BookCon 2019
Our BookCon 2019 Schedule

Here at Penguin Random House Audio we love a good book festival! There’s no better way to spend a few days than listening to our favorite authors discuss their newest books and meeting fellow book lovers who can share their recommendations.

On June 1 and 2, PRH Audio will be at the Javits Center for this year’s BookCon. If you’re attending, stop by our booth #1221 to hear what’s new in audio, to play audiobook trivia in categories such as “Fierce Female Characters” and “Stranger Things,” and to listen to a clip from the new William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls by Ian Doescher.

On Saturday June 1 at 5:15 p.m. in Room 1E07, join us for our panel discussion, “Audiobooks: Hear How It’s Done,” to learn from authors and narrators about the rise of listening and audiobook production. Moderated by Laurie Halse Anderson (SHOUT), with author Tochi Onyebuchi (Beasts Made of Night) and narrators Saskia Maarleveld, P.J. Ochlan, and Edoardo Ballerini.

On Sunday June 2 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 1E10, fans can test their bookish knowledge and compete head-to-head with fellow fans and bestselling authors Ally Condie (The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe), Arvin Ahmadi (Girl Gone Viral), and Nic Stone (Odd One Out) in categories like “Expecto Patronum” and “May the Force Be With You,” using clips from our favorite audiobooks. Our “I’ll Take Quidditch for $500: A Fan Game Show” will be hosted by award-winning Star Wars audiobook narrator Marc Thompson.

We will also be giving away free audiobook samplers from our favorite books of the season: The Sun Is Also a Star, Field Notes on Love, Daisy Jones & the Six, The Things She’s Seen, and City of Girls.

We hope to see you there!