April 13, 2016 — April 17, 2016

The Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV get directions

My first RT — Vegas, baby! I’ll also be doing the Teen Day.

YA: Who Runs the World? Girls!

Hit TV series like The 100Agent Carter, and Game of Thrones are starting to reflect what readers and authors have known all along: Women in charge make for fierce and fabulous fiction. Which shows do the best job of portraying women in positions of power? What makes strong female characters so captivating? Join top YA authors for a discussion of formidable females in pop culture entertainment. Moderator: Rae Carson Panelist(s): Kass MorganRichelle MeadDanielle PaigeVeronica Rossi (aka Noelle August)Gwenda Bond, and Michelle Knudsen.

Friday, April 15, 10:00am-11:00am, Conga

YA: Humble Beginnings: Your Favorite YA Authors Share Their Teen Writing

Authors are blessed by the writing gods from the moment they pick up a pen or touch a keyboard…aren’t they? Decide for yourself as more than a dozen YA authors read excerpts from the poems, stories, and fan fiction they wrote as teens. Moderator: Bree Despain Panelist(s): Kass MorganRachel HawkinsAdi AlsaidGwenda BondAnn AguirreJenna Black (aka Abby Lombard)Rebecca DonovanSophie JordanC.C. Hunter (aka Christie Craig)Amalie HowardCourtney StevensBrodi Ashton

Saturday, April 16, 5:00pm-5:45pm, Palma A