Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
The explosion of comic book conventions has made way for other fan conventions to emerge. This year, ReedPop is introducing BookCon, a convention for book lovers. BookCon takes place on Saturday, May 31st, and features a wide variety of programming including celebrity guests, interactive writing games, and industry panels.
The guests range from actors to famous writers and include Jason Segel, Amy Poehler, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Mario Batali, tumblr founder David Karp, Humans of New York blogger Brandon Stanton, Stan Lee, and even Grumpy Cat, as well as best-selling novelists such as David Mitchell, who wrote Cloud Atlas, Veronica Roth, who wrote the Divergent trilogy, and John Green, writer of The Fault in Our Stars. These guests will be having conversation about their current and upcoming work in panels throughout the day – except for Grumpy Cat, who will probably just be looking adorably perturbed.
Are you a lonely car lover in the pedestrian-clogged streets of New York? Well, this weekend, automobiles rule the city. It’s the New York International Auto Show, and the Javits Center will be packed with some of the newest, most innovative and most exciting cars on the market.
There are also more than fifteen cars being unveiled for the first time, and many more will be making their New York debuts, including the new Rolls-Royse Ghost II and a new Mercedes Benz. The show will also include several historical cars, including one owned by FDR and one owned by Nelson Rockefeller. You can check out the full roster of cars on display here.
On the East Side of Manhattan, representatives from countries all over the world meet to discuss international law and politics with the goal of achieving world peace. Good luck with that. This past weekend representatives from countries all over the world met on the other side of town to discuss something a little less depressing. Wine! From March second to the forth, the fifth annual New York Wine Expo took the stage showcasing wines of the world at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s West Side.
Although seminars were available on topics like tasting and Rhone valley wines, the main event was the Grand Tasting. Over 600 wines from 150 producers were on display and available for the mob of curious, thirsty New Yorkers to sample and inquire about as they made their way through the Special Events Hall of the massive Javits building. Whether or not they remembered everything (or anything) they tasted was up to them. Four hours of tasting—no matter how small the pour—will do some work, and the spit buckets that graced the tables were noticeably not full. Needless to say, everyone had a great time.