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BookCon May 30 and 31 2015
« on: October 15, 2014, 09:39:33 AM »
Also having a date next year is BookCon, the public days of the more familiar Book Expo of America (BEA)

May 30 and 31 2015

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Re: BookCon 2015
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2014, 09:12:00 PM »
Sounds interesting!

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Re: BookCon May 30 and 31 2015
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2014, 08:10:17 AM »
Tickets on sale now!
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Re: BookCon May 30 and 31 2015
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2015, 10:46:29 AM »
Anyone else from the boards going? I bought the VIP ticket during the presale since the cost wasn't ridiculously higher than the individual tickets for both Saturday and Sunday.

Jason Segel was just announced for Sunday.

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Re: BookCon May 30 and 31 2015
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2015, 04:00:08 AM »
I'm going! I also got a VIP ticket...haven't figured out my schedule yet for what I want to see. Hopefully getting a VIP ticket will allow me to skip the craziness that happened in line last year before some of the panels.

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Re: BookCon May 30 and 31 2015
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2015, 06:14:40 AM »
Anyone else here? The lines/wristband procedure is the same as it was for NYCC last year. Lines are packed for Mindy Kaling/BJ Novak and John Green.

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Re: BookCon May 30 and 31 2015
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2015, 08:44:03 AM »
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Anyone else here? The lines/wristband procedure is the same as it was for NYCC last year. Lines are packed for Mindy Kaling/BJ Novak and John Green.

I attended for the first time.  I didn't know what to expect and the first 30 minutes or so were very confusing.  I couldn't seem to find a printed schedule or guide until I finally found where they were giving them out.  It wasn't instantly apparent how the panels would work.  Mindy Kaling/BJ Novak were starting when I got to that "line-up" room.  I didn't know anything yet about the wristband procedure.

Eventually, I figured it out and was able to obtain wristbands for Nick Offerman/John Hodgman and Aziz Ansari.  There was no line for them.  You just had to figure out where they were standing in a cavernous room.

From that point onward, I really enjoyed myself.  Felicia Day had a wonderful panel in a smaller room.  I got in line with my wristband for Offerman about 50 minutes ahead of time.  I liked the wristband procedure.  No one is in line who can't get into the room.  It's just a matter of where you will sit.  They emptied the room and I went around and got into the Aziz line right away.

Both these panels were fantastic.

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Re: BookCon May 30 and 31 2015
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2015, 12:59:32 PM »
BEA and Bookcon are moving to McCormick Place in Chicago next year:

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