It’s YA lucky day! It’s Teen Thursday!
We interrupt your regular Teen Thursday programming to bring you this Texas Teen Book Festival 2015 special edition! TTBF15 is THIS SATURDAY!!!! Here’s a wrap up of all the panels, authors, and other things you need to know about the fest. See you there!
#TTBF15 Keynote & Closing Speakers, and the GAME SHOW!
The keynote speaker is Sonia Manzano, best known for her long-time role as “Maria” on Sesame Street. Sonia, will be speaking about her new book Becoming Maria: Love & Chaos in the South Bronx. Read more about Sonia.
The day closes with David Levithan & Libba Bray! What a dynamic duo. David and Libba will be talking about their new books, Another Day and Lair of Dreams, respectively. Read more about David & Libba.
The game show portion of the festival is going to be epic. It’s a Star Wars Throw Down with our own Topher Bradfield as emcee, and authors Pierce Brown, Jenny Han, Claudia Gray, Gareth Hinds, Aaron Hartzler, and Cindy Pon will be putting their Star Wars cred on the line. Read more about this.
No Risk, No Reward Panel – Jesse Andrews (Me & Earl & the Dying Girl), David Levithan (Another Day), Cindy Pon (Serpentine), Carrie Ryan (Daughter of Deep Silence). Read more about the authors.
Truth, Truth, Lie Panel – Libba Bray (Lair of Dreams), Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Killer Instinct), Aaron Hartzler (What We Saw), Suzanne Young (The Remedy), and Stephanie Tromly (Trouble Is a Friend of Mine). Read more about the authors.
Lunchtime Authors Conversation: Reel Food for Thought – Jesse Andrews (Me & Earl & the Dying Girl), Kaui Hart Hemmings (The Descendants) and Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave). Read more about the authors.
Free to Be Me Panel – Maria Andreu (The Secret Side of Empty), Kaui Hart Hemmings (Juniors), Una LaMarche (Don’t Fail Me Now), and Sonia Manzano (Becoming Maria). Moderated by author Jennifer Ziegler (How Not to be Popular). Read more about the authors.
Future Possible? Panel – Claudia Gray (Lost Stars), Sophie Jordan (Uninvited), Jenny Martin (Tracked), Rick Yancey (The Infinite Sea), and Pierce Brown (Golden Son). Read more about the authors.
Drawing Between the Lines – Graphic Panel – Stephen Emond (Bright Lights, Dark Nights), Gareth Hinds (Macbeth), Andrew Swmith (Stand-Off(), and Nicola & David Yoon (Everything, Everything). Read more about the authors.
Tru Love 4Eva Panel – Huntley Fitzpatrick (The Boy Most Likely To), Jenny Han (P.S. I Still Love You), Morgan Matson (Since You’ve Been Gone), Margo Rabb (Kissing in America), and Jennifer E. Smith (Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between). Read more about the authors.
Freshman Fifteens! – This program featuring all debut authors will take place twice during the festival. Come hear from these new authors – Jenn Marie Thorne (The Wrong Side of Right), Chandler Baker (Alive), Jenny Martin (Tracked), Kim Savage (After the Woods), and Virginia Boecker (The Witch Hunter). Read more about the authors.
#TTBF15 Autographing Sessions & Book Sales!
You may bring 3 personal copies to sign for every 1 title purchased at the festival. CASH, CHECKS (made out to BookPeople), and CREDIT CARDS will be accepted. HERE is the complete list of books that are available through our partner BookPeople. Book sales will begin at 8:30am in the gym and continue all day.
Authors will be signing during specific autographing sessions. Be sure to check the schedule to see which authors are signing when – you don’t want to miss someone!
Early Bird Signing
Signing Session 1
Signing Session 2
Signing Session 3
Signing Session 4
Large Signing Session – ALL AUTHORS!
#TTBF15 Schedule & Other Info!
If you want to see the entire schedule for the day, click here. There is also a printable version of the schedule, which is handy because you can see all the event, their locations, times, and who is participating in each, and it fits in your pocket.
For all other info including food, parking, festival map, media passes, and more, be sure to check out our complete wrap up on the Teen Press Corps blog.
Psst – we also have many books by TTBF15 authors on display in our teen section. Come by, pick up a few, and get some reading done *before* the fest! After the fest, we will have signed copies of a limited number of titles. if you missed getting a book signed, give us a call to see if we have it.
Our Teen Press Corps Live Reporting!
Our Teen Press Corps will be covering every panel, every event, and scoring interviews with the authors. Everything will be posted live throughout the day, so be sure to check it all out after the fest, or if you can’t make it, follow along on the festival’s blog, our own TPC blog, Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr. Hashtag #TTBF15
Are you excited yet?? You should be!! #TTBF15 is TWO DAYS AWAY!!
Texas Teen Book Festival (formerly the Austin Teen Book Festival) happens on Saturday, September 26, 2015 on the campus of St. Edward’s University. This event – and parking – is free and open to the public.