ReedPOP, the world's largest producer of pop culture events and the creators of BookCon, today announced that New York Times bestselling author of Landline and Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell will be appearing at this year's second annual BookCon on May 30 for a conversation discussing her forthcoming book, CARRY ON. Available this October, CARRY ON is an epic fantasy following the triumphs and heartaches of Simon and Baz from Rowell's beloved bestseller Fangirl.
Coming on the heels of the recent announcement that notable YA authors Tavi Gevinson, Sophia Rossi, Gayle Forman, Sarah Dessen, Marie Lu and Richelle Mead will be at BookCon, Rowell's addition brings another superstar name to the lineup, giving the YA genre a huge presence at this year’s event.
ReedPOP's second annual BookCon will be at the Javits Center May 30-31. As an original consumer extension of BookExpo America (May 27-29 at the Javits Center), BookCon has unprecedented access to the world's most accomplished authors and most influential publishing houses. BookCon is designed to appeal to the modern-day book lover with an appreciation for broader pop-culture and where these worlds intersect. BookCon will feature a vibrant Show Floor with the world's most influential publishers including ABRAMS, Chronicle Books, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster and many more. In addition to over 250 exhibitors, the Show Floor will house the Downtown Stage, home to innovative content like Q&As, Trivia and Illustrator events.