Jen, Max and our junior reporter Lauryn (Jen’s sister!), last featured in our visit to CTcon, are going to bring you news from this annual event covering the book publishing industry. Publishing houses big and small will be in attendance, as well as tons of authors and representatives of the industry.
We are meeting with various publishers and authors to see all the exciting new offerings the book industry has coming up in the next year. There are some incredible multi-media events planned, as well, and we will be on-site conducting interviews and taking exclusive photos. Look out for video diaries that will show you what life is like at this massive event.
This year for the first time, BEA is happening in conjunction with Bookcon, an exciting one-day event that welcomes some superstars from the YA world. The event is all day Saturday, though there is a “welcome panel” Friday evening to kick off this inaugural event.
Our events and interviews list so far:
Thurs 11:00 am: Interview with Korean publisher and CEO of JR Comics, J.R. (Jung-Rok) Han . Mr. Han wants to bring Chinese legends to a young western audience using graphic novels.
Thurs 1:30 pm: Switch Press release of The Frankenstein Journals
Fri 9:00 am: Switch Press bag givaway, release of The Isobel Journal
Fri 11:00 am: Fireflies Entertainment throws a concert for their new multi-media title Broken. Author and hip-hop artist Tanille will perform songs that are part of the new book.
Fri 3:00 pm: Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer 50th Anniversary Pop Up Book Release party and Hot Chocolate.
Sat 10:30 am: Meeting and interview with Switch Press publisher, a new YA imprint from Capstone.
Sat all day: Bookcon panels. (these are our favorites we obviously won’t make it to all of them.)
11:15: My First Novel
12:30: Best and worst book-movie adaptations
1:00: Cary Elwes on The Making of the Princess Bride
2:00: Kids Authors who dazzle
4:15: Dystopian Futures, are they science fact or fiction?
With special guests like John Green, Cassandra Clare, Rick Riordan and Lemony Snicket, BEA and Bookcon are sure to be an amazing rollercoaster.
Feel free to say hi if you’re at the con!