Once Upon A Time in Fantasy Lit . . . 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Room: 1A17 HCCB Featured Authors: Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil series; Bennett Madison, September Girls Post-Panel Signing: Table 21, 1:30 pm
In a panel that’s a witches’ brew of magic, there is one truth to be learned: don’t let that wicked little pixie Tinker Bell fool you. Fairies are damn scary.

All Things YA 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Room: 1A17
Looking for the next big trend in young adult lit? Find out what seven publishing tastemakers have to say about all things YA and get the insider scoop on what they’re working on!

“We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty”: A discussion of heroes and heroines in science fiction 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Room: 1A17 HCCB Featured Authors: Mindee Arnett, Avalon; Robison Wells, Blackout Post-Panel Signing: Table 21, 2:30 pm
Years from now, when Earth has been destroyed by plague, aliens, or general human negligence, who will be around to race through space and time to wrest mankind from the brink of ultimate destruction? Join Kass Morgan, Cristin Terrill, Phoebe North, Robison Wells, Mindee Arnett, and Adam Sternbergh in a discussion with Ali Kokmen about how doomed delinquents, rebels, refugees, teenage mercenaries, garbage men—turned-hitmen, and time travelers have become humanity’s last hope.

Kill or Be Killed: Crafting a Powerful Female Protagonist 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Room: 1A17 HCCB Featured Authors: Amelia Kahaney, The Brokenhearted; Lauren Oliver, Delirium trilogy; Danielle Paige, Dorothy Must Die Post-Panel Signing: Table 21, 2:45 pm
Creating a believable, butt-kicking female protagonist is always an interesting process. Not only must a person be capable of overcoming insurmountable obstacles in order to save themselves, but more often than not they are also trying to protect and save the ones they love. Join five of YA’s most daring and distinct voices as they discuss what/who was the inspiration for their female protagonist, the dilemmas that can define and shape a character’s sense of empowerment, and clever tricks and tips for getting a heroine into and out of the most diabolical or deadly of situations unscathed.

Genre-Bending Visions: The Art of the Modern Thriller 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Room: 1A17 HCCB Featured Author: Michelle Gagnon, Don’t Turn Around trilogy Post-Panel Signing: Table 21, 5:15 pm
These writers know how to keep you on the edge of your seat with tales of secret societies, apocalyptic visions, and international intrigue. Join eight of the genre’s leading talents as they discuss the elements—from the scientific to the supernatural  —that guarantee to have readers turning pages long into the night.

Young Heroes and Heroines with the Power to Change the World: What we can learn from Harry Potter, Pug the Magician, Taran, Alanna, Will Stanton, and More! 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Room: 1A17 HCCB Featured Author: Sherry Thomas, The Burning Sky Post-Panel Signing: Table 21, 3:45 pm
Much of the classic SFF that we find ourselves reading (and rereading) features young protagonists who develop the ability to change the world. What about these fledgling champions of the realm inspires readers . . . and has us returning to reconquer their worlds time and again (just as if there were a Wrinkle within) . . . ?

