MY NAME IS (WRITER) AND I AM A BASKET CASE (CAFETORIUM – YA/A) 11:00am to 12:00pm
Honest talk about painful struggles with depression, anxiety, adhd, life. With Margie Stohl, Rachel Cohn, Kami Garcia, Richelle Mead, Lauren Oliver, and Stephanie Perkins.
IT’S A ________ WORLD (CAFETORIUM – MG/YA) 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Re-invent popular stories by changing the race or gender of the main characters. What changes and what stays the same? With Kami Garcia, C. Alexander London, Marie Lu, Tahereh Mafi and Nicola Yoon.
SMACKDOWN & TIGER BEAT (BARNUM HALL – MG/YA/A) 6:00pm to 8:30pm!
Presented by Disney Hyperion
Bestselling and award-winning authors Shannon Hale, Brendan Reichs and Aaron Hartzler host a stage full of authors making fools out of themselves. Tiger Beat, the all YA author cover band featuring award-winning authors Libba Bray, Daniel Ehrenhaft, Barnabas Miller, and Natalie Standiford will close out the night. Tickets available at Yallwest.com
A little California sunshine. A whole lotta paneling. (The talking kind. Not the 70s station wagon kind.) A book signing with swag. And a performance by Tiger Beat–the world’s only all-YA author band. Put on your boogie shoes, people.