The Here. The Now. And the Books!: Austin Teen Book Festival…AGAIN!!!! WOO!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Austin Teen Book Festival…AGAIN!!!! WOO!

I am so so so so ready for this festival again.

It takes place in Austin, TX (One of my favorite places, actually! I wouldn’t mind moving there!).
There are some FLIPPIN’ awesome authors.
FRIENDS! Love meeting Twitter/Blogger Peeps!
But this is my random babbling…here’s pretty much all the info. You should totally drive/fly out. You’ll want to once you see the author line-up!

About the Festival:

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Westlake High School

4100 Westbank Drive

Austin, TX 78746

Keynote Author: Ellen Hopkins

Panels & Authors:

  • The Dastardly Daydreamers: Fantasy – Melissa de la Cruz, Kiersten White, Sophie Jordan, Nancy Werlin, & Alexandra Adornetto
  • The Mustache Twirlers: Evil Machinations – James Dashner, Pam Bachorz, S.A. Bodeen, Catherine Jinks, Ally Carter
  • The Boundary Breakers: Realistic/Edgy Fiction – Ellen Hopkins, Kenneth Oppel, Susane Colasanti, and Jon Skovron

Mission: Fostering a community effort to celebrate and promote reading by connecting teens to local and award-winning authors, whose writing spans across genres and interest levels.

The festival is free and open to anyone. Seating preference will be given to teens at the author sessions.

Books and concessions will be available for purchase.

Goals of the Festival:

  • Have fun!
  • Connect teen readers to local and award-winning authors
  • Encourage interaction between aspiring writers and established authors
  • Bring together teens who enjoy reading and to encourage struggling readers
  • Support, promote, and celebrate recreational teen reading
  • Promote life-long reading

Festival to-do List (for teens):

  • Meet all of your favorite or soon-to-be favorite authors
  • Listen to music by local teen bands
  • 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 photo booth

  • Ellen Hopkins is our key-note speaker. Attendees will want to get here on time to hear her presentation. She is amazing!
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to each panel of authors.
  • Books will be sold throughout the day so bring cash or cc to purchase books. You will want to get them signed at the end of the day!
  • Pizza slices and drinks will be sold at lunch for $1/each. Amy’s ice cream will also be sold (range $3-$5). So please bring extra cash for concessions.
  • Authors will be signing books at the end of the day. Most are good about taking pictures with attendees.
  • Local teen bands will be performing at lunch and during the book signing
  • The UT/OU game will be televised throughout the day so that no one has to miss the game
  • We will have a professional photo booth set up during the day for students to take pictures with their friends. This is free! ( – to see how it all works)


ELLEN HOPKINS! Melissa De La Cruz! James Dashner! Pam Bachorz! Nancy Werlin! Alexandra Adornetto! Sophie Jordan! Kiersten White! More! I am SO excited. And last year…Egmont supplied a GENEROUS amount of ARCs…just sayin’. 😉

If you want a little more in details info, where to go, schedule, sponsors, names of groups and bands, etc. go to the website:

Will you be coming?!?! Tell me!!! (One with red hair…that’s me. It’s curly. I’ll be bouncy. And smiling…)


Stephanie said…

Yay! See you there! 🙂

pambachorz said…

Can't wait too!

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