Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
Keynote Author: Scott Westerfeld
Panels & Authors:
Pen Fatale: Gabrielle Zevin, Alexandra Adornetto, Mary Pearson, Jessica Brody, Alyson Noel, and moderated by Margo Rab
- Alternaworlds: Scott Westerfeld, Jonathan Maberry, Maureen Johnson, Brian Yansky, and moderated by Real Life is Messy: Coe Booth, David Levithan, Geoff Herbach, Melissa Walker, John Corey Whaley, and moderated by Varian Johnson
- I Heart Love Stories: Jenny Han, Stephanie Perkins, Simone Elkeles, Christina Mandelski, Jennifer Ziegler, and moderated by Cristina Garcia
- Supernatural Suspense: Heather Brewer, Andrea Cremer, Sophie Jordan, Tera Lynn Childs, Jackson Pearece, and moderated by Cynthia Leitich SmithMission: Fostering a community effort to celebrate and promote reading and writing by connecting teens to local and award-winning authors, whose writing spans across genres and interest levels.
Books and concessions will be available for purchase.
Festival to-do List (for teens):
- Meet all of your favorite or soon-to-be favorite authors
- Have an author autograph your book
- Hang out with your new and old friends and others who enjoy reading
- Purchase books and ATBF t-shirts
- Get your picture taken in our super cool, green screen photo booth
- Enjoy food, drinks, prizes, and other entertainment
Last year we had over 1000 teens in attendance!