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Schedule

Official Event Schedule
March 30, 2019
Marshall High School

 

 

8:30-9:45 AM – Writing Workshops (Tickets Required, see below)
9:00 AM – Doors Open
9:30 AM – Intro

 

9:45-10:25 AM
Main Panel: “Stand Up & Stand Out”
Characters who stand out in the crowd and stand up for what they believe in.
• Sara Biren
• Olivia Hinebaugh
• Mark Oshiro
• Emily X.R. Pan
• Ben Philippe

 

Mini Panel: “Do You Believe in Magic?” (A Stage)
Magic comes in many forms—from balloons, to flappers, to power hungry oligarchs—and these tales of magic and its consequences are sure to make you a believer.
• Libba Bray
• Cinda Williams Chima
• Dhonielle Clayton
• Katherine Locke

 

Game Panel: Password (B Stage)
• Jennifer Armentrout
• L.L. McKinney
• Kristen Simmons

• Mia García

 

10:35 – 11:15 AM
Main Panel: “Lean on Me”
Life is hard, but good friends make it a little easier to handle the rough patches. Sometimes that friendship turns into something more…
• Mia García
• Kevin Panetta
• Carmen Rodrigues
• Nic Stone
• Jeff Zentner

 

Mini Panel: “thank u, next” (A Stage)
These books are the first in a series. When you turn that last page, you won’t want to wait to dive into the next installment!
• Jennifer Armentrout
• Tracy Banghart
• Heidi Heilig
• L.L. McKinney

 

Mini Panel: “Delicate” (B Stage)
Balancing new romance with high pressure is never easy, but these teens are determined to have it all.
• Christina June
• Ariel Kaplan
• Katy Upperman

 

11:25-11:55 AM
Spotlight Panel (Auditorium): Dhonielle Clayton in conversation with Nic Stone

 

Mini Panel: “Points of View” (A Stage)
It’s easier to see the full picture when you can see it from multiple points of view, like these stories with various narrative perspectives.
• E.K. Johnston
• Alex London
• Mia García

 

Breakout Sessions
• C Stage, Room #312: Libba Bray
• Room #A114: Jennifer Armentrout & Heidi Heilig
• Room #D101: Tracy Banghart & Sara Biren
• Room #D102: Ben Philippe & Kevin Panetta
• Room #D103: Carmen Rodriques & Mark Oshiro
• Room #D104: Robin Talley & Jeff Zentner
• Room #D105: Cinda Williams Chima & Emily X.R. Pan
• Room #D106: Olivia Hinebaugh & Katy Upperman
• Room #D107: Katherine Locke & Kristen Simmons

12:00 – 12:30 PM – LUNCH

 

Taboo with Limited Appearance Authors (Auditorium): Anna Bright, L.M. Elliott, Christina June, Ariel Kaplan, Sarah Glenn Marsh, Lisa Maxwell, Lindsay Smith, Jessica Spotswood & Katy Upperman

 

12:40 – 1:20 PM
Main Panel: “Journey to the Past”
From 1920s Manhattan to 1988 East Berlin, these books take us back in time and across the globe.
• Libba Bray
• Katherine Locke
• Robin Talley

 

Game Panel: The Dating Game (A Stage)
• Sara Biren
• Heidi Heilig
• Ben Philippe

 

Mini Panel: “Family Affair” (B Stage)
Parental relationships can be complicated, whether it’s understanding their demons, or convincing them to let you follow your own path instead of their vision for their child.
• Emily X.R. Pan
• Kevin Panetta
• Jeff Zentner

 

1:30 – 2:10 PM
Main Panel: “Revolution”
Politics and palace intrigue, rebellion and revolution: these characters must navigate the unsteady waters of political unrest and power struggles.
• Tracy Banghart
• Cinda Williams Chima
• Dhonielle Clayton
• Heidi Heilig
• Alex London

 

Game Panel: Smash The Buzzer (A Stage)
• Libba Bray
• Sarah Glenn Marsh
• Mark Oshiro

• Nic Stone

• Jeff Zentner

 

Mini Panel: “Any Other World” (B Stage)
These books have a strong sense of place and time. Come hear from the authors as they discuss crafting the setting of a book.
• L.M. Elliott
• E.K. Johnston
• Lindsay Smith
• Jessica Spotswood

 

2:20 – 3:00 PM
Mini Panel: Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft (A Stage)
Editor Jessica Spotswood and two contributing authors share their short stories of historical ladies and witchcraft from this spooky anthology.
• Jessica Spotswood
• Lindsay Smith
• Robin Talley

 

Mini Panel: “Build Me Up, Buttercup” (B Stage)
From idea to conception, these authors discuss the journey of building powerful worlds.
• Anna Bright
• Sarah Glenn Marsh

 

Breakout Sessions:
• C Stage, Room #312: Dhonielle Clayton & Alex London
• Room #A114: E.K. Johnston & Kristen Simmons
• Room #D101: L.M. Elliott & Ariel Kaplan
• Room #D102: Cinda Williams Chima & L.L. McKinney
• Room #D103: Sara Biren, Olivia Hinebaugh & Carmen Rodrigues
• Room #D104: Mia García & Kevin Panetta
• Room #D105: Christina June & Katherine Locke
• Room #D106: Emily X.R. Pan & Nic Stone

 

3:10 – 3:50 PM
Main Panel: “Girls Run the World”
Ladies get stuff done! These books all feature strong female main characters who arekicking butt and taking names.
• Jennifer Armentrout

• E.K. Johnston
• L.L. McKinney
• Kristen Simmons

 

Game Panel: Mad Libs (A Stage)
• Tracy Banghart
• Alex London
• Carmen Rodrigues
• Robin Talley

 

Mini Panel: “Let’s Get It Started” (B Stage)
These authors share their experiences as debut authors.
• Olivia Hinebaugh
• Mark Oshiro
• Ben Philippe

 

4:00-5:00 PM – Keynote from Libba Bray
*signing to follow in cafeteria

 

Main Panels, Spotlight and Keynote are all in Auditorium
A Stage: Room C113
B Stage: Room C114
C Stage: Choir Room, #312

Are you a writer? Or, do you have dreams of being a published author but don’t know where to begin? Get your free ticket to one of these pre-festival workshops, to be held the morning of the festival.

Turning Real Life into Narrative Fiction, hosted by L.M. Elliott

First Words (for Teens only!), hosted by Christina June