A BookCon program at BEA will feature an all-star panel of children’s authors whose books are staples of bestseller lists and boast stratospheric sales numbers. “Blockbuster Reads: Meet the Kids’ Authors That Dazzle” will assemble Jeff Kinney, James Patterson, Rick Riordan, and Lemony Snicket on the same stage for the first time. At this May 31 event, the authors will discuss the inspiration behind their novels and characters, shed light on their creative processes, and offer a peek at what fans can expect next.

“Blockbuster Reads” is one of many events tailored to consumers that will take place during BookCon, which replaces 2013’s Power Reader DAy at BEA. BookCon is organized by ReedPOP, a group within Reed Exhibitions dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world.

“This panel is an unprecedented lineup of authors and the kind of experience that BookCon was designed to deliver,” said Lance Fensterman, ReedPOP global senior v-p. “Fans will get the chance to hear from four authors who have combined to sell over a quarter billion books and get a first-hand glimpse into their plans for the upcoming projects that will have the whole world talking.”

Additional information about “Blockbuster Reads” and other BookCon programming is available online.