2019 YALLWEST Schedule

-This schedule is subject to change, so be sure to check back before the festival!-  

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-Vouchers for in-panel ARC Giveaways will be distributed before panels when entering on a first come first serve basis. ARCS will be distributed at the end on the way out-

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-All authors will be signing for one hour (unless wristbanded or otherwise noted)-

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-Limited, wristbanded signings are marked with an asterisk* on the schedule-

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INFORMATION ON SIGNING & WRISTBANDING IS HERE.

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Download the program here.

FRIDAY

6 PM

FIERCE FRIDAY YALLWEST PREVIEW NIGHT  ♥️

6 PM - 8 PM - Santa Monica Public Library

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Join us for a madcap YA library takeover — YALLWEST style! We'll be kicking off the festival weekend with a night of signings, tomfoolery, swag giveaways — and more.

Tomi Adeyemi, Melissa Albert, Marie Miranda Cruz, Somaiya Daud, Susan Dennard, Stephanie Garber, Maurene Goo, Shannon Hale, Danielle L. Jensen, Jay Kristoff, Zara Lisbon, Alex London, Karen M. McManus, Lauren Myracle, Mary E. Pearson, Tiffany Pham, Leila Sales, Victoria/V.E. Schwab, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Melissa Thomson & Claire Kann

Get tickets here

Fierce Friday signing information is here.


SATURDAY

9 AM

FESTIVAL OPENS 🙌 🙌 🙌 

9 AM

Book sales and booths open, line ups start


10 AM

AM KEYNOTE: DEAR DREAMER... ✨

10 AM - Greek Amphitheater

Angie Thomas and Nic Stone

Join New York Times Bestselling authors + good friends Angie Thomas + Nic Stone as they discuss the power of pushing back against disempowering messages from society + embracing who + where you are as a launching off point for where you want to go.

Get tickets here

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With giveawstronays by Underlined!

 

I READ YA BREAKFAST 🍩

10 AM - Scholastic Booth

The most important meal and giveaway of the day — get breakfast and books at the I Read YA booth and meet awesome authors! Scholastic Sponsored Event.

Nafiza Azad, Jennifer Donnelly, Sarah Enni, Sabina Khan, Bill Konigsberg and Sarah Kuhn


11 AM

IF NOBODY DATES IRL, WHY ARE ROMCOMS ON THE RISE? 💕

11 AM - Barnum Hall

What's with the return of the rom-com in an era when fewer teens than ever are dating? Why the interest in fictional dates if teens IRL rarely go on them? Is human-to-human romance overrated?

Mary H. K. Choi, Melissa De La Cruz (moderator), Sarah Dessen, Sandhya Menon, Adam Silvera, Jennifer E. Smith and David Yoon

 

STORYMAKERS: THE WOMEN OF MARVEL 💥💥💥

11 AM - Cafeteria

Join a live recording of the Women of Marvel podcast, hosted by Judy Stephens and Sana Amanat, who will be talking everything from Captain Marvel to Ms. Marvel along with a cast of Marvel comic + novel creators, as well as a few special guests.

Sana Amanat, Lorraine Cink, Sam Maggs, Judy Stephens (moderator), Margaret Stohl, Andrea Towers, Steve Wacker

 

STORYBALL: GRAPHIC NOVEL EDITION 🤣📖

11 AM - Tent

Pseudonymous Bosch, Alexander London + Shane Pangburn write an Interactive Graphic Novel with help from the audience + a few author friends...since they're too lazy to do it alone!

Pseudonymous Bosch, Alex London + Shane Pangburn (hosts), Soman Chainani, Marie Miranda Cruz, Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham and Kat Shepherd

 

SPAAAACE! 👩‍🚀

11 AM - Band Room

Space is a metaphor...unless you're an astronaut. But even then: what are we really writing about when we write about space?

Somaiya Daud (moderator), Amy S. Foster, Jay Kristoff, Cori McCarthy, Lewis Peterson, Veronica Roth and Jon To

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With giveaways by Underlined!

