by Bob Minzesheimer)
Tina Fey, the comedian, writer and producer, has been added to the lineup of BookCon, the new event in New York this spring that will seek to add the glitz of pop culture to the world of books.
On May 30, on the eve of BookCon, Fey and actor Jason Bateman will offer a "sneak peek" and discuss their new movie, This Is Where I Leave You. The film, scheduled to open Sept. 12, is based on Jonathan Tropper's novel of the same name. Tropper, who wrote the screenplay, and director Shawn Levy will be part of the panel.
BookCon, a full day of events May 31, will conclude BookExpo America, the annual trade show for publishers and booksellers. Organizers have previously announced that BookCon will feature appearances by writers Amy Poehler, Martin Short, John Grisham, R.L. Stine, Stan Lee, Cary Elwes, Cassandra Clare and Maggie Stiefvater.
In a statemtent, Tropper said, "This Is Where I Leave You was launched at BEA five years ago, so returning now to introduce the movie for the first time is a fitting and deeply satisfying way to celebrate the adaptation."
His novel revolves about four grown siblings who are forced to spent a week together in their childhood home after the death of their father.
Details about BookCon, including ticket prices for the public are at TheBookCon.com