I went to Bookcon 2015!

On Saturday May 30th I went to Bookcon. This was my second year going, and it was such a huge improvement over last year. We got there around 8:00 am and there were already so many people there. Around 9 they started letting people inside the Javits Center, and started forming separate lines for the Special Events Hall and another for the show floor. Once that happened you could clearly tell that the majority of people were there for the bigger panels. On Saturday that included Mindy Kaling and the Paper Towns movie panel.

I went with my younger brother and sister. They were really looking forward to some of the signings going on, so we spent a big part of the day on line for autographs. Despite not having spent much time on the show floor, I did manage to pick up a good number of books. A few of the books I did get are ones that I have been looking forward to reading like The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness and Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. 

I also managed to go to two panels. I went to the Me and Earl and the Dying Girl movie panel, and the Mamrie Hart panel. Jesse Andrews (the author), Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (the director), Thomas Mann, and Olivia Cooke were all at the Me and Earl and the Dying Girl panel where they also showed some clips from the movie. I didn't really get many pictures, and the ones I did are such terrible quality. 

Although I didn't get as many books as last year, I got to do and see more this year. I didn't really mind not getting that many books, because there are still books that I haven't read from last year's Bookcon. I got a few totebags, and lanyards. I also got some posters, and random book excerpts/chapter samplers.

Some of the posters I got were the Me and Earl and the Dying Girl movie poster, a Red Queen poster, and a Library of Souls book poster. There were more, but I couldn't fit them all into one picture. These were probably my favorites.

And that's pretty much it. Although the bookstore line got a little bit chaotic, the rest of the convention was a huge improvement over last year's unorganized mess. I'm sad to see it going on to Chicago, because I really think that next year will probably be even better.


  1. Oh I am so jealous! I wish the US was closer, so I could get to go to things like this :D It looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

    Also, I nominated you for the Liebster award. You can check it out here: http://cucie-reads.blogspot.no/2015/06/liebster-award.html :D

    1. It was really good this year. I'm hoping they bring it back to NY really soon.
      I'll check out your post. Thanks!