TTBF 2019 Keynote Speakers

We are thrilled to announce the keynote speakers for our 11th annual Texas Teen Book Festival: Author and YouTube sensation Akilah Hughes and Bestselling, award-winning author Erika L. Sánchez “Both Akilah Hughes and Erika L. Sánchez bring wit, humor, and valuable realism to their important stories, and we cannot wait to celebrate their work at the Texas Teen Book Festival.”…

TTBF Q&A: 2019 Keynote author Akilah Hughes

You already know Akilah Hughes, a writer, comedian, and YouTuber residing in Brooklyn, NY, will be presenting her collection of humorous essays: Obviously: Stories from my Timeline as a keynote speaker at the 2019 Festival on October 12. You probably know she’s been a digital correspondent for MTV, Fusion, Comedy Central, Crooked Media, and more. We recently saw her on…

Prepare yourself for Year Eleven!

We’ve got a brand new location for Year 11! Southwestern University in Georgetown will be welcoming all of us to their beautiful campus, and we can’t wait to show everyone our new location! For now, mark your calendars, RSVP to our Facebook event, and keep an eye on our socials to find out what’s in store for #TTBF 2019! Saturday,…

Check, Please!

Ngozi Ukazu – #TTBF Author Interview 2018

You are credited as still having the most funded webcomic on Kickstarter ever. And what advice do you have for others who want to launch their own webcomics? I would give 3 pieces of advice: Start your comic now! Don’t wait until you’re better! You have to start now. (Spoilers: Starting now is the only way to *get* better.) Start something…

History vs. Women

Anita Sarkeesian – #TTBF Author Interview 2018

You have done extensive studies and coverage of the role of women in video games. What trope do you think is the most overused and hazardous to young female gamers? It’s hard to pinpoint one singular gaming trope that is “the” problem. Feminist Frequency’s Tropes vs Women in Video Games spanned over a dozen episodes (and we could have made…