 

YALLWEST JUVENALIA, NOW FEAT. OPEN MIC 🎤🙃

11 AM - Chorus Room

YALL authors share their earliest, worst or funniest attempts at teen fiction + a few of our lucky (or brave!) YALLWEST teen festival-goers can take advantage of our open mic to share a short paragraph of their own embarrassing writing.

Nancy Campbell Allen, Charlotte Nicole Davis, Sara Farizan (moderator), Christine Lynn Herman, Emiko Jean, Jill Scharr and Melissa Thomson

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+ARC GIVEAWAY! 25 copies each of PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING by Randy Ribay, THE ART OF BREAKING THINGS by Laura Sibson, WE WALKED THE SKY by Lisa Fiedler, VIRTUE OF SIN by Shannon Schuren, and DOWNSTAIRS GIRL by Stacey Lee- sponsored by Penguin Teen.

 

I'LL TAKE QUIDDITCH FOR $500: A FAN GAME SHOW 🎉

11 AM - Gallery

Can you list every Hogwarts professor by magical subject? Identify your favorite YA classic by its main character? Test your knowledge in this bookish game show, competing head-to-head with Ransom Riggs (A Map of Days), Tahereh Mafi (Whichwood), Holly Goldberg Sloan (To Night Owl From Dogfish) and Karen M. McManus (Two Can Keep a Secret) in categories like "Expecto Patronum,” "From Book to Screen," and more, using audio clips from popular audiobooks. Beloved YA audiobook narrator Jorjeana Marie will host, selecting a few lucky audience members to compete onstage as contestants alongside the authors!st your bookish knowledge and compete head-to-head with fellow fans and bestselling PRH authors. Listening Library Sponsored Event.

Holly Goldberg Sloan, Tahereh Mafi, Karen M. McManus and Ransom Riggs

 

SIGNING

11 AM - Innovation Quad

Ally Condie

Jennifer Donnelly

A.G. Howard

Robin LaFevers

Natasha Ngan

Lauren Oliver

Brendan Reichs

Erika L. Sánchez

Nic Stone

Kiersten White

Nicola Yoon*


12 PM

OUR FAVE VILLAINS (+ THE BAD GUYS THEY WRITE ABOUT) 🌚🌝

12 PM - Barnum Hall

If heroes are defined by the villains they face, who defines the villains?

Pseudonymous Bosch, Alexandra Bracken (moderator), Soman Chainani, Ally Condie, Tahereh Mafi, Karen M. McManus and Ransom Riggs

 

YALLWEST AMA: BASKETCASES EDITION 💙💛💙💛

12 PM - Cafeteria

Ask Me Anything style panel with some of the bestselling + most acclaimed authors you know, who also struggle with anxiety, depression, adhd + human brain suckage. Every day is a struggle for everyone, fellow humans.

Charles Beacham, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Bill Konigsberg, Mallory Schleif, Victoria/V.E. Schwab, Margaret Stohl (moderator), Andrea Towers and Kiersten White

 

DIY STORYMAKERS: HOW TO ACTUALLY WRITE A COMIC, THE DC WAY 💫

12 PM - Tent

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Creators + creative execs from DC Comics talk practical tips for sequential storytelling in comics + graphic novels. Teen creators, artists and writers are encouraged to share a favorite idea or to ask for help with what you're stuck on. DC Sponsored Event.

Marguerite Bennett, Gwenda Bond, Melissa de la Cruz, Shannon Hale, Lauren Myracle, and Danielle Paige (moderator)

 

INTERWEBZ 📱🌀💻

12 PM - Band Room

How do you translate an online life to an book IRL? How does following a story through cyber space change it's trajectory? Who does a character become when they log on?

Mary H.K. Choi, Audrey Coulthurst, Paula Garner, Zara Lisbon, Katy Loutzenhiser (moderator) and Leila Sales

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+ARC GIVEAWAY! 100 copies of PERMANENT RECORD by Mary H. K. Choi- sponsored by Riveted.

 

MILES, CAROL, T'CHALLA, AND...? ⁉️

12 PM - Chorus Room

Let's talk future heroes -- the ones we want, the ones we need, the ones soon coming our way, thanks to the writers who shape the future of the hero's journey.

