BookCon 2019: Every Pre-Planned ARC Drop, Listed For You

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Are you wondering how to create your schedule for BookCon without knowing when your most anticipated ARCs are dropping? Are you trying to plan when you have to be on the show floor and when you can visit some panels? Check below to see which booths have released their ARC drop schedules already — and keep scrolling to see one of our writers’ curated BookCon schedules!

Please Note: The below listings are a compilation of information given to us by BookCon as well as information we found from brands on their Twitter pages or websites. If you know of a giveaway that is not listed, send us an email at editor@fictionistmag.com.


Tor/Forge Books — Booth 1545

Tor/Forge has released a full schedule of their booth events, but none of the listed events are ARC drops. Click here to view their events!

Sourcebooks — Booth 1629

Saturday, June 1, at 1:00 PM — ‘Wicked As You Wish’ by Rin Shupeco and ‘Kingdom of Exiles’ by Maxym M. Martineau

Sunday, June 2, at 1:00 PM — ‘Here There Are Monsters’ by Amelinda Berube, ‘That Night’ by Cyn Balog, ‘The Last Witness’ by Claire McFall, ‘I have No Secrets’ by Penny Joelson

Click here to view the full Sourcebooks schedule.

Lion Forge Books — Booth 1609

Saturday, June 1 at 11:00 AM  & Sunday, June 2, at 1:30 PM— ‘No Ivy League’ by Hazel Newlevant (Limited to 50 copies – visit the booth earlier in the morning to get a ticket)

Saturday, June 1 at 3:30 PM & Sunday, June 2, at 10:30 AM— ‘Mooncakes’ by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu (Limited to 50 copies – visit the booth earlier in the morning to get a ticket)

Saturday, June 1 at 1:30 PM & Sunday, June 2 at 12:00 PM— ‘Gender Queer: A Memoir’ by Maia Kobabe (free copies limited to 10 copies – visit the booth earlier in the morning to get a ticket)

Fae Crate — Booth 2912

Saturday, June 1, at 10:00 AM — ‘Mind Games’ by Shana Silver

Saturday, June 1, at 2:30 PM — ‘The Merciful Crow’ by Margaret Owen

Click here to view the entire Fae Crate schedule.

NOVL — Booth 1338

Saturday, June 1, at 10:00 AM — ‘Tale of Magic’ by Chris Colfer + Tote Bag

Saturday, June 1, at 2:30 PM — (both sequels) ‘Rise’ by Ellen Goodlett and ‘Queen of Ruin’ by Tracy Banghart

Saturday, June 1, at 4:30 PM — ‘Supernova’ by Kass Morgan

Sunday, June 2, at 10:00 AM — ‘The Bone Houses’ by Emily Lloyd-Jones + Tote Bag

Sunday, June 2, at 3:30 PM — ‘When the Stars Lead to You’ by Ronni Davis

*Note: NOVL also has pay-to-win games on Saturday and Sunday where you could win an ARC, but there is only a small chance of winning. Click here for the full schedule.

Scholastic — Various Booths (see below)

Saturday, June 1, at 11:00 AM | Scholastic Meeting Room — “I Read YA” meetup. ARCs from: Jennifer Donnelly (Stepsister), Melissa Grey (Rated) Nafiza Azad (The Candle and the Flame

Saturday, June 1, at 12:30 PM | Scholastic Booth 1639— ‘Truly Madly Royally’ by Debbie Rigaud & ‘Tell Me Everything’ by Sarah Enni

Saturday, June 1, at 1:00 PM | Hoopla Booth 1111 — ‘Stepsister’ by Jennifer Donnelly

Sunday, June 2, at 11:00 AM | Scholastic Meeting Room  — “I Read YA” meetup. ARCs from: Jennifer Donnelly (Stepsister), Melissa Grey (Rated) Nafiza Azad (The Candle and the Flame)

Sunday, June 2, at 3:00 PM | Hoopla Booth 1111 — ‘Rated’ by Melissa Grey

Sunday, June 2, at 3:00 PM | Scholastic Booth 1639 — ‘Shatter City’ by Scott Westerfeld

Click here for Scholastic’s full schedule.

Riveted (Simon Teen) — Booth 1838

Saturday, June 1, at 10:00 AM — ‘Cursed’ by Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller

Sunday, June 2, at 11:00 AM — ‘Slay’ by Brittney Morris

Click here for the full Riveted schedule.

Quirk Books — Booth 1239

Sunday, June 2 at 2:00 PM — ‘The GayBCs’ by M.L. Webb

Click here for the full Quirk schedule.

Penguin Random House — Booth 1221, Black Area

Saturday, June 1, at 10:30 AM — ‘The Starless Sea’ by Erin Morgenstern

Saturday, June 1, at 12:00 PM — ‘The Orphan’s Song’ by Lauren Kate

Saturday, June 1, at 1:15 PM — ‘Stories from My Timeline’ by Akilah Hughes

Saturday, June 1, at 2:30 PM — ‘Who Put This Song On’ by Morgan Parker

Saturday, June 1, at 3:30 PM — ‘The Nobody People’ by Bob Proehl

Sunday, June 2, at 11:00 AM — ‘A Song For a New Day’ by Sarah Pinsker

Sunday, June 2, at 12:30 PM — ‘The Queen’s Assassin’ by Melissa de la Cruz

Sunday, June 2, 1:45 PM — ‘The Warehouse’ by Rob Hart

Sunday, June 2, 3:00 PM — ‘American Royals’ by Katharine McGee

View the entire Penguin Random House schedule here.

EpicReads — Booth 2046

Saturday, June 1, at 12:00, 1:00, and 4:00 PM — Different books will be available at different times, and all are listed below (visit the booth the day of to see which books will be available at which times): ‘Kingdom of Souls’ by Rena Barron, ‘Serpent & Dove’ by Shelby Mahurin, ‘Now Entering Addamsville’ by Francesca Zappia, ‘A Treason of Thorns’ by Laura E. Weymouth, ‘Crier’s War’ by Nina Varela, ‘Dear Sweet Pea’ by Julie Murphy, ‘Homerooms and Hall Passes’ by Tom O’Donnell, ‘The Spinner of Dreams’ by K.A. Reynolds

Sunday, June 2, at 12:00, 1:00, and 4:00 PM — Different books will be available at different times, and all are listed below (visit the booth the day of to see which books will be available at which times): ‘Kingdom of Souls’ by Rena Barron, ‘Serpent & Dove’ by Shelby Mahurin, ‘Now Entering Addamsville’ by Francesca Zappia, ‘A Treason of Thorns’ by Laura E. Weymouth, ‘Crier’s War’ by Nina Varela, ‘Dear Sweet Pea’ by Julie Murphy, ‘Homerooms and Hall Passes’ by Tom O’Donnell, ‘The Spinner of Dreams’ by K.A. Reynolds

View the entire EpicReads schedule here.

Macmillan Publishing — Booth 1545

It’s not entirely clear which in-booth events are ARC drops, which are signings of published books, and which are swag drops. Click here to view Macmillan’s schedule.

LitJoy Crate — Booth 1932

Saturday, June 1, at 2:30 PM — ‘Into the Crooked Place’ by Alexandra Christo

View LitJoy’s schedule here.


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