Here are our picks for the must-see panels at BookCon today.
“New York, I Love You: Romance (Novels) ‘Made’ in Manhattan”
10:15–11 a.m. // Room 1E16
Five romance authors discuss their literary love affairs with New York City.
“I’ll Take Quidditch for $500, Please!: An Audiobook Game Show”
10:30–11:15 a.m. // Room 1E10
BookCon authors compete in this audiobook-themed game show.
“‘Draw Me a Sunny Day’:
A Celebration of Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary”
Contributors to Sesame Street picture books celebrate the show’s timeless legacy.
“DC & DC Black Label”
11:15 a.m.–noon // Room 1E16
Creators behind some of the hottest new DC comics meet up.
“Love Is Love: Answering the
Call for Queer Love Stories Across the Board”
11:15–11:50 a.m. // Choice Stage
Writers discuss the need for nonbinary romance in today’s books.
“How Our Present Impacts Today’s Science Fiction”
Noon–12:40 p.m. // Choice Stage
Sci-fi writers imagine the future of
“Suffragettes, Sex Positivity,
and Smashing the Patriarchy: Historical Romance as a
Powerful Political Text”
12:15–1 p.m. // Room 1E16
Historical romance writers debate the political power of their genre.
“The Magic of World Building: Marissa Meyer, Marie Lu,
N.K. Jemisin, Joe Hill”
12:45–1:45 p.m. // Room 1E14
Experts explain how to craft a
“What If?: A Quirky Conversation About Our Fascinating World with Adam Savage and Randall Munroe”
12:45–1:20 p.m. // Downtown Stage
Two multimedia stars offer their surprising life hacks.
“Geek Geek Revolution”
1–2 p.m. // Room 1E07
Authors compete for the title of Top
“When Millennials Met Romance: The Rom-Com Phenom”
1:15–2 p.m. // Room 1E16
Millennials put their stamp on romance.
“Jacqueline Woodson and Damon Young Discuss New Books and Brown Bodies”
1:30–2:05 p.m. // Downtown Stage
Two commanding writers talk about some of today’s most pressing issues.
“The Great Book Debate”
2:15–3:15 p.m. // Room 1E14
Authors discuss what makes some books stick in this perennial BookCon favorite.
“Tor Presents Magic and Mayhem in Science Fiction and Fantasy”
3:15–4 p.m. // Room 1E16
A look at rule-breaking sci-fi and fantasy.
“Social Justice Warriors: Jason Reynolds, Daniel José Older, Morgan Parker, Elizabeth Acevedo, Damon Young and Akilah Hughes”
3:30–4:15 p.m. // 1E14
In another recurring BookCon fav, authors fight for what’s right in their books.
For complete event listings, visit bookcon.com.