Raphael Draccon, Cookie Everman, Sarah Kuhn, C.B. Lee (moderator), Tochi Onyebuchi, Randy Ribay and F.C. Yee

 

WRITING ROYALS 👑👑👑

12 PM - Gallery

Once upon a Royal -- it's the oldest story in the book and yet it somehow never gets old. Why is that?

Ellen Goodlett, A.G. Howard, Emiko Jean, Makiia Lucier, Maya Motayne (moderator), Crystal Smith and Mimi Yu

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+ARC GIVEAWAY! 125 copies of SONG OF ABYSS by Makiia Lucier- sponsored by HMH Teen.

 

THE FRANKLY IN LOVE FOOD TRUCK 🚐❤️🌮

12 PM - Barnum Lot

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Kogi Truck & ARC giveaway with David Yoon. Penguin Teen Sponsored Event.

 

SIGNING

12 PM - Innovation Quad

Nancy Campbell Allen

Lorraine Cink

Marie Miranda Cruz

Charlotte Nicole Davis

Susan Dennard

Sarah Enni

Sara Farizan

Amy S. Foster

Christine Lynn Herman

Sam Maggs

Sandhya Menon

Veronica Roth*

Kat Shepherd

Melissa Thomson

 

12 PM - Comics Area

Sana Amanat


1 PM

STRONGER 💪

1 PM - Barnum Hall

It's the year of the female superhero + yet festivals still have panels called "Strong Female Characters." When can women just be characters? When can women writers just be writers? Do women have to be a different kind of strong then men? Do they have to be a different kind of writer?

Somaiya Daud, Shannon Hale, Natasha Ngan, Busy Phillips, Erika L. Sánchez, Margaret Stohl (moderator) and Angie Thomas

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+With giveaways by Underlined!

 

MG KEYNOTE: KATHERINE + HOLLY DROP TRUTHS 🌟🌟

1 PM - Greek Amphitheater

Katherine Applegate and Holly Goldberg Sloan

From pop culture to literary fame, Middle Grade all-stars, Katherine Applegate + Holly Goldberg Sloan explain the secret to connecting with young audiences (+ hope to make you laugh along the way).

Get tickets here

 

SIBLINGS, WITH OR WITHOUT RIVALRIES 👯‍♀️

1 PM - Cafeteria

Not every love story is a romance. Some of the most powerful bonds in YA belong to siblings.

Tomi Adeyemi, Amy Ephron, Laure Eve, Stephanie Garber, Ellen Goodlett, Alex London (moderator), Alyson Noël and Mimi Yu

 

DIY STORYMAKERS: HOW TO MAKE THE NEXT FORTNITE 🕹🎮

1 PM - Tent

Building a mega hit or meta fandom doesn't happen just by accident. Game industry veterans offer practical tips for creating meaningful worlds, factions, heroes and communities -- all starring players -- beyond the latest Fortnite dance. Teen creators are encouraged to share a favorite idea or to ask for help with something you're stuck on.

Charles Beacham, M.E. Chung, Cameron Lee, Sam Maggs, Adam Miller, Mallory Schleif, Dave Stohl (moderator) and Luke Timmins

 

IF WE READ TO ESCAPE REALITY WHY WRITE ABOUT IT? 🌞

1 PM - Chorus Room

Sometimes the real worlds are the hardest ones to build. Why do we do it, and why does it matter?

Alexis Bass, Brandy Colbert, Maurene Goo, Spencer Hyde, Bill Konigsberg, Gretchen McNeil (moderator) and Nicola Yoon

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With giveaways by Underlined!

 

STRANGER DANGER, KILLER CHARACTERS 🔪

1 PM - Gallery

Thieves, hunters, assassin nuns + spies. How do writers build danger into fictional worlds + why do readers crave it?

Jessica Brody (moderator), Charlotte Nicole Davis, Danielle L. Jensen, Robin LaFevers, Maya Motayne, Mary E. Pearson and Christine Thompson

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+ARC GIVEAWAY! 100 copies of THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS by Charlotte Nicole Davis- sponsored by Tor Teen.

 

THE FRANKLY IN LOVE FOOD TRUCK 🚐❤️🌮

1 PM - Barnum Lot

Kogi Truck & ARC giveaway. Penguin Teen Sponsored Event.

