OKTBC features author panels, book sales, exhibitors and vendors, a teen artist alley, book signings, author meet-ups and more! Join us on October 28, 2017.
Signing Line Rules can be found here.
Book Titles available for purchase for all of the authors attending.
Lunch is: $5.00, cash only, your choice if a hotdog or pulled pork sandwich, both come with chips and a drink, or, $5.00, cash only, for a salad with a drink.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Program Schedule - Printable Grid (PDF)
9:30am Doors Open
10am-10:30am Main Auditorium - Opening Speaker: Maggie Stiefvater.
Learn about Maggie’s latest book, All the Crooked Saints.
Session A: Main Auditorium - Young Love: Authors: Jessica Taylor, Peter Bognanni, Julie Buxbaum.
Gush, swoon, and ship in this session on YA romances.
Moderator: Tonya Baldwin, Western Plains Library System
Session B: Egyptian Room - A Whole New World: Authors: Kristen Simmons, Rachel Vincent, Scott Reintgen. In a seemingly perfect new world on Earth and off Earth, things aren’t quite as they seem...
Moderator: Sam Stewart, Vance Insurance Group
Author Meetup: Italian Lounge - Authors: Julie Dill, P.J. Hoover, Ally Carter, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Kara Thomas
Session C: Main Auditorium - Histories & Mysteries: Authors: Jennifer Latham, Adriana Mather, Kathleen Baldwin. Stories about history and mystery can leave you turning the page and wanting more. Learn about some thrilling page-turning YA historical fiction and mysteries.
Moderator: Cheryl Shults, Belle Enterprise Middle School, OKC
Session D: Egyptian Room - Is This Just Real Life, or is This Just Fantasy? Authors: Maggie Stiefvater, Tara Hudson. From paranormal people, to fantastical made-up lands, come fly away with some fantasy authors.
Moderator: Amanda Kordeliski, Norman Public Schools
Author Meetup: Italian Lounge - Authors: Kristen Simmons, Rachel Vincent, Scott Reintgen, Jared Reck
Session C: Main Auditorium - Histories & Mysteries Part 2: Authors: Ryan Graudin, Ally Carter, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Kara Thomas. Stories about history and mystery can leave you turning the page and wanting more. Learn about some thrilling page-turning YA historical fiction and mystery.
Moderator: Dana Taylor, Pioneer Library System
Session D: Egyptian Room - Is This Just Real Life, or is This Just Fantasy? Part 2: Authors: Wendy Spinale, PJ Hoover. From paranormal people, to fantastical made-up lands, come fly away with some fantasy authors.
Moderator: Cathie Sue Anderson, Tulsa City County Library System
Author Meetup: Italian Lounge - Authors: Samantha Mabry, Peter Bognanni, Jessica Taylor, Julie Buxbaum, Roy Deering
Session E: Main Auditorium - When YA Gets Real: Authors: Peter Bognanni, Julie Dill, Jared Reck. Authors discuss writing about the good, the bad, and the ugly issues that affect everyday teens.
Moderator: Tracy Warren, Tulsa City County Library System
Session F: Egyptian Room - Writers Gonna Write: Authors: Sonia Gensler, Samantha Mabry, Roy Deering. Authors discuss their writing processes and how to get published.
Moderator: Julie Moore, Thomas-Fay-Custer Unified High School
Author Meetup: Italian Lounge - Authors: Kathleen Baldwin, Adriana Mather,Wendy Spinale, Ryan Graudin, Jennifer Latham
Closing Session: Main Auditorium - What YA Means to Me: Authors: Ryan Graudin, Maggie Stiefvater. At the end of the day, YA is all about the teens. Wrap-up our first OK Teen Book Con with authors discussing why they write for teens, and what YA means to them.
Moderator: Cherity Pennington, Shawnee Middle School
2:35pm-3pm BREAK/BOOK BUYING/NO CONFLICT VENDOR TIME
3pm-4pm Book Signings in Ballroom (Signing Rules)
Artist Alley 10:30am-1pm (Come and Go)
Lunch in Ballroom from 11:30am-1pm (Come and Go)
Writing Workshops for Writing Contest Winners
Writing Workshop 1 w/Sonia Gensler (10:40am-12pm) VIP Room
Writing Workshop 2 w/Tara Hudson (12:30pm-1:50pm) VIP Room
Author Meetups will work like “speed dating” and authors will rotate through groups in the Italian Lounge. You may ask questions and take photos with authors, time permitting. This event is first-come, first-serve.
Come meet teen artists, see examples of their work, and make your own art for those with an interactive element.