SCHEDULE

11:00 - 11:30

Welcome : a few words from our organizers and Danielle Paige.

11:40 - 12:20

"Industry Insiders"

Editors, professors, publicists, booksellers: approaching the industry from another angle.

  • Vikki VanSickle

  • Aimee Friedman

  • Monique Polak

  • Sarah Mlynowski

  • Jo Treggiari

"Playing By Somebody Else's Rules"

Retellings, historical fiction, and established worlds

  • Danielle Paige

  • Sandra Gulland

  • E.K. Johnston

  • Karl Kerschl

"New On The Scene"

Authors with a book or two under their belts talk about breaking into writing and establishing themselves as writers.

  • Nic Stone

  • Gloria Chao

  • S.M. Beiko

  • J.F. Dubeau

Mini Panel: "The Ties That Bind"

All about family relationships in YA.

  • Vicki Grant

  • Brendan Kiely

  • Samira Ahmed

Game Panel: Breakout

  • Adi Alsaid

  • Chantel Guertin

  • Teresa Toten

12:20-1:00

Lunch

1:00 - 1:40

"Tough Stuff"

Racism, bullying, sexual assault, and more - these authors aren't shying away from difficult subject matter.

  • Nic Stone

  • Brendan Kiely

  • Samira Ahmed

  • E.K. Johnston

  • Monique Polak

"Young Love"

They say you never forget your first love!

  • Gloria Chao

  • Sandra Gulland

  • Adi Alsaid

  • Vicki Grant

  • Chantel Guertin

"Far Off Places, Daring Sword Fights, Magic Spells...A Prince in Disguise!"

One of the most popular genres in YA, fantasy worlds come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

  • Danielle Paige

  • Sarah Mlynowski

  • S.M. Beiko

  • Karl Kerschl

Mini Panel: "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"

Stay up all night - with the lights on - with these horror and thriller authors.

  • Teresa Toten

  • Jo Treggiari

  • J.F. Dubeau

Game Panel: TBA

  • Vikki VanSickle

  • Aimee Friedman

1:50 - 2:30

"Crash Course in Adulthood"

Coming of age stories from all kinds of perspectives.

  • E.K. Johnston

  • Vikki VanSickle

  • Vicki Grant

  • Samira Ahmed

  • Gloria Chao

"Uncharted Territory"

Road trips, Euro-Trips - sometimes a change of scenery teaches you more about yourself than you could ever imagine.

  • Sarah Mlynowski

  • Brendan Kiely

  • Adi Alsaid

  • Chantel Guertin

"An Illustration is Worth 1000 Words"

Comic books, graphic novels, web-comics: these authors are knee-deep in visual storytelling.

  • Danielle Paige

  • Karl Kerschl

  • S.M. Beiko

  • J.F. Dubeau

Mini Panel: Teen Queens

These are the girls who rule the school - sometimes literally.

  • Aimee Friedman

  • Teresa Toten

  • Sandra Gulland

Game Panel: Heads Up

  • Nic Stone

  • Monique Polak

  • Jo Treggiari

2:40 - 3:00

Keynote : Nic Stone

3:10 - 4:00

Book signing with all the authors!

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