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#MALEC MEETUP

1 PM - Camp YALLWEST

Riveted Sponsored Event.

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SIGNINGS

1 PM - Innovation Quad

Nafiza Azad

Amy Rose Capetta

Melissa de la Cruz

Sarah Dessen*

Zara Lisbon

Katy Loutzenhiser

Makiia Lucier

Tahereh Mafi*

Cori McCarthy

Tochi Onyebuchi

Randy Ribay

Leila Sales

Adam Silvera*

Jennifer E. Smith

F.C. Yee

David Yoon

1pm - Comics Area

Marguerite Bennett


2 PM

 

MECHANICS OF MAGIC + POWER 🔮🔌

2 PM - Barnum Hall

Magic systems and (super) power grids are the engines for SFF. Seven expert engineers lift the hood to show us how their own magic machines-- involving everything from Infinity Stones to the magical geography of alt Londons-- have actually worked.

Tomi Adeyemi, Susan Dennard (moderator), Jennifer Donnelly, Gerry Duggan, Alex London, Victoria/V.E. Schwab and Kiersten White

 

FLIGHTS OF FANTASY, GROUNDED IN REALITY 🦅

2 PM - Cafeteria

A fantasy can be so real you will weep over it. What's the emotional alchemy that allows us to care for fictional worlds and characters? How do these seven gifted authors do it?

Melissa Albert, Alexandra Bracken, Ally Condie (moderator), Melissa de la Cruz, Ransom Riggs, Lilliam Rivera and Lauren Shippen

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+ARC GIVEAWAY! 100 copies of THE INFINITE NOISE by Lauren Shippen- sponsored by Tor Teen.

 

DIY STORYMAKERS: HOW TO UP YOUR COSPLAY GAME, YOUTUBE CHANNEL, WEBCOMIC OR FANDOM LIFE 👍

2 PM - Tent

From Captain Marvel cosplays, youtube Marvel Minutes, Dinosaur Comics and a YA podcast to nerd girl guides and superhero speak -- we've got all the expertise you need to up your fandom game. Teens creators are encouraged to share a favorite fandom idea or to ask for help with something you're stuck on.

Lorraine Cink, Sarah Enni, Sam Maggs (moderator), Ryan North, Judy Stephens, Andrea Towers and F.C. Yee

 

IS GETTING INTO COLLEGE WORTH GOING TO JAIL? 🔑

2 PM - Band Room

Does it matter where you go to college if your goal is to be a web influencer? What about a writer or an artist? How do the doors open for creators? Writers and readers swap stories and drop truths.

Amy Ephron, Sabina Khan, Alyson Noël, Lewis Peterson (moderator) and Tiffany Pham

 

THE BESTSELLER PROBLEM 📚❓

2 PM - Chorus Room

What matters to a writer, and to a reader? Is it rankings and reviews, followers and friends? How can we better navigate creative life in a top ten culture? (10/10. Would recommend this panel.)

Dr. Rob Bittner (moderator), Brittany Cavallaro, C.B. Lee, Mindy McGinnis, Lauren Myracle and Nic Stone

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+ARC GIVEAWAY! 50 copies of I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE by Kristina Forest and 50 copies of SYMPTOMS OF A HEARTBREAK by Sona Charaipotra- sponsored by Fierce Reads.

 

PATHS TO PUBLICATION 📖

2 PM - Gallery

How did we get there from here? How can you get here too? YA authors talk about their journey to publication, from rejection to acceptance to victory -- with an emphasis on practical tips and good advice for teen creators.

Alexa Donne, Stephanie Garber (moderator), Sarah Kuhn, Sandhya Menon, Natasha Ngan, Peter Stone and David Yoon

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+ARC GIVEAWAY! 96 copies of BRAVE THE PAGE (the official NaNoWriMo handbook)- sponsored by Penguin Teen.

 

UNDERLINED CAMP 🏕

2 PM - Main Quad

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Underlined Sponsored Event.

