Full Schedule

2015 Day Schedule

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Concessions Open: 10:00 – 3:00 (Bring cash, no cards or ATM)

Exhibitor Hall Open: 11:00 – 3:00

Book Sales & Signing: 11:00 – 4:00 (credit cards accepted)

9:30 – Doors Open: Grab your seat for the Teen Lit Con Kickoff Author Panel

10:00 – Teen Lit Con Kickoff Author Panel: Start your day with authors Gayle Forman, Matt de la Peña, E. Lockhart and Gene Luen Yang! Teen Lit Con’s national authors will be introduced with this fun, fast-paced panel discussion to help you plan your day.

11:00 – Choose Your Own Session:

  • Airbenders & Me: Cartoonist & Author Gene Luen Yang, author of the Airbenders book series, explains why the original show was the best-written American animated series ever produced and more.
  • Minnesota Authors!: Jonathan Friesen, Patrick Jones and Pat Schmatz talk books and field questions.
  • Writing Workshop: First time author, Rebecca Hahn, shares her writing process and answers your questions.
  • Introduction to Spoken-Word Poetry: Learn the art form from a National Slam Poet Champion, Guante.
  • What to Read Next: Laura Lanik, the Book Snob blogger, will book talk about hot new reads.
  • Create-O-Story: Group story-creation? Yes! Try Ross Nervig’s field-proven cure for writers block. It’s great for writers but also fun and inspiring for everyone.

12:00 – Author! E. Lockhart: We Were Liars, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, Dramarama

1:00 – Choose Your Own Session:

  • How to Make Comics: Cartoonist & Author Gene Luen Yang explains his creative process from idea to the writing to the art to publication.
  • Minnesota YA Authors!: Steve Brezenoff, Kirstin Cronn-Mills and Rebecca Hahn talk books and field questions.
  • Writing Workshop: MN author, Pat Schmatz, will talk about the writing process and answer your questions.
  • Create-O-Story: Group story-creation? Yes! Try Ross Nervig’s field-proven cure for writers block. It’s great for writers but also fun and inspiring for everyone.
  • You Published What?: Find out what a book editor really does and how they make the tough decisions from Dutton editor, Andrew Karre.
  • Introduction to Spoken-Word Poetry: Learn the art form from a National Slam Poet Champion, Guante.

2:00 – Author! Matt de la Peña: The Hunted, The Living, Mexican White Boy, We Were Here, Ball Don’t Lie

3:00 – Author! Gayle Forman: I Was Here, If I Stay, Where She Went, Just One Day, Just One Year