Sep 12, 2011

Austin Teen Book Festival - October 1st - Updates!

What in the holy heck took me so long to write a blog post about this event? I have ZERO clue! This book fest is SO gonna rock your face off, so get on a plane, train, or hop in your car and truck your way down here October 1st! There are so many cool things in store for the authors and guests. I'm a lucky girl to help out with this event again this year. I think it is the most creative and fun event to be a part of. Here is the lo down:

You guessed it! With a wicked awesome Keynote like Scott Westerfeld, the theme is steampunk! You know him....he wrote the Uglies series and the Leviathan series. I've been a fan for a long, long time! The rest of the line-up is stellar. The authors were broken up into panels and they will be chatting about their books and writing during the breakout session. Here is how the panels broke down and the schedule:

Here are a few answers to your burning questions.

YES, they will have a ton of books for sale
YES, they take credit cards
YES, you can bring some books from home
YES, you can bring a bag with wheels
YES, food will be for sale
YES, you can have your picture taken with your favorite author

We are working on getting a list of exactly what books will be for sale up on the website - stay tuned!

Signing rules and food info are HERE

There will also be a steampunk band called Darwin's Prophet.  There will be a cool green screen photo booth with artwork from Westerfeld's Leviathan. Bring your camera!

We could always use some more hands to help out for the day. If you are interested, send an email to and let them know you're available.

Here is a map to the Palmer Events Center - parking is $7.

Austin bloggers will be hosting a get together on Friday night if anyone wants to meet up. Bloggers, bookers, friends....everyone is welcome! Here is the info:

Threadgills' - South (walking distance of Homestead) - 8pm

Feel free to grab the poster above and blog!

Can't wait!


We are still in need of volunteers for the afternoon of fest day! Please shoot an email to if you can help out.

The website now has list of what books will be for sale and their prices. Check it HERE

There will be a special screening with a Q&A with co-author David Levithan at the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse at 10pm! Tickets are on sale NOW. Seating is limited...get there at least 30 minutes early.

We will still meet at Threadgill's in case people are not able to make it to the movie. If you can stay for a short time, come on by!