BookCon has announced its initial lineup of authors who will appear at the 2016 event in a number of different roles. The roster features a mix of Hollywood talent and traditional authors and includes a discussion with comedian Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) who will talk about his upcoming book, Moone Boy 2: The Fish Detective, with co-author Nick V. Murphy.

Additional events will feature mega-sellers Leigh Bardugo (author of Six of Crows and the Grisha Trilogy) Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries), Danielle Paige (Stealing Snow) and Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles). The latest entrant into the late night battles – Samantha Bee (The Daily Show) – will also make an appearance to talk about her middle grade novel, Cracking Up.

For the first time next year, ReedPOP, the show's producer, is taking the consumer book event out of New York City and into Chicago. It will be held May 14 at McCormick Place, the day after next year's BEA, which is organized by ReedPop's sister company, Reed Exhibitions.

Tickets for BookCon will go on sale starting Thursday, November 12th at 12 p.m. CST