LA Times Book Festival is coming

The 17th annual LA Times book festival is just around the corner!

Dates & Location
April 21-22, 2012
Sat 10 AM – 6 PM
Sun 10 AM – 5 PM

The annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held at:
University of Southern California. Click here for map.

General attendance is free!
Parking at the USC campus will be $10.

Make sure to checkout these YA-friendly panels:
HERE for full schedule

SATURDAY
10:30am
– John Green in conversation with Lev Grossman (Panel 1091 @   Bovard Auditorium)
10:30am – Robert Kirkman in conversation with Geoff Boucher (Panel 1121 @ Ronald Tutor Campus Center)
11:00am – Young Adult Fiction: To Be Continued (Kami Garcia, Lauren Kate, D.J. MacHale, Margaret Stohl – Moderator: Aaron Hartzler @ YA Stage)
12:00pm – Young Adult Friction: Writing YA (Panel 1082) (Robin Benway, Libba Bray, Pete Hautman – Moderator: Angelina Benedetti @ Davidson Continuing Education Center)
12:30pm – Young Adult Fiction: The Real World (Jessi Kirby, Blake Nelson, Siobhan Vivian – Moderator: Aaron Hartzler @ YA Stage)
1:00pm – DC Entertainment presents: Watchmen — It’s Not the End, it’s the Beginning (Panel 1151) (Jim Lee, Dan Didio – Moderator: Geoff Boucher @ School for Cinematic Arts)
1:30pm – Young Adult Fiction: On the Brink (Panel 1083 (Patrick Ness, Mal Peet, John Corey Whaley – Moderator: Cindy Dobrez @ Davidson Continuing Education Center)
2:00pm – Young Adult Fiction: The Fearful & The Fantastic (Josephine Angelini, Kendare Blake, Robin LeFevers – Moderator: Cecil Castellucci @ YA Stage)
2:30pm – Judy Blume in Conversation with Mary McNamara (Panel 1093 @ Bovard Auditorium)
3:30pm – Young Adult Fiction: Teenage Wasteland (Holly Goldberg Sloan, Whitley Streiber, Gabrielle Zevin – Moderator: Aaron Hatzler @ YA Stage)
3:30pm – Graphic Novel: Mythic Stories (Panel 1044) (Ed Brubaker, Adam Mansbach, Douglas McGowan – Moderator: Leslie S. Klinger @ Salvatori Computer Science Center)
4:30pm – Young Adult Fiction: The Real in the Unreal (Panel 1065) (Jack Gantos, Ransom Riggs, Thane Rosenbaum – Moderator: Nick Owchar @ Annenberg Auditorium)

SUNDAY
10:30am
– In the Middle: Tweenage Fantasy (Cornelia Funke, Alyson Noel, John Stephens – Moderator: Aaron Hartzler @ YA Stage)
11:30am – Bump in the Night (Panel 2082) (Melissa de la Cruz, Seth Grahame-Smith, Deborah Harkness, Richard Kadrey – Moderator: Paul Tremblay @ Davidson Continuing Education Center)
12:00pm – Young Adult Fiction: Humor and Hormones (Tristan Bancks, Aaron Karo, Abby MacDonald – Moderator: Cecil Castellucci @ YA Stage)
12:30pm – Young Adult Fiction: The Wide Lens (Panel 2122) (Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle, Maggie Stiefvater, Jacqueline Woodson – Moderator: Susan Carpenter @ Ronald Tutor Campus Center)
1:30pm – The Young & the Restless: Writing Today’s Teens (Deb Caletti, Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan, Joanna Philbin – Moderator: Aaron Hartzler @ YA Stage)
3:00pm – The Nerds Shall Inherit the Earth (Panel 2093) (Chris Hardwick, Maureen Johnson, John Scalzi – Moderator: Amber Benson @ Bovard Auditorium)
3:30pm – Young Adult Fiction: Future Tense (Cecil Castellucci, Marie Lu, Lissa Price – Moderator: Aaron Hartzler @ YA Stage)


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