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BookCon 2018 is coming up!

Angel Torres, Staff Writer

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For those of you that do not know about BookCon, you really don’t know what you’re missing. Taking it’s name from other convention type events, BookCon is a convention where publishers, authors, and literary enthusiasts come together.
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As the website states, BookCon is an event where storytelling and pop culture collide. Finding an easy way to describe the event would be difficult, since it is such a large blend of different things. The one thing that can definitely be said about BookCon is that it is the place to be for a deep insight into pop culture, the literary world, and a great way to meet authors, publishers, and the minds behind much of today’s popular media.
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BookCon is an event where storytelling and pop culture collide.

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This year, the event will be taking place on June 2 and 3 at the Javits Center in New York City.
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The event will kick off on Saturday with two different writing workshops from 9 to 11 a.m.
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The first writing workshop will be centered around fiction writing. As described on the event page, the workshop will allow attendees to write and explore their own writing with the helping hand of the present staff, and will discuss important works by great writers. It is intended for ages 17+.
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The second Saturday workshop will be a fantasy and sci-fi writing workshop that will focus on how to combine mind-bending world-building with powerful narrative drive. It’ll look closely at the special questions posed by selected speculative fiction texts.
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If these two workshops haven’t already gotten you excited for BookCon, then who knows what will?!
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The convention has great panels alongside its workshops. Some of it’s Panels include: “When Reality is Stranger than Fiction,” “Horror! Thrills! Murder! Oh My!,” “BookTuber Meet & Greet,” “I’ll Take Quidditch for $500, Please!: An Audiobook Game Show,” and “Fierce and Fabulous: Find Your Inner Beyoncé.” For a complete list of all the wonderful panels hosted at this event, check the BookCon event list.
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If you need a little more convincing to attend the event, BookCon is known for giving away a lot of free merchandise, which includes many free books and totes (who doesn’t love a good tote?).
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If you do plan on going to BookCon, the best advice we can give you is to plan ahead, there are a lot of events and you won’t be able to go to all of them. Staying organized is the best way to make sure that you’ll have a good time and see all the panels, events and people you want to. Also, make sure to stay flexible, with so much going on, you might not be able to attend every single event, but you can rest assured you’ll definitely have a good time.
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You can purchase tickets for this great event here. Have a great time at BookCon 2018!

BookCon 2018 is coming up!

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