Friday, September 30, 2011
Austin Teen Book Festival Tomorrow!!!
Y'all, I cannot tell you how excited I am about the Austin Teen Book Festival tomorrow! Not only do I get to see all those awesome authors listed in the poster, but I also get to hang out with some of my good friends and blogger buddies! Seriously, if you guys (bloggers) weren't there, this whole event wouldn't nearly be half as fun!
Though I'm most excited about hanging out with my buddies, I also must talk about the amazing panels they have in store for us tomorrow. Take a look:
PEN FATALE features Gabrielle Zevin (All These Things I've Done), Mary Pearson (The Fox Inheritance), Jessica Brody (My Life Undecided), Alyson Noel (Everlasting), and Alexandra Adornetto (Hades); moderated by Margo Rabb (Cures for Heartbreak).
ALTERNAWORLDS (fantasy) features Scott Westerfeld (Goliath), Maureen Johnson (Name of the Star), Jonathan Maberry (Dust & Decay), and Brian Yansky (Alien Invasion); moderated by Rosemary Clement-Moore (The Splendor Falls).
REAL LIFE IS MESSY (edgy fiction) features John Corey Whaley (Where Things Come Back), David Levithan (Every You, Every Me), Melissa Walker (Small Town Sinners), Coe Booth (Bronxwood), and Geoff Herbach (Stupid Fast); moderated by Varian Johnson (Saving Maddie).
I HEART LOVE STORIES (realistic/romance fiction) features Simone Elkeles (Perfect Chemistry), Stephanie Perkins (Lola & the Boy Next Door), Jenny Han (We’ll Always Have Summer), Jennifer Zeigler (Sass & Sensibility), and Christina Mandelski (The Sweetest Thing); moderated by Cristina Garcia (Dreams of Significant Girls).
SUPERNATURAL SUSPENSE (fantasy) features Heather Brewer (Vladimir Tod), Jackson Pearce (Sweetly), Tera Lynn Childs (Sweet Venom), Sophie Jordan (Vanish), and Andrea Cremer (Wolfsbane); moderated by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Blessed).
Did you almost just faint, too? Because I sure did.
Tonight, at the Alamodraft House in Austin, they are doing a special screening of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, followed by an exclusive Q&A with David Levithan himself. A portion of every ticket purchased will be donated to the APLFF (Austin Public Library Friends Foundation). If you know me at all, you know how much I love, love, love David Levithan and Nick and Norah. SOOOOOO EXCITED!!! AHHH!!!
If you plan on attending any of these events, please tweet me at @Lena1xoxo, let me know, and we'll meet up! If anything, we can high five or something.
I hope to see you guys tomorrow at the Palmer Events Center. Till then, who are you most excited to see? ;)