE. This year, in addition to the larger convention presentation, I’d like to shine a spotlight on some of the special stuff and one such company is Little Golden Books.
This years convention had a colorful truck that was celebrating the companies 75th Anniversary and inside said truck was a walk-through of their history. I figured that this would be of great interest to those who were not able to attend. Enjoy.
Greetings my friends, I am happy to report that I am once again attending the Book Expo as a member of the press. The event used to be called Book Expo America but it was rebranded a couple of years ago. It also moved to Chicago for a year so we missed out on it but now its back in the New York Groove and I couldn’t be happier. Below is what the Media Badge looked like and here we go.
It’s very rare for me to repeat myself (well, in blog posts as opposed to casual conversation) but in this case it was very necessary since the news related to both the NY Comic Con and the Book Con events. It seems as though this year, the massive event will also have a space where Book Con will be held and you can read the whole shebang right below.
The Press Release:
REEDPOP TO DEBUT BOOKCON AT NEW YORK COMIC CON
BookCon @ NYCC to Host R.L. Stine, Danielle Paige, Ann. M. Martin and Others
October 6-9 as New York Comic Con Expands Programming
Options and Footprint in New York City
NORWALK, CT – June 8, 2016 – ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, is writing a new chapter for BookCon – the one-of-a-kind consumer book event where storytelling and pop culture collide – by debuting BookCon @ NYCC as part of New York Comic Con 2016. BookCon @ NYCC marks the first expansion of the BookCon brand reaching a whole new audience of book lovers. Access to BookCon @ NYCC is included with a valid NYCC Badge for that day and will bring books to life through a series of Panels, Autographing Sessions, Meet and Greets and more for four full days of content. BookCon @ NYCC will be hosted a short walk from the Javits Center at Hudson Mercantile (500 West 36th Street) during NYCC – October 6-9, 2016.
The initial guest list for BookCon @ NYCC brings together bestselling Authors with the hottest new talent in publishing, including beloved children’s author Ann M. Martin (The Baby-Sitter’s Club series, Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure), YA sensation Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die, Stealing Snow), Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath, Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt) and Naomi Novik (Temeraire series, League of Dragons). R. L. Stine (Goosebumps) will also be at BookCon @ NYCC to discuss his new middle-grade novel Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story. This is only the start of a power-packed lineup that will continue to be unveiled leading up to the event in October.
The world’s most influential publishers will have their authors present including Gallery, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Bloomsbury, Del Rey and others. Gallery will also showcase the new Millennials of New York book by Connor Toole and Alec Macdonald. Created by the top editors at Elite Daily, Millennials of New York is a satirical social media phenomenon done in the photo essay style of Humans of New York that parodies the plights of millennials today such as waiting for a brunch table or taking the perfect selfie. Continue reading This Just In: ReedPOP To Debut BookCon at NY Comic Con 2016→