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Epic Reads at YALLFest 2015!

Team Epic Reads is headed to YALLFest! Don’t miss your chance to meet your favorite authors, attend some pretty awesome panels, and pick up free swag.

Friday, November 13th

YALLCrawl: The Epic March
When: 3:00-5:00PM
Description: YALLFest 2015 kicks off a day early with a ‘lit-crawl’ book signing, featuring several authors at various venues on Upper King Street.
Featuring:
Veronica Roth – Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 501 King Street
Kiera Cass – Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts, 481 King Street
Victoria Aveyard – Magnifilous Toy Emporium, 525 King Street
Rae Carson – Best Friend Train Museum, 36 John Street
Soman Chainani – Blue Bicycle Big Tent
Danielle Paige – PURE Theatre, 477 King Street

Saturday, November 14th

Rae Carson Signing
When: 10:00AM
Where: Best Friend Train Museum, 36 John Street

Kiera Cass Signing
When: 10:00AM
Where: Blue Bicycle Big Tent

Soman Chainani Signing
When: 10:00AM
Where: Courtyard Tent behind Blue Bicycle

Harry Potter is Lyfe
When: 11:00AM
Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street
Description: Celebrate our shared loved of the Book That Cannot Be Named. Come in cosplay & show your House love!
Featuring: Maya Van Wagenen, Sabaa Tahir, Melissa de la Cruz, Leigh Bardugo, Brandon Mull
Moderator: Veronica Roth

Real Talk About Writing
When: 11:00AM
Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street
Description: Listen in as writers talk shop and trade practical advice regarding
procrastination, caffeination, and not wearing pants to work.
Featuring: David Levithan, Jane Yolen, Victoria Aveyard, Natalie Standiford, G. Neri
Moderator: Rachel Caine

The Dead, The Undead, and The Dying
When: 11:00AM
Where: American Theater Cinema, 446 King Street
Description: Whether in contemporary novels or prose poems or fantastical genre fiction,
how & why & when do we talk about death?
Featuring: Julie Kagawa, Ellen Hopkins, Mari Mancusi, Zac Brewer, Michelle Falkoff
Moderator: E. Lockhart

Middle Grade Storyball
When: 12:00PM
Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street
Description: A dozen of your favorite MG writers join you in a hilarious interactive (and
audience-driven!) story-making event that CreateSpace will turn into a published book!
Featuring: Alexander London, Soman Chainani, Melissa de la Cruz, Jane Yolen, Daniel Handler, Curtis Jobling, J.E. Thompson, Brandon Mull, Barnabas Miller, Carrie Ryan, Natalie Standiford
Moderator: Pseudonymous Bosch

Moat by Moat: World-Building in Historical Fiction
When: 12:00PM
Where: American Theater Ballroom, 446 King Street
Description: Bestselling and award-winning authors talk building narrative worlds from
forgotten historical eras.
Featuring: Gail Carriger, Elizabeth Wein, Rae Carson, Ryan Graudin, Carole Weatherford
Moderator: Libba Bray

State of the Internet: What’s Going On(line)?
When: 12:00PM
Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street
Description: What’s the latest and greatest?
Featuring: Adri Cowan, Patrick Dolan, Margot Wood, Rachel Cone-Graham
Moderator: Daniel Ehrenhaft

YA Gender Studies 101
When: 12:00PM
Where: American Theater Cinema, 446 King Street
Description: As concepts of gender and sexuality change, how do – or when will – the stories we tell change to accommodate them, and why does it matter?
Featuring: Danielle Paige, Zac Brewer, Aaron Hartzler, Gayle Forman, Seth Fishman
Moderator: David Levithan

Veronica Roth Signing
When: 12:00PM
Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street
*Limited to 150; wristbands; first come first-serve

Author Responsibility: On & Off the Page
When: 1:00PM
Where: American Theater Ballroom, 446 King Street
Description: Are there certain stories that only certain authors can tell? Are there
stories that certain authors are obligated to tell? Who gets to decide?
Featuring: Carole Weatherford, Kody Keplinger, G. Neri, Ellen Hopkins, Meg Medina
Moderator: Carolyn Mackler

