BookCon, fan-based book event, to launch in May

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NEW YORK (AP) — For at least one day, publishing's annual national convention is going pop.

ReedPOP, the founder of New York Comic Con, announced Wednesday that it will launch BookCon during BookExpo America, a weekend gathering in New York in late May. The "massive pop culture" event will feature author John Grisham, actress-author Amy Poehler and other well-known guests. While BookExpo is primarily a trade show held for booksellers, librarians and others in the industry, BookCon will be open to the general public.

According to ReedPOP, BookCon will include panel discussions, podcasts, interviews and quiz shows.

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