Teen Thursday: TTBF is upon us!

Some TTBF highlights to get you ready for the best day ever!


This Saturday, October 12th we’ll gather at Southwestern University along with some of the best, most exciting voices in the YA world for a day packed with interactive sessions, panels, author signings, and more! Here’s a little bit of info to get you ready….

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This year’s poster, designed by BookPeople Art Director Tomoko Bason

WHERE: Southwestern University campus in Georgetown, TX. We can’t wait for you to see this gorgeous campus!

WHEN: 9 AM – 6 PM. The festival store (AKA us!) will open at 9 AM.

A portion of every sale at the store goes to support next year’s festival, so we can continue to keep this festival FREE and open to the public!

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All of the stars!!!!

Our author line-up this year is incredible, with 35+ talented writers coming. The opening keynote by Erika Sánchez starts at 10 AM. Our second Keynote Speaker is Akilah Hughes, who will be speaking at 3:30 PM.

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Check out the schedule to start planning…

There’s great panels for fans of thrillers, rom-coms, family drama, sci-fi, and more.

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Along with great panels, the iTent and Studio Create are coming back!

There will be lots of interactive programming happening here, including trivia led by the Teen Press Corps, Penguin’s Game Night with a bunch of authors, etc. Thank you to 3M, Penguin Teen, and Simon Teen for making this happen.

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Costume contest!

We can’t wait to see what amazing cosplay y’all come up with this year! Thanks to Epic Reads, you get a chance to win some pretty cool prizes!

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SIGNINGS! SIGNINGS! SIGNINGS!

The rule is, for every book you buy at the festival store, you can bring 3 books from home to get signed. Remember, a portion of every sale at the store goes to support next year’s festival, so we can continue to keep this festival FREE and open to the public!

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Learn more about parking, volunteer opportunities, and other #TTBF info at texasteenbookfestival.org

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