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Kevin Hart is one of the featured stars of BookCon2

Kevin Hart is one of the featured stars of BookCon2

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th St. (11th Ave. between 34th & 39th Sts.)
Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4, $10 (children ages six to twelve) - $45 (adults)

The annual trade show BookExpoAmerica at the Javits Center will once again be followed by BookCon, a two-day fair that is open to the public this weekend, celebrating all things literary, from picture books and comics to YA and adult fiction and nonfiction. There will be panel discussions, meet-and-greets, autograph sessions, Q&As, screenings, and much more. The lineup of guests is impressive, including Bill Nye, Charlamagne tha God, Chelsea Clinton, Cory Doctorow, Heather Graham, Jeff Kinney, Jeffrey Tambor, Kevin Hart, Leomony Snicket, Margaret Atwood, Marc Maron, Mayim Bialik, Veronica Roth, and many others. (Scott Kelly and Dan Brown had to cancel.) Below are only some of the myriad special events, some of which require advance registration and ticketing.

Saturday, June 3
Chad Michael Murray — an American Drifter, with Chad Michael Murray and Heather Graham, Room 1E10, 11:15

Carrying On with Rainbow Rowell, with Rainbow Rowell and Emma Straub, Room 1E14, 12:15

Ten-Year Anniversary of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, with Jeff Kinney and Kevin Maher, Main Stage, 12:45

WTF?: Marc Maron and Brendan McDonald, Room 1E14, 1:30

Do You Ship This?, with Danielle Paige, Victoria Aveyard, and Veronica Roth, moderated by Claire Fallon, Main Stage, 2:30

Girling Up: Mayim Bialik Spotlight, with Mayim Bialik, Room 1E16, 5:15

Veronica Roth will return for more BookCon fun this year

Veronica Roth will return for more BookCon fun this year

Sunday, June 4
A Picture Tells 1,000 Words: Graphic Novels, with Svetlana Chmakova, Samwise Didier, Matt Phelan, Thi Bui, and Scott Westerfeld, moderated by Abe Riesman, Room 1E16, 11:00 am

Write Here, Write Now, with E. Lockhart, Adam Silvera, Leigh Bardugo, and Jennifer E. Smith, moderated by Andrew Harwell, Room 1E10, 12:30

Kids Book Blockbusters, with Jeff Kinney, Mary Pope Osborne, Kwame Alexander, and Lemony Snicket, moderated by Roger Sutton, Main Stage, 12:45

Life Lessons from the Stage: Tim Federle in Conversation with Ruby Karp, Downtown Stage, 1:00

Sixteen-Year-Old Me, with Lauren Oliver, Kendare Blake, Soman Chainani, and Jeff Giles, moderated by Alessandra Balzer, Room 1E10, 1:45

Kevin Hart Live Q&A, with Kevin Hart and Charlamagne tha God, Main Stage, 4:00

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