Thursday, September 13, 2012

Austin Teen Book Festival 2012

It's that time of the year again! *squee* Time for the Austin Teen Book Festival!

If you haven't heard about the festival (check out my posts about it last year here and here), then here are the details for this year (info courtesy of ATBF's website):

The festival is FREE for everyone! No registration required, just show up!

WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 9:30am – 5pm
OPEN DOOR: Come when you can, and try to attend all day because you won’t want to miss the fun!
WHERE: The Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78704
Parking: Palmer Events Center Parking Garage: $7
(The parking garage is adjacent to the PEC, with entrances on Barton Springs Rd. and Riverside Drive)

Keep up with the event on Facebook and follow on Twitter at @AustinTBF

Here's a list of all the fantastic authors and what panels they will be speaking during:

Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads – Neal Shusterman, Marissa Meyer, Rachel Cohn,  Jeff Hirsch, Dan Krokos, and Greg Leitich Smith (moderator)

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore – Libba Bray, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, Leigh Bardugo, Rae Carson, and Sarah Rees Brennan (moderator)

Creature Comfort – Scott Speer, Anna Banks, Gina Damico, Tara Hudson, Martha Brockenbrough, and Sophie Jordan (moderator)

Real Life Happens – Jesse Andrews, Elizabeth Scott, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, E.M. Kokie, Jessica Lee Anderson, and John Corey Whaley (moderator)

The Thrill Of the Chase – William Richter, Lex Thomas (Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies), Eliot Schrefer, Ally Carter, and Jennifer Lynn Barnes (moderator)

What Would You Do For Love? – Ally Condie, Kresley Cole, Jessica Shirvington, Tamara Ireland Stone, Jessica Khoury, and Tracy Deebs (moderator)

Can you tell I'm really excited about this event? I had so much fun last year and meet a lot of cool people (and found many new authors). And you don't have to be a teen to go! Anyone who enjoys reading YA books is welcome to come. What could be better than spending a day surrounded by fellow book lovers, meeting new people, listening to writers talked about their writing/books/craft/etc, getting to meet said authors and have your book signed by them, and having tons of fun?!

Anyone else interested or planning on attending ATBF?

(Elvish Farewell)

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