8:15-9 a.m. – Book Blogger / Book Tuber Meetup
Bloggers and booktubers are invited to start their #TTBF with fellow book enthusiasts! Chat about your favorite books, share tips and tricks, and meet new likeminded book nerds.
9:15-10 a.m. – Book Talks with Topher Bradfield & Griffin Mauser from BookPeople
Two of BookPeople’s well-read staff members will share their favorite books and go-to recommendations covering all genres.
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Ask Me Anything: BookTubers with TheTruthAboutBooks, mermaidkeeley, & AshleyOutpaged
With the online community bigger and louder than ever, learn everything you need to know about BookTube from these Texas tubers.
12:30-1:15 p.m. – Zine Making with Tillie Walden & Jennifer Mathieu
Come let your creative juices flow in this interactive zine making session led by author Jennifer Mathieu (Moxie) and graphic novelist Tillie Walden (Spinning).
1:15-1:45 p.m. – Ask Me Anything: Stephanie Perkins, Ashley Poston, and Corrie Wang
Stephanie Perkins (There’s Someone Inside Your House), Ashley Poston (Geekerella), and Corrie Wang (The Takedown) will be answering any questions you have, hosted by Forever Young Adult’s Sarah Pitre.
1:50-2:20 p.m. – Ask Me Anything: E. Lockhart, Francisco X. Stork, & Andrew Shvarts
E. Lockhart (Genuine Fraud), Francisco X. Stork (Disappeared), and Andrew Shvarts (Royal Bastards) will be answering any questions you have, hosted Texas Teen Book Festival’s Jen Bigheart.
2:30-3 p.m. – Ask Me Anything: We Need Diverse Books’ I.W Gregorio with Mackenzie Lee & Julie Murphy
WNDB-sponsored session about gender and sexuality with I.W Gregorio (None of the Above), Mackenzi Lee (The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue) and Julie Murphy (Ramona Blue).
3:10-3:40 p.m. – Book Talks with Texas Library Association
Discover your next favorite book! Presenters speed round through the latest and greatest graphic novel and fiction titles courtesy of the Texas Library Association’s Lone Star, Maverick, and Tayshas reading lists.
3:50-4:20 p.m. – Ask Me Anything: We Need Diverse Books’ Dhonielle Clayton
WNDB-sponsored session with Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles). This is a great chance to ask questions about the organization that launched a movement offer thoughts on where their focus is needed most.
TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE
Just trust your gut and be true to yourself. Sounds so easy, right? But when the going gets tough, it’s never as simple as it sounds. Join us in the RCC Gym at 11:15 a.m for a conversation about how to be your best self when it matters the most. Featuring Jason Reynolds, Tillie Walden, Renée Watson, and Corrie Wang (Zac Brewer had to cancel his appearance) Moderator: Roger Grape
ME + YOU = FATE
Call it fate, luck, or even divine intervention. Who can really tell what brings two people together at just the right moment in time? These five authors might just know, so come by Mabee Ballroom at 11:15 a.m to find out. It’s your destiny! Featuring Kathryn Ormsbee, Julie Murphy, Mackenzi Lee, Adam Silvera, and Jenna Evans Welch. Moderator: Mary Hinson
THE TIES THAT BIND
Our families might love us to death, but they don’t always understand who we’re trying to become. Join these five authors in Jones Auditorium at 11:15 a.m to talk about the risky business of mixing love, family, and the pursuit of happiness. Featuring Sandhya Menon, Amy Tintera, Jessica Taylor, Peter Bognanni, and Andrew Shvarts. Moderator: Guadalupe Garcia McCall
WHERE I BELONG: STORIES OF IMMIGRATION, RESILIENCE, AND HOPE
Our country has always been a nation of immigrants, and we are better for it. But the obstacles are real and the road can be hard. These novelists delve into the human stories at the center of that experience as they face their fears, pursue their passions, and fight for the futures they deserve. Join us for a for a featured discussion about finding a place to belong. A Featured event at 12:30 p.m in the RCC gym. Featuring Adi Alsaid, Francisco X. Stork, and Diana J. Noble. Moderator: Mitali Perkins
SMART IS THE NEW BLACK
From cosplay to gaming to navigating the space time continuum, these novels aren’t afraid to get their geek on! Stop by the Mabee Ballroom at 2:30 p.m and let your nerd flag fly. Maybe you’ll even learn a little something. Featuring Marie Lu, Ashley Poston, Kerri Maniscalco, and Ryan Graudin. Moderator: Mandy Curtis
These authors are fierce and they totally know it. Want to know how fierce? Make sure you stop by the Jones Auditorium at 2:30 p.m., because you’re going to have to see it to believe it! featuring Mitali Perkins, Caleb Roehrig, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Jennifer Mathieu. Moderator: Kate Sowa
IT’S TIME TO SAVE THE WORLD…AGAIN
So the world / universe / fate of humankind is in trouble. What else is new? Luckily these five authors just might have a plan. Come to Jones Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. to find out who to call when it’s time to save the world … again. Featuring Cindy Pon, Aditi Khorana, Erin Bowman, Lisa Maxwell, and S.J. Kincaid. Moderator: Topher Bradfield
IT’S ALL IN THE TWIST: OF MYTH & MYSTERY, SECRETS & TRUTH
Stories that twist, turn, and surprise keep readers guessing in these these five complicated novels. Dying to know what you’ll find in these books’ hidden depths? Join us in Mabee Ballroom at 3:30 p.m., if you dare… Featuring E. Lockhart, Stephanie Perkins, Julie Buxbaum, David Bowles, and Cory Putman Oakes. Moderator: Kayla Olson