Bree’s Ultimate Dream BookCon: My Ideal Book Convention Featured Authors & Events

I have several friends who fully believe that if you put something out into the universe, there is a good chance it will happen.

Here’s hoping this is true because below I am telling you all about my DREAM book conference. My dream author and audiobook narrator lineup, activities, panels, giveaways… everything.

Obviously, this would be a week-long convention… it may even need to be a month-long with everything I want to happen!

tampa convention center

Tampa Convention Center
Because it’s close to me!

Author Lineup

(+ my favorite books by them)
Angie Thomas – The Hate U Give
Ashley Poston – Geekerella
Becca Ritchie – Infini
Becky Abertalli – The Upside of Unrequited
Benjamin Alire Sáenz – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Brigid Kemmerer – A Curse So Dark and Lonely
Brittany Cavallaro – A Study in Charlotte
Casey McQuisten – Red, White, and Royal Blue
Cate Tiernan – Sweep
CD Reiss – White Knight
Christina Lauren – Autoboyography
Colleen Hoover – Maybe Someday
Cora Carmack – Roar
Deb Calletti – The Natureof Jade
Deborah Harkness – A Discovery of Witches
Diana Gabaldon – Outlander
Elle Kennedy – The Deal
Emma Chase – Royally Matched
Emma Mills – Foolish Hearts
Emma Scott – All In
Helen Hoang – The Bride Test
Helena Hunting – Pucked Off
Holly Black – Cruel Prince
Jacquelyn Frank – Jacob
Jana Aston – Wrong
Jay Crownover – Rule
Jenny Han – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
JR Ward – Lover Awakened
Kasie West – By Your Side
Kelsey Sutton – Some Quiet Place
Krista Ritchie – Infini
Kylie Scott – Trust
Laini Taylor – Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Laura Kaye – Hearts in Darkness
Lauren Blakely – Wanderlust
Lauren Layne – Blurred Lines
Lauren Rowe – Misadventures of a College Girl
Leigh Bardugo – Six of Crows
Lucy March – A Little Night Magic
Mackenzi Lee – A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Madeline Miller – The Song of Achilles
Mariana Zapata – The Wall of Winnipeg and Me
MaryJanice Davidson – Undead and Unwed
Mia Sheridan – Archer’s Voice
Molly Harper – How to Date Your Dragon
Nicola Yoon – Everything, Everything
Penelope Douglas – Birthday Girl
Penny Reid – Marriage of Inconvenience
Rachel Vincent – Stray
Rainbow Rowell – Fangirl
Richelle Mead – Succubus Blues
Sally Thorne – The Hating Game
Sarah Dessen – Just Listen
Sarah J Maas – A Court of Mist and Fury
Sarah Kay – B
Sarina Bowen – Keepsake
Sierra Simone – Priest
Stephanie Garber – Caraval
Stephanie Meyer – Eclipse
Stephanie Perkins – Isla and the Happily Ever After
Suzanne Collins – Hunger Games
Tahereh Mafi – Shatter Me
Tarryn Fisher – Atheists Who Kneel and Pray
Taylor Jenkins Reid – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Tiffanie DeBartolo – How to Kill a Rockstar
Trisha Wolfe – With Visions of Red
Victoria Schwab – This Savage Song


Audiobook Narrators

Amanda Ronconi
Andy Arndt
Bahni Turpin
Caitlin Kelly
Callie Dalton
Christian Fox
Deacon Lee
Elizabeth Evans
Erin Mallon
Jacob York
Jason Clarke
Jennifer Ikeda
Joe Arden
Josh Lane
Katie Schorr
Laura Knight Keating
Richard Armitage
Rose Dioro
Sebastian York
Shane East
Stephanie Rose
Stephanie Willis
Teddy Hamilton
Xe Sands
Zachary Webber


Things to Buy/Giveaways at Author Tables

Exclusive editions of books
Movie adaptations
Reading lights
Bookshelf Knickknacks


Panel Discussions & Q&A’s

Sports Romance Discussion led by Helena Hunting
Contemporary Romance Q&A moderated by Christina Lauren
SFF Discussion Panel led by Laini Taylor
Indie Author Panel – A Discussion led by Penny Reid
Audiobook Q&A – Moderated by Lauren Blakely
New Adult Romance Discussion Panel led by Rainbow Rowell
YA Discussion Panel led by Sarah Dessen
Smut Lovers Q&A led by Sierra Simone
Writing Dark Romance w/ Trisha Wolfe
The Slow Burner’s Club Led by Mariana Zapata
Queer Romance Q&A moderated by Casey McQuisten
Romantic Comedy Discussion led by MaryJanice Davidson
Diversity in Romance Discussion led by Angie Thomas
Disability in Romance Discussion led by Helen Hoang
Discussing Modern Poetry led by Sarah Kay


Bookish Content Creator Workshops

BookTube 101
Book Blogging 101
Goodreads 101
Writing Book Reviews 101


Bookish Marketplace

Barnes & Noble
Oxford Exchange
Indie Author Book Shop
E-Book Shop
Audible Book Shop
Bookish T-shirt Shop
Bookshelf Decor Shop
Bookish Candles, Bath, & Body Items
Owlcrate Shop
Fairyloot Shop
Bookish Jewelry
Bookish Stationery Shop
Misc. Bookish Stuff
Bookish Spices, Teas, & Coffees
Bookish Candies & Snacks


Misc. Things to Do & Events

Character Runway Show
Character Cosplay & Costume Contest
Screenings of Movie Adaptations/Book Trailers
Photobooth w/ Characters, Authors, & Narrators
Custom Recordings w/ Audiobook Narrators
After party w/ the attendees, authors, & narrators
Bookish Coffee Shop
Bookish Bar
Bookish Restaurant


So, what do you think? What would you add to this list? Let me know if you end up making your own Dream Book Convention post!

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