If you haven’t heard about it yet, there’s a new convention in town and the very first one is happening this weekend in New York at the Javits Center. If you go to the website you’ll see the con described as “…a place where storytelling and pop culture collide.”
Here’s the link:
Now it looks like BookCon isn’t that expensive to “get into” as the tickets I saw listed at the website were only $30.00 and it’s only one day. Note that the VIP tickets were already sold out so not sure how much those cost but you can bet that just staying in New York will set you back a pretty penny.
USAToday have a preview of the event – here’s the link:
I think this is definitely a con to follow and if it’s as successful as Comic-Con has become and fans truly show up then it might just have great potential for writers to connect with their readers. One cautionary note is that there seem to be so many big names at this Con, and since it’s only one day, it might be difficult to stand out. BUT it might just turn out to be the place to be discovered and grow your fan base. It’s certainly one of the Cons I have on my list to attend when I can afford it.