Karen M. McManus, Jay Kristoff, Erika L. Sánchez and Nicola Yoon

 

THE REST OF THE STORY ICE CREAM TRUCK 🍦

2 PM - Barnum Lot

Grab a scoop of Van Leeuwen ice cream along with a signed ARC of Sarah Dessen’s latest novel, The Rest of the Story! Epic Reads Sponsored Event.

 

SIGNING

2 PM - Innovation Quad

Alexis Bass

Pseudonymous Bosch

Soman Chainani*

e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

Audrey Coulthurst

Somaiya Daud

Paula Garner

Danielle L. Jensen

Gretchen McNeil

Abdi Nazemian

Busy Philipps*

Angie Thomas*


3 PM

SCI FI VS FANTASY 🔬⚔️

3 PM - Barnum Hall

Light saber or Excalibur? Sandworm or Basilisk? Starship Enterprise or Howl's Moving Castle? Time to take a side; readers and writers, throw down and face off.

Melissa Albert, Nafiza Azad, Jay Kristoff, Robin LaFevers, Tochi Onyebuchi, Brendan Reichs and Veronica Roth (moderator)

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+ARC GIVEAWAY! 100 copies of THE TENTH GIRL by Sara Faring- sponsored by Fierce Reads.

 

YALLWEST AMA: LGBTQIA+ EDITION ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

3 PM - Cafeteria

Some of your fave LGBTQIA+ authors come together to answer your questions about identity, coming out, supporting your LGBTQIA+ friends and family, and more!

e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Sara Farizan, Christine Lynn Herman, Bill Konigsberg, Cori McCarthy, Abdi Nazemian, Kat Shepherd, Adam Silvera, Nic Stone, Rosiee Thor, and Andrea Towers

 

STORYMAKERS: ENDGAME, THE FANDOM FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT 🎥

3 PM - Tent

From games to streaming content to books and comics, how wills fans and creators shape the future of content.

Sana Amanat, John August, Andy Doyle, Gerry Duggan, Holly Goldberg Sloan, Eric Hirshberg, Lauren Oliver, Steve Wacker (moderator), Sally Willcox and Dottie Zicklin

 

SAVING ZOE FILM EVENT ‼️

3 PM - Band Room

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Blue Fox Entertainment Sponsored Event

Alyson Noël, Vanessa Marano and Laura Marano

Blue Fox Entertainment presents a panel to present their new film SAVING ZOË, based on the novel by Alyson Noël.  The panel will feature a discussion with author Alyson Noel, and the stars of the film Vanessa Marano and Laura Marano, who also produced the film.  Panel attendees will also get to see the world premiere of the trailer for the film, live at the event! 

Saving Zoë follows Echo a year after her older sister's murder, and she is still far from being alright. One day, she receives an unlikely gift from Zoë's old boyfriend: her diary. She is hesitant, but can't put it down after she gets caught up in Zoë's secret life.

*SIGNING WITH ALYSON, VANESSA AND LAURA TO FOLLOW OUTSIDE THE BAND ROOM

 

STREAMING STORIES, CONVERGENT CONTENT: WELCOME TO THE SPIDERVERSE 🕸

3 PM - Chorus Room

When every book is a movie, every game is a livestream and every comic is a potential MCU, how do we think about fictional universes? What new opportunities does media convergence mean for creators + consumers?

Jessica Brody, Amy Rose Capetta, Brittany Cavallaro, Jennifer Donnelly, Zara Lisbon, Danielle Paige and Kiersten White (moderator)

 

WRITING BRAIN DIFFERENCE 🧠

3 PM - Gallery

Writers have a way of finding the most unique character and pushing on their cracks to open up into a whole story. How do "cracked" characters connect cracked writers with cracked readers? Really, are there any un-different brains?

Brandy Colbert (moderator), Spencer Hyde, Mindy McGinnis, Matt Mendez, Leila Sales, Lauren Shippen, Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner

 

TOR Teen POPSICLE PICNIC ⚡️

3 PM - Camp YALLWEST

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A book nerd picnic not to be missed! Join Tor Teen for an afternoon of sweet treats and awesome giveaways. All attendees will receive free popsicles, flower crowns, and a gift bag filled with 3 ARCs of our big upcoming FA19 titles. 

