Romance and relationships take on countless shapes and forms. Whether it’s an inter-office romance, living on the edge when nothing seems to matter, or striving for love when you’re feeling hopeless, these authors know how to tug at our heart strings.
Moderator: Erin Gross (Fangirlish)
Panelists: Kami Garcia, Christina Lauren, & Colleen Hoover
Fierce Reads is hosting 50 lucky fans to attend an exclusive breakfast featuring some of BookCon’s brightest stars! Each fan will receive a special edition t-shirt signed by all participating authors and books will be available for purchase. Enter to win a ticket here!
Both a BookCon Ticket and Fierce Reads Author Breakfast ticket are required to attend. Light breakfast will be served.
Participating Authors: Kami Garcia, Marissa Meyer, Tomi Adeyemi, Stephanie Garber & Susan Dennard
Mingle with your favorite YA authors and fellow readers and pick up a goody bag filled with books and other fun swag. Be one of the first 500 teens to register and receive one of these swag bags! http://bit.ly/2mI4drD
Location: International Ballroom/LL1, International Tower
Today’s young adult novelists aren’t afraid to share their passion for the things they love. Whether they geek out over graphic novels or anime, their favorite TV show, video game, or SHIP, we love authors who are proud of their fandoms. Join this impressive group of YA authors and celebrate the books, shows, movies, and fandoms they love!
Location: International Tower/LL2, Embassy A-B
Moderator: Rachel Davidson Leigh
Panelists: Kami Garcia, Renée Ahdieh, Cora Carmack, Jenny Han, Danielle Paige, Anna Todd
Join Fierce Reads and Swoon Reads for the *sweetest* event at RT. Chat books with fellow YA lovers, hang out and color (!) in your exclusive book quotes coloring book, and feed your sweet tooth at our candy bar!
Location: LL1/Ballroom Level, Regency V
Appearing: Kami Garcia, Erin Beaty, Jenny Moyer, Jenn P. Nguyen, Kristen Orlando, Mary E. Pearson, Danika Stone
Kami Garcia will be signing at the Giant Book Fair from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
YA readers know there’s nothing better than a good love story. From Bella and Edward to Katniss, Peeta, and Gale, they root for the couples they love. But fans often disagree about the way romance should play out on the page—especially if the romances in question involve love triangles, instalove, and sex (or no sex). Are love triangles dead? Is there a universal definition of instalove? How much sex is “too” much on the page? We have assembled a panel of YA authors who write great love stories to find out what they think, and if they agree!
Location: LL3/Conference/Industry Level, Spring
Moderator: Danielle Paige
Panelists: Kami Garcia, Kiera Cass, Abbi Glines, Jenny Han, Emery Lord, Katie McGarry, Sara Shepard
Grab your jammies and join your favorite YA authors for some spooky, silly fun and games! Enjoy time-honored slumber party favorites like Truth or Dare, Boy Meets Girl, Skittles and Books and Secrets, and create your very own spooky mad lib story. Snacks, swag, and prizes abound — and the best freaky, funny, and/or fantastic slippers win!
Location: LL2/Exhibit/Reader Level, Hanover F-G
Grand Hosts: Kami Garcia, Lea Nolan
Hosts: Marlo Berliner, Patty Blount, Lucy D. Briand, Elizabeth Briggs, Lisa Brown Roberts, Erica Cameron, Erica M. Chapman, Rachel Davidson Leigh, Brenda Drake, Pintip Dunn, Anne Eliot, Julia Ember, Rebekah R. Ganiere, Kimberley Griffiths Little (AKA: Kimberley Montpetit), Jeanne Hardt, Amalie Howard, Evelyn Lederman, CB Lee, Jenna Lincoln, Marie Marquardt, CM McCoy (AKA: Colleen Oefelein), Jodi Meadows, Jenny Moyer, L.H. Nicole, Shaila Patel, Kristina Pérez (AKA: K.K. Pérez), Crystal Perkins, Kathryn Purdie, Roxanna Rose (AKA: Rose Summers), Jessica, Ruddick (AKA: Jessica Linden), Ginger Scott, Kristin Smith, Erin Summerill, Gracie Wilson, Darcy Woods, Sara York
The grand finale, starring your favorite authors.
Location: Barnum Hall
Location: Centennial Quad