Meet our authors
Mindee Arnett, Avalon Mindee Arnett is the author of The Nightmare Affair and the forthcoming Avalon. She lives on a horse farm in Ohio with her husband, two kids, a couple of dogs, and an inappropriate number of cats. Her dream home, though, is aboard a spaceship. You can find her online at Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil series Soman Chainani’s first novel, The School for Good and Evil, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Studios. As a writer and film director, Soman has made films that have played at over 150 film festivals around the world, winning more than 30 jury and audience prizes. He lives in New York City. Visit him online at Michelle Gagnon, Don’t Turn Around trilogy Michelle Gagnon has been a modern dancer, dog walker, bartender, freelance journalist, personal trainer, and model. Her bestselling thrillers for adults have been published in numerous countries. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews called Don’t Turn Around, her first novel for young adults and the first book in the Persephone trilogy, a “pulse-pounding scary-great read. A surefire hit.” She lives in San Francisco. Visit her online at Amelia Kahaney, The Brokenhearted Amelia Kahaney grew up in San Diego, CA, and Hilo, HI. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz, she moved to New York City and received her MFA in fiction writing at Brooklyn College. Her short fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Nonrequired Reading and appears in several literary magazines. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son. Bennett Madison, September Girls Bennett Madison is the author of several books for young people including The Blonde of the Joke. He attended Sarah Lawrence College but remains two classes shy of graduation and lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit him online at and follow him on Twitter @bennettmadison. Lauren Oliver, Delirium trilogy Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her first novel, the New York Times bestseller Before I Fall. She followed that up with her stunning New York Times bestselling Delirium trilogy. Her much-anticipated stand-alone novel, Panic, is coming March 2014. Oliver is also the author of two novels for younger readers, The Spindlers and Liesl & Po. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn. Visit her online at Danielle Paige, Dorothy Must Die Danielle Paige is a graduate of Columbia University and currently lives in New York City. Before writing Dorothy Must Die, her debut, she worked in the television industry, where she received a Writers Guild award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. You can follow Danielle on Twitter @daniellempaige. Sherry Thomas, The Burning Sky Sherry Thomas immigrated to the United States from China when she was thirteen, and taught herself English in part by devouring science fiction and romance novels. She is the author of several acclaimed romance novels, and is the recipient of two RITA Awards. The Burning Sky marks her teen debut. Sherry lives with her family in Houston, Texas. You can visit her online at Robison Wells, Blackout Robison Wells is the author of the YA science-fiction thrillers Variant and Feedback. Variant was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2011, and a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Robison lives in the Rocky Mountains in a house not too far from elk pastures. His wife, Erin, is a better person than he will ever be, and their three kids cause mischief and/or joy. Visit him online at

Photo credits: Photo by Krystal Arnett Photography; Photo by David J. Martin; Peter Ellenby; Courtesy of the Author; Author photograph by Thomas Dozol; © Jonathan Alpeyrie, 2010; Laura Hanfin; Photo by Jennifer Sparks of Sparks Studio; Green Hills Photography.

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Thursday, October 10 5:00 pm Friday, October 11 3:00 pm Saturday, October 12 3:00 pm Sunday, October 13 12:00 pm


•P  republication copies of Avalon by Mindee Arnett, Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge, Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam, Perfect Lies by Kiersten White, Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong, Seven Wonders Book 2: Lost in Babylon by Peter Lerangis, and Zits: Shredded by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman •S  igned prepublication copies of Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi and The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra by Jason Fry •L  imited-edition samplers featuring the first four chapters of Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige and the first eight chapters of Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi •S  igned copies of The Zombie Chasers by John Kloepfer •U  nabridged audiobook editions of Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis and Wildwood by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis

*While supplies last

Limited-edition samplers featuring the first four chapters of Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige and the first eight chapters of Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Thursday, October 10, 8:00 pm Friday, October 11, 10:00 am Saturday, October 12, 1:30 pm Sunday, October 13, 10:00 am

Available throughout the show
• Limited-edition posters for Allegiant by Veronica Roth • Limited-edition tote bags for Allegiant by Veronica Roth** • Activity booklets for the Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce • Posters for Big Nate: Genius Mode by Lincoln Peirce • Buttons for Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman • Buttons for House of Secrets: Battle of the Beasts by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini • Limited-edition lanyards for The Last Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney • Bumper stickers for The School for Good and Evil #2: A World without Princes by Soman Chainani • download cards for Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi • Bookmarks for Seven Wonders Book 2: Lost in Babylon by Peter Lerangis • Bumper stickers for Wildwood Imperium by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis

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Leave your business card for the chance to win: • Original, signed art from the creators of Zits! • A Spook’s staff, a Last Apprentice messenger bag, and a set of twelve Last Apprentice books!

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