Angie Thomas, Stephanie Garber, and More Added to BookCon 2020 Lineup


It’s finally 2020, which means the next BookCon is fast approaching. The convention brings all things bookish in a weekend full of storytelling and pop culture panels, autographing sessions, exhibitors, and much more.

Along with the new year came more guest announcements, including: Angie Thomas, bestselling author of The Hate U Give and On the Come Up; Aisha Saeed (Amal Unbound) and Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda), who recently published Yes No Maybe So on February 4; Sabaa Tahir, author of the An Ember in the Ashes series; and Stephanie Garber, author of the Caraval series.

Previously announced guests include Nic Stone (Dear Martin, Shuri: A Black Panther Novel), Elisabeth Thomas (Catherine House), Melissa Albert (The Night Country), Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), and more.

BookCon also announced their “Read with Pride” panel, which will feature Bill Konigsberg (Openly Straight), Lucas Rocha (Where We Go From Here), Leah Johnson (You Should See Me in a Crown), and Alice Oseman (Loveless). During the panel they will discuss their latest books with LGBTQ+ characters.

BookCon takes place May 30 and 31 at the Javits Center in New York. Tickets are now available here. For more information about the convention, visit the BookCon website. Make sure to also read our recaps of day one and day two of BookCon 2019.

Julia is a writer/editor/content assistant for Nerds who joined the team in 2019.

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