That Time I Sucked
When: 1:00PM
Where: Charleston Museum, 360 King Street
Description: Authors are only human. Sometimes sub-human. Embrace the suck and prepare yourself for stories from the trenches.
Featuring: Brandon Mull, Ann Brashares, Kiera Cass, Curtis Jobling, Renee Ahdieh
Moderator: Brendan Reichs

Victoria Aveyard Signing
When: 1:00PM
Where: Blue Bicycle Ten

Zac Brewer Signing
When: 1:00PM
Where: Best Friend Train Museum, 36 John Street

Aaron Hartzler Signing
When: 1:00PM
Where: Best Friend Train Museum, 36 John Street

Once Upon A(nother) Time: Fairytale Reboots
When: 2:00PM
Where: American Ballroom, 446 King Street
Description: Dorothy kicks butt and Cinderella blasts off. Let’s talk reboots with the authors who know happily ever after is just the prequel.
Featuring: E.K. Johnston, Marissa Meyer, E. Lockhart, Soman Chainani, Renee Ahdieh
Moderator: Danielle Paige

Contemporary Book Club
When: 2:00PM
Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street
Description: Contemporary authors talk about the books that matter to them as readers and writers.
Featuring: Nicola Yoon, Susane Colasanti, Carolyn Mackler, Katie McGarry, J.E. Thompson
Moderator: Aaron Hartzler

From Dothraki to Drones: Sci-Fi Fantasy Mashup
When: 3:00PM
Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street
Description: Some of the biggest names in sci-fi and fantasy face off over the payoffs and
challenges of both.
Featuring: Richelle Mead, Brandon Sanderson, Brendan Reichs, Scott Westerfeld, Mindy McGinnis
Moderator: Marie Lu

My Chemical Romance
When: 3:00PM
Where: American Ballroom, 446 King Street
Description: That fluttering in your chest – is it a newfound love or a nervous breakdown?
When – and when not – is a bad crush bad news?
Featuring: Kiera Cass, Kami Garcia, Nicola Yoon, Julie Kagawa, Katie McGarry
Moderator: Ann Brashares

Space, The Final YA Frontier
When: 3:00PM
Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street
Featuring: Meagan Spooner, Marissa Meyer, Adam Gidwitz, Rick Yancey, Mercedes Lackey
Moderator: Veronica Roth

Show Some Emotion
When: 3:00PM
Where: American Theater Cinema, 446 King Street
Featuring: Victoria Aveyard, Rachel Caine, Meg Medina, Susane Colasanti, Michelle Falkoff
Moderator: Sabaa Tahir

Carolyn Mackler Signing
When: 3:00PM
Where: Courtyard Tent behind Blue Bicycle

Mindy McGinnis Signing
When: 3:00PM
Where: Best Friend Train Museum, 36 John Street

Danielle Paige Signing
When: 3:00PM
Where: Blue Bicycle Big Tent

J.E. Thompson Signing
When: 3:00PM
Where: Blue Bicycle Books

Bad Writing, Good Writers: Our Early Work
When: 4:00PM
Where: American Ballroom, 446 King Street
Featuring: Soman Chainani, Pseudonymous Bosch, Meg Cabot, Jane Yolen, Alexander London
Moderator: Leigh Bardugo

Strong Female Characters, Ugh!
When: 4:00PM
Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street
Featuring: Mindy McGinnis, Ryan Graudin, Gwenda Bond, Elizabeth Wein, Maya Van Wagenen
Moderator: Rae Carson

Scarlet Guard Meetup
When: 4:00PM
Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street
*Limited to 50 ticketed fans

Susane Colasanti Signing
When: 4:00PM
Where: Blue Bicycle Big Tent

Michelle Falkoff Signing
When: 4:00PM
Where: Courtyard Tent behind Blue Bicycle

YA Smackdown Featuring Tiger Beat
When: 5:00-6:00PM
Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street
Description: This is a ticketed event. Join hosts Veronica Roth and Brendan Reichs – along with many of our 72 authors – all acting like fools, as well as our beloved
musical guest TIGER BEAT as they close out YALLFest 2015.


Will we be seeing you at YALLFest 2015? Tell us in the comments below!