For those new to book con. This guide will help you along the way. Very nice picture I found on Google. This will be my third year going to book con. For those new to it. It’s a book convention in NYC. No worries tickets don’t sell out. You can get them anytime and even at the door. Hope this guide will help you out.
You allow to have bags in the convention center. Allow only bookbags, totes, fanny packs, purses.
Can have small wheel bags but must be check in luggage area. Price is 3 bucks a day
Can bring in snacks and water in bag. You will be waiting in long lines so have food in bag will help. Drink lots of water.
Convention center has a food court and starbucks. Be warn it will be so packed and pricey there.
You can also leave the convention anytime to get food and come back as long as you have badge on you.
3. ARCS (Advance Reader Copies) and Giveaways:
When you first come into book con, you get a book with a map and a tote bag.
Read the booklet good on most of giveaways and booths numbers. There be books giving out different times of day that are not announced in booklet.
Bring cash for emergency and a card also. Not every booth will take cards.
If you do autograph lines, please read carefully before getting tickets to it.
Some autographs require you to buy the book to see the author. Plus there could be limits on how many books you get sign.
Wear something comfortable. Sneakers are a girl’s best friend. You be standing around and waiting in long lines all day.
If you wish to dress up as your favorite character, you can do that also
I think I cover everything just about. Their other people who been to book con before. If you need help with anything just feel free to ask the people who work there. There signs everywhere and maps. Please be respectful to others, no pushing and shoving to get a book. If you don’t get an book, it be fine. The book will be release soon. You there to make new book friends, discover new books and have fun. Be nice to one and other and help each other out.