If you’re a fan of YA, the Ascendio Authorpalooza is for you! Everyone is invited to enjoy readings and signings by fantastic authors and peruse our Book Fair and Vendor Rooms!
Authorpalooza will take place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 12th, as a pre-con event. Whether you’ve just settled into your hotel room and want some activities before Night of a Thousand Wizards 2, or want to attend a reading/signing between Wrock sets, or want to browse books after picking up your Registration pack, Authorpalooza is a great opportunity to interact with Ascendio authors, and get a preview of The Quill Track.
PLUS if you plan on pitching your novel to one of Ascendio’s literary agents, Authorpalooza is where you’ll get first dibs on the sign-up form!
We have a preliminary schedule of reading/signings. In addition to the readings/signings going on in Davinci and Michaelangelo, we’ll have several tables outside Registration where you can browse books by fellow attendees, as well as meet representatives from companies such as Omnific Publishing and Wattpad, who can help you take your writing to the next level!
2 p.m.: Beth Revis (A Million Suns)
3 p.m. Michelle Hodkin (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer)
4 p.m. Lev Grossman (The Magician King)
5 p.m. Erotica hour (featuring Kele Moon, Diana Copland, Cecilia Tan and more!)
2:30 p.m. Mark Oshiro (aka: MarkReads)
3:30 p.m. Aimee Carter (Goddess Interrupted)
4:30 p.m. Lindsay Ribar (The Art of Wishing — to be released by Dial Books in 2013 — sneak peek reading!)
5:30 p.m.: Karen Morris (Law Made Fun through Harry Potter’s Adventures)
6 p.m.: Valerie Frankel (Harry Potter: Still Recruiting: An Inside Look at Fandom after Book Seven)
6:30 p.m.: Erin Pyne (The Ultimate Guide to the Harry Potter Fandom)
(Please note that Veronica Roth and Libba Bray will be doing readings/signings on Saturday of the conference — a Saturday day pass will be needed to attend those events)