Another convention has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. BookCon, originally planned for May 30-31, has been moved to July 25-26, 2020. The location will stay the same at the Javits Center in NYC. If you have already purchased tickets, they will automatically transfer over to the July dates. However, if you are no longer able to attend, you can receive a refund by filling out this form by April 1, 2020.
In the statement from Jennifer Martin, the Event Director of both BookExpo and BookCon, she said:
“You – our fans – along with authors, publishers, exhibitors, and everyone passionate about the book industry are what make BookCon so special. At every step and with every decision, we have you in mind, so it’s our responsibility to make sure that your health and safety come first at all times…Our hearts go out to our entire community, every individual person and business impacted by the COVID-19 virus, and all of you who rely on and look forward to this event each year. From authors who have had to cancel book tours, to bookstores who have made difficult and courageous choices to keep their customers and employees safe. We stand with them and we will do everything we can in the coming weeks to highlight how you can come together with your community to support authors, indie bookstores and small businesses within the book industry…We are committed to giving you the best BookCon you’ve ever seen this summer. We hope you’re able to still join us…We appreciate your patience and understanding. We can’t wait to celebrate storytelling with you in July!”
After many hours of conversation, we have decided to postpone BookCon from May to July 25 & 26. Our hearts go out to our entire community & every individual person and business impacted by COVID-19.
Please read a message from our team: https://t.co/pEhYjtm8rs pic.twitter.com/JlB8bYP7tj
— BookCon (@thebookcon) March 19, 2020
Book Expo, the publishing trade event, has also been postponed from May 27-29 to July 22-24, 2020. Tickets will automatically be transferred but you can contact the customer service team with any questions.
There is currently no confirmed guests for the new date, so stay tuned for new guest announcements. Make sure to also follow BookCon on Twitter.