The first annual BookNet Fest is happening September 1st and 2nd in Orlando. Not only will we be attending, we’ll be panelists! From presenters to panels to authors, we’ve got everything you need to know!

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BookNet Fest Co-Creators Marines and Samantha started this con to bring together writers, readers, bloggers, booktubers and bookstagrammers to discuss all aspects of the book world. BookNet Fest brings more than 20 presenters to Orlando for a full day of panels, workshops and games at the beautiful …..and it’s FREE!

September 1, 2017

9:00 am to 10:00 pm TheWizarding World of Harry Potter

Harry Potter

BookNet Fest starts with a bit of magic. Presenters and attendants are invited to spend the day at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Accio, books!

September 2, 2017

10:00 am to 10:55 am

Opening Keynote Room 2

BookNet Fest kicks off with a keynote from the Co-Creators Marines and Samantha.

“Our aim is to unite all members of the book community, from creators to readers, with no restrictions due to platform, platform size, or most-read genre.”

11:00 am to 11:55 am

Us + The Industry Room 2

Us vs Industry Panel

This panel features Bookstagrammer/Book Blogger Carmen, Booktuber Mike and Book Blogger Alexa.

11:00 am to 11:55 am

Book Recommendations Room 1

12:00 pm to 12:55 pm

On Writing Room 2

On Writing Panel

Panel features Bookstagrammer/Poet Alison Malee, Booktuber Kat O’Keefe, Author Levi Black, Booktuber Lainey and Booktuber/Author Francina Simone.

12:00 pm to 12:55 pm

On Reviewing Room 1

On Reviewing Panel

Panel features Blogger Jessica, Booktuber Slywia, Booktuber Savannah, Booktuber Caitlin Vanasse, and Booktuber/BookNet Fest Co-Creator Samantha.

1:00 pm to 1:55 pm

For the Love of YA Room 2

Love YA Panel

Panel features Book Bloggers Ann-Eliza & Carmen (that’s us!), Booktuber Christine, Bookstagrammer Maddie and BookNet Fest Co-Creator Marines.

1:00 pm to 1:55 pm

Creating a Fandom Room 1

Fandom Panel

Panel features Blogger/Author Sarah Viehmann, Booktuber Emma, Bookstagrammer/Candlemaker Miranda, Bookstagrammer/ Nerdy Post Founder Alexis and Booktuber/BookNet Fest Co-Creator Samantha.

3:00 pm to 3:55 pm

Game Show Room 2

3:00 pm to 3:55 pm

101 Workshops Room

Workshop Presenters

Small roundtables in which you get to ask all of your burning beginner questions to creators who have been there too! Bookstagram 101 – Maddie, Booktube 101 – Jesse, Blogging 101 – Marines, Design 101 – Alexis, Camera 101 – Jenna

4:00 pm to 4:55 pm

Romance, Sex and OTPs Room 2


Panel featuring Blogger/Author Sarah Viehmann, Blogger Jessica, Booktuber/ BookNet Fest Co-Creator Samantha and Author Kathleen Baldwin.

4:00 pm to 4:55 pm

YA Is Not The Only Fiction Room 1

YA Fic

Panel features Booktuber Slywia and Booktuber Katie, BookNet Fest Co-Creator Marines Alvarez and Booktuber/Blogger Thomas.

5:00 pm to 5:55 pm

Diversity in the Book Community Room 1 & 2

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Panel features Booktuber Paige, Bookstagrammer/Blogger Camila, Sarah Viehmann, Booktuber Christina Marie, and BookNet Fest Co-Creators Marines and Samantha.

6:00 pm to 6:55 pm

Vendor Mixer Foyer

After the event, mingle with your favorite creators and shop vendors featuring bookish merchandise. While you mingle, enter to win giveaways of Advanced Reader Copies, finished titles, bookish swag, and book themed jewelry. Note: Giveaways only open to those in attendance of the Vendor Mixer.

With this impressive line-up, BookNet Fest is sure to be a success. In fact, this year has already reached maximum capacity! If you can’t attend this year but would like to support the community that Marines and Samantha are building, you can show BookNet Fest some love on their gofundme page.

See you at BookNet Fest!