Preparing for Bookcon

Hello everyone. I hope your day is going well. I thought I would make a blog post about how much goes into planning out the biggest convention of my year. This is where I amass most of my books to read for the year.

This year I estimate obtaining 100+ books including ones I plan on buying. This number is based on how much I amassed when I went the past two years.

I also was able to snag Bookcon VIP tickets. These puppies sold out in two minutes so holy moly did I dodge a bullet. But I plan on living up every single perk this ticket offers as it cost me a pretty penny.

First up is autographing. As a VIP, we get one additional autograph session that we can reserve as well as preservation.

I spent my day going through artists I know and those I don’t and writing the books I know by them. I highlighted my favorites and narrowed down my options. The next step is to reserve my spots on line for these authors. If you miss out on an author, do not fear! Look into exhibitors to see if they will be signing at anyone’s booth.

Next is the outfit.

I am going as low-key Elsa and my friend is going as Low-key Belle. I needed shoes to pair with the dress so I went to the Converse sale store in Flushing and scored these cheap blue sequined shoes. I feel they really bring the outfit together.

Finally, the tickets. These gorgeous babies came in finally and the next step when receiving them is activating them. It’s good to activate them ahead of time so you don’t have to worry later on.

And that is all I’ve done so far to prepare! I also recommend downloading the Bookcon app to help you plan out your day. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me!

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. Congrats on snagging the VIP tickets, hope you have an amazing time. One question, how do you get 100 books from Con to home?? 🙂

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    1. I am bringing a luggage bag with me to carry it all home!

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      1. Wise. A book tote, or three, just won’t cope with such a huge haul.

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      2. Last year I brought an ikea bag!

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  2. Stephanie says:

    Is the app any good? I read a few reviews that were poor and the App for Star Wars Celebration, which is also ReedPop, was awful.

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    1. Yes! They’ve update from their previous format so it’s like an actual app now


      1. Stephanie says:

        Ok cool. I’ll download it and check it out.

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  3. Stephanie says:



    I am BEYOND jealous. The books! The authors! That fabulous dress!!!!

    You are going to have an amazing time and I am HERE to live vicariously through you!!!!! Enjoy yourself, and I can’t wait to hear about your adventures. 🙂

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    1. Omgggg your comment made me so happy!!! I will post everything I can!! 💪🏻💪🏻


  4. mchotstuff says:

    hahaha Low-Key Elsa. Only thing that would make that better is going as Loki Elsa 😁🤪

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    1. Omg that would be epic

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  5. Cool! I’ve never been to BookCon before, but it sounds like quite the event!

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    1. It sure is for us book lovers!

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  6. Sophia Ismaa says:

    Love Elsa and Belle’s outfits and, OMG, I haven’t even read TAtBILB, but even I know Jenny Han is amazing!

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    1. I just finished reading her book and it was as amazing as we thought!


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