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YALLFest 2014

Who’s coming: 60 of the country’s top YA authors, including 25 New York Times bestsellers.

What: Panels, presentations and signings on three stages on Upper King Street, as well as the infamous YA Smackdown!

When: Fri., Nov. 7 and Sat., Nov. 8, 2014

Where: Blue Bicycle Books, the American Theatre, Charleston Music Hall, Upper King Street, Charleston, SC

Cost: FREE!

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YALLFest author Aaron Hartzler got kicked out of high school two weeks before graduation. So, naturally, he wrote a book to tell teenagers all about that. We look forward to seeing @aaron007 at #YALLFest14

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Tiger Beat will be rocking YALLFest again this year & this time they’re taking requests!
Want them to play your song & get on stage when they do? Here’s how:
1. Choose a song you want Tiger Beat to cover- your favorite song, a song that inspires you or a song that reminds you of your favorite book, scene, etc.
2. Record a short video of your performing/lip-syncing/generally rocking out to your song.
3. Post the video to Instagram and include @yallfest & #TigerbeatSongRequest with an explanation of why you chose the song.
That’s it. The band will choose their favorite video and perform it live at YALLFest. We’ll also play your video before the show & if you’re there, you can come on stage and help them out!
Contest ends August 31st!


Here’s Tiger Beat’s (mostly fictitious) bio:

After meeting while still in elementary school in New York, four future YA authors formed Tiger Beat. Their latest album, Gonzo Was Robbed, weaves Libba Bray’s politically charged lyrics with Dan Ehrenhaft’s arena-ready power chords, Natalie Standiford’s face-melting bass riffs, and Barnabas Miller’s searing drumming. Together they churn out genre-defining anthems chock-full of fist-pumping hooks, tinged with after-notes of dysfunction and identity confusion. 

Tiger Beat will be rocking YALLFest again this year & this time they’re taking requests!

Want them to play your song & get on stage when they do? Here’s how:

1. Choose a song you want Tiger Beat to cover- your favorite song, a song that inspires you or a song that reminds you of your favorite book, scene, etc.

2. Record a short video of your performing/lip-syncing/generally rocking out to your song.

3. Post the video to Instagram and include @yallfest & #TigerbeatSongRequest with an explanation of why you chose the song.

That’s it. The band will choose their favorite video and perform it live at YALLFest. We’ll also play your video before the show & if you’re there, you can come on stage and help them out!

Contest ends August 31st!

Here’s Tiger Beat’s (mostly fictitious) bio:

After meeting while still in elementary school in New York, four future YA authors formed Tiger Beat. Their latest album, Gonzo Was Robbed, weaves Libba Bray’s politically charged lyrics with Dan Ehrenhaft’s arena-ready power chords, Natalie Standiford’s face-melting bass riffs, and Barnabas Miller’s searing drumming. Together they churn out genre-defining anthems chock-full of fist-pumping hooks, tinged with after-notes of dysfunction and identity confusion. 

Summer Fun

If you couldn’t see these authors together this summer we hope you can see them (and MANY MORE) November 7-8th for ‪#‎YALLFest14‬ ‪#‎YALove‬

Coe Booth, Laini Taylor, Jim Di Bartolo, Aaron Hartzler, Veronica Roth, Alexander London, Leigh Bardugo, Melissa De La Cruz, Michael Johnston, Brendan Reichs, and a photo bombing Margaret Stohl

#FlashbackFriday

Remember when Veronica Roth wore this disguise so no one would recognize her?

and then Margaret Stohl wore this one??

#80’sRockChick

What crazy antics can we expect during #YALLFest14 ?

Did you love Divergent? Did you wait in line for hours last year just to see Veronica Roth? Need more Four in your life? “Four: A Divergent Story” by Veronica Roth is out TODAY! Veronica is coming back to
#YALLFest2014  ! Who is as excited as we are?

Today is the release date for the second book in Margaret Stohl’s Icons series- IDOLS! I cannot wait to find out what happens to Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas! Happy Book Birthday Margaret!

Rainbow Rowell’s new adult contemporary book Landline was released today. Remember when she came to YALLFest last year? Cant wait to see her again this year? #YALLFest2014


Flash Back Friday- Did you love this performance as much as we did? 

"How does he do it? We all want to know!" Tiger Beat sings Clones of David Levithan!

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to Leigh Bardugo! The 3rd book in The Grisha Trilogy came out today. ‘Ruin and Rising’ was such an excellent ending to the trilogy we all loved so much! Leigh Bardugo is one of the authors attending YALLFest 2014. I hope you are as excited as we are to hear her talk about Alina, Mal and what she has in store for us next!