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102016 BR Live Press Release


Programming for the November 12 – 13 reader convention is available at

(Brooklyn, NY) Book Riot Live, a reader-favorite convention celebrating books and the reading life, takes place on November 12 and 13 at Metropolitan West in New York City and will feature authors, publishing professionals, and other personalities who showcase the diversity of talent in the books and comics world.

Festivities will commence on Friday, November 11, 7:00pm at The Strand’s Rare Book Room where Diane McMartin, Certified Sommelier and author of THIS CALLS FOR A DRINK! will pair books with hand-selected wine.

Programming, which includes panels, games, and live podcast recordings, will begin on Saturday, November 12 at 9:30am and continue throughout Sunday, November 13. Walter Mosley and Mara Wilson, who have told stories on stages, screens, and the page, will be in conversation about their experiences, the pros and cons of different mediums, and more. Ken Liu will join other creators to discuss how they discovered their creative voice, and Sara Farizan will take on Mara Wilson and Mark Oshiro (returning champion) in Nerd Jeopardy.

“Book Riot Live is an event designed to bring together readers with their favorite — or soon-to-be-favorite — creators. There are so many artists and writers doing incredible work across so many genres, and this is our opportunity to bring them together under the same roof,” said Events Director Jenn Northington. “Book Riot Live is an extension of Book Riot’s commitment to inclusive coverage of books, reading, and comics; as always, our goal is to surprise and delight readers from all walks of life.”

The second Book Riot Live will repeat favorite features from last year including a bean bag chair-filled reading lounge, personalized reading recommendations by staff from the Brooklyn Public Library, and a live recording of the popular All the Books! podcast hosted by “well-readheads” Liberty Hardy and Rebecca Schinsky.

Book Riot Live 2016 will be held at Metropolitan West, 639 West 46th Street, New York, NY. Tickets may be purchased in advance at or at the door. Tickets for the full weekend are $169, and single-day tickets are $89. Press passes are available upon request by emailing

About Riot New Media Group, Inc:

Riot New Media Group, founded in 2011, creates communities dedicated to the idea that content around fandoms should be just as diverse as the fans are. So sometimes we are serious and sometimes we’re silly. Some of our contributors are pros. Many of them aren’t. We like a good list just as much as we like a good review, and we believe that there are smart, funny, and informative things to say about both. RNMG reaches 11MM monthly unique visitors through Book Riot, Book Riot Comics, and the Riot Ad Network.

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