*Event will be limited to 50 attendees.Tickets will be distributed Saturday morning at 10am at Camp YallWest. Tor Sponsored Event

Special guest authors to attend: Susan Dennard , Charlotte Nicole Davis , Danielle L. Jensen , Alexis Bass, Marie Miranda Cruz

 

THE REST OF THE STORY ICE CREAM TRUCK 🍦

3 PM - Barnum Lot

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Grab a scoop of Van Leeuwen ice cream along with a signed ARC of Sarah Dessen’s latest novel, The Rest of the Story! Epic Reads Sponsored Event.

 

SIGNING

3 PM - Innovation Quad

Katherine Applegate*

Mary H.K. Choi

Ava Dash

Alexa Donne

Laure Eve

Ellen Goodlett

Emiko Jean

Sabina Khan

C.B. Lee

Maya Motayne

Mary E. Pearson

Ransom Riggs*

Rachel Roy

Crystal Smith

 

3 PM - Comics Area

Sarah Kuhn

Lauren Myracle


4 PM

PM KEYNOTE: THE WORLD IS YOURS 🌎

4 PM - Barnum Hall

Victoria/V.E. Schwab & Lilliam Rivera

V.E. Schwab and Lilliam Rivera on creating vibrant worlds and fierce female characters

Get Tickets here!

 

MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES 🕵🏾‍♀️🕵️‍♂️

4 PM - Cafeteria

Suspense, mystery, & whodunits: How do these writers keep you guessing and turning the page?

Alexis Bass, Gwenda Bond, Sara Farizan, Karen M. McManus, Matthew Modine, Gretchen McNeil, Lauren Oliver and Peter Stone (moderator)

 

DIY STORYMAKERS: HOW TO WRITE YOUR NOVEL ✏️💛

4 PM - Tent

Everybody does it differently, but we all have our trade secrets (tm). Teen writers and artists are encouraged to share and brainstorm with some of the best in the biz.

Pseudonymous Bosch, Soman Chainani, Maurene Goo, Bill Konigsberg, Robin LaFevers, Ryan North and Brendan Reichs (moderator)

 

DAY JOB VS DREAM JOB? 💵

4 PM - Band Room

Writing full time or part time, how do you balance work and dreams?

Ava Dash, Matt Mendez, Adam Miller, Abdi Nazemian (moderator), Rachel Roy and Christine Thompson

 

GENERATIONAL WAR 👶👴

4 PM - Chorus Room

Gen X vs Millenials vs Gen Z: How do we make our stories universal to young and old?

Marie Miranda Cruz, Danielle L. Jensen, Makiia Lucier, Jennifer E. Smith (moderator), Kat Shepherd and Melissa Thomson

 

ONLY GIRL IN THE ROOM 🌟

4 PM - Gallery

From Girl game director to queer comics creator and everything in between. The thing about paving the way is you never get to walk on the pavement. Come trade war stories.

Marguerite Bennett, M.E. Chung, Amy S. Foster, Sam Maggs (moderator), Carolina Munhoz, and Tiffany Pham

 

MIDNIGHT BEAUTIES: GOBLIN TEA PARTY ☕️

4 PM - Camp YALLWEST

HMHteen Sponsored Event; Music, free Iced tea and Midnight Beauties ARC giveaway

 

THE REST OF THE STORY ICE CREAM TRUCK🍦

4 PM - Barnum Lot

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Grab a scoop of Van Leeuwen ice cream along with a signed ARC of Sarah Dessen’s latest novel, The Rest of the Story! Epic Reads Sponsored Event.

 

SIGNING

4 PM - Innovation Quad

Tomi Adeyemi*

Alexandra Bracken

Jessica Brody

Brandy Colbert

Amy Ephron

Stephanie Garber*

Shannon Hale

Jay Kristoff*

Alex London

LeUyen Pham

Lauren Shippen

Mimi Yu

4 PM - Comics Area

Danielle Paige

Steve Wacker


5 PM

HERE. NOW. (AMERICAN STORIES) 🇺🇸

5 PM - Cafeteria

Who lives who dies who tells our story?

e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Cookie Everman (moderator), Sabina Khan, Tahereh Mafi, Abdi Nazemian and Erika L. Sánchez

 

THAT TIME I SUCKED 🤦‍♀️

5 PM - Band Room

Stumbling blocks on the way to success and how to over come them, "inner haters" and how they defeat them. Everyone feels like they suck sometimes-- it's how you bounce back that matters.

