Jul 30, 2017

What You Need To Know About Quirk's Upcoming Book Pop!


Hi everybody! We're here today on the blog with Kelsey from Quirk Books, and she's going to explain everything about their online book convention that launches tomorrow, appropriately titled Book Pop! So if you're curious about what the event is, how to participate, and what awesome prizes you can win, stick around and Kelsey will answer all of your questions!

What exactly is Book Pop?

This year Quirk is celebrating its 15-year anniversary and we wanted to come up with a fun way to give back to everyone who has supported us through the years. Book Pop! is our way of saying thanks and it’s also a way for us to bring a comic-con experience to people who might not be able to attend one in real life. We’re going to be hosting online events (we like to think of them as “panels”) where you can interact with authors and have a chance to win some great prizes.

What kind of events are going on?

There is SO much happening over the next two weeks, it’s hard to sum up! One day you might find an author (or two) doing a Facebook Live chat on our page, the next day they could be taking over our Twitter feed or streaming Live on Instagram. We even have a trivia contest happening at the end of the first week. Tomorrow, July 31st, we’ll be announcing the semi-finalists of our cosplay contest.

Some of our authors will also be writing special blog posts for our blog or doing Q&As on other blogs, like Forever Young Adult and Super Space Chick. Each day is bringing something new and fun to the table. It’s been so great to see it all come together over the past couple of months! There’s a full schedule of events (and even an interactive map) on our webpage.

How can I participate in these events?

Since everything is hosted online, all you have to do is check the schedule, visit the website hosting the event, and join in. For Facebook Live events, you can stream them live and comment/ask authors questions. Same for Instagram Live events, and the trivia contest. For Twitter Takeovers and the Twitter party, you just have to hop on Twitter and join in using #BookPop.

On top of all the events, we’re also running a special challenge using code-words that will be announced during all of the events. The more code-words you collect, the more entries you have to win the grand prize.

How long is Book Pop running until?

Book Pop! starts Monday, July 31st and ends on Friday, August 11th.

On the 11th, we’ll announce the winners of the grand prize and the cosplay contest.

Outside of the online events, there are also in-real-life events at bookstores and libraries happening throughout the year.

What kinds of prizes are being given away?

During the live events, we’ll be giving away things like tote bags, as well as prizes from Cards Against Humanity and Roll20.

We’ve also partnered with Cards Against Humanity, Jordanden√©, Roll20, and Out of Print for the main prizes, and the grand prize winner will get advance access to all of Quirk’s fall books!

The cosplay contest winner will also win a prize from Espionage Cosmetics and Quirk (including a signed copy of Geekerella and advance access to our fall books).

Keep an eye on the Book Pop! page for more information on the prizes ;)

What authors are going to be a part of Book Pop?

So many. We’re really lucky to have such amazing authors at Quirk.

Here’s a full line-up of the authors participating in the live events: Ashley Poston (Geekerella), Sam Maggs (The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy; Wonder Women), Ian Doescher (William Shakespare’s Star Wars series), Grady Hendrix (My Best Friend’s Exorcism; Horrorstor), Fred Van Lente (Ten Dead Comedians), Kim Smith (The X-Files: Earth Children are Weird; E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), and Jon Morris (The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains).

Additionally, we’ll be hosting blog posts and/or Q&As with Paul Krueger (Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge), Hope Nicholson (The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen), Bonnie Burton (Crafting with Feminism), Cindy Wang (Literary Yarns), Tania Del Rio (Warren the 13th series) and Will Staehle (Warren the 13th series).

How does the cosplay contest work?

We asked folks to submit photos of themselves in their favorite cosplay costumes and will be announcing the semi-finalists tomorrow. (Submissions closed on July 28th.)

On Monday, August 7th, Ashley Poston will be picking the finalists during her Instagram Live chat. We’ll be sharing the finalists on Facebook for you all to vote on!

And the winners will be announced on August 11th. I hope you entered to win!

We'd like to thank Kelsey and the whole team over at Quirk for being so awesome and participating in this guest post to tell our readers all about this awesome upcoming event! There are less than 24 hours on the clock until it's finally time for Book Pop!, and we couldn't be more excited about it. We'll definitely be participating in the panels and events and we have our fingers crossed to be one of the winners of that awesome grand prize!


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