Susan Dennard, Sarah Dessen, Alexa Donne, Sarah Enni (moderator), Katy Loutzenhiser, LeUyen Pham and Randy Ribay

 

HOPE IN A HOPELESS WORLD ⛅️

5 PM - Chorus Room

Sometimes things seem hopeless, in our lives and in the world. What does hope look like now? For future generations? How do you create hope with writing?

Nafiza Azad, Nancy Campbell Allen, Laure Eve (moderator), Christine Lynn Herman, A.G. Howard, Mary E. Pearson and Crystal Smith

 

CO-WRITING AND COLLABORATION 👯‍♂️

5 PM - Gallery

Good cop and bad cop. Plotter and pantser. Drafter and polish specialist. How do these creative teams make it work?

Amy Rose Capetta, Ava Dash, Cori McCarthy, Shane Pangburn (moderator), Rachel Roy, Jill Scharr and Adam Silvera

 

SIGNING

5 PM - Innovation Quad

Melissa Albert

Brittany Cavallaro

Maurene Goo

Spencer Hyde

Bill Konigsberg

Mindy McGinnis

Karen M. McManus*

Matt Mendez

Tiffany Pham

Lilliam Rivera

Victoria/V.E. Schwab*

Peter Stone

5 PM - Comics Area

Gwenda Bond & Matthew Modine

Ryan North

Margaret Stohl

Andrea Towers


6 PM

THE 5TH ANNUAL YALLWEST SMACKDOWN: CAMPFIRE EDITION 🔥🔥🔥

6 PM - Barnum Hall

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Join CAMP YALLWEST Counselors Sarah Enni, Maurene Goo and Abdi Nazemian for the end-of-summer (YALLWEST) campfire. There will be games, musical numbers, hijinks, giveaways and more with your favorite authors, our Teen Ambassadors, + some lucky audience members!

Get Tickets here! Presented by Disney. 

 


SIGNING RULES

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-Limited, wristbanded signings are marked with an asterisk* on the schedule.-

-Wristbands will be distributed one hour before a wristbanded signing. (EXCEPT FOR VICTORIA/V.E. SCHWAB WRISTBANDS WHICH WILL BE HANDED OUT AT 3PM)-

-Queues for receiving wristbands can start 45 minutes prior to that distribution.-

-Wristbands will be distributed at a designated table near the Information Booth at the entrance of the Signing Area.-

-Those who receive wristbands can start lining up 30 minutes before signing time.-

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For non-wristbanded signings:

 -Lining up can start 20 minutes before signing time.-

-Limit 3 books per trip through line unless otherwise indicated by the author and YALLWEST volunteers.-

 

Specific Wristbanded Signing Restrictions are as follows:

 

Tomi Adeyemi

No Personalizations

Candid Photos only

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Katherine Applegate

3 Book Limit

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Soman Chainani

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Sarah Dessen

3 Book Limit

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Stephanie Garber

3 Book Limit

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Jay Kristoff

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Tahereh Mafi

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Karen M. McManus

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Busy Philipps

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Ransom Riggs

3 Book Limit

1 Personalization

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Veronica Roth

Candid Photos Only

3 Book Limit

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Victoria/V.E. Schwab

WRISTBANDS WILL BE HANDED OUT AT 3PM

4 Book Limit

1 Personalization

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Adam Silvera

4 Book Limit

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Angie Thomas

3 Book Limit

1 Personalizations

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Nicola Yoon

FIERCE FRIDAY SIGNING INFORMATION

Check in will begin for ticketed guests in the line outside the library beginning at 3:30pm.

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Wristbanding for all authors begins at 4:00pm.

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Ticketed guests may select one author wristband per hour, until wristbands are depleted for any particular author.

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Wristbands guarantee a signature, but you are welcome to get in other authors' lines time permitting.

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Three item limit for signings- you can get back in line to get more signed.

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