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YALLFest 2013

Who’s coming: 50 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: Sat., Nov. 9, 2013, 10 am to 7 pm

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

Cost: FREE!

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YALLFest Author Funny Faces:

Cinda Chima and Brendan Reichs ready to fight some aliens Men in Black style!

Authors Adam Gidwitz, Pseudonymous Bosch, Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs get cozy with readers at their YALLFest coffee talks!

YALLFest Author Funny Faces:

Kami Garcia and Victoria Schwab, YALLFest secret service

The Tigerbeat show at YALLFest was, in our opinion, the best concert of 2013.

The Tigerbeat show at YALLFest was, in our opinion, the best concert of 2013.

YALLFest Author Funny Faces:

Who does duckface better: David Macinnis Gill or Margaret Stohl?

YALLFest Keynote speaker, Veronica Roth, made a surprise appearance at our movie panel. We’re pretty sure it was so she could show off her sweet new helmet. 

YALLFest Keynote speaker, Veronica Roth, made a surprise appearance at our movie panel. We’re pretty sure it was so she could show off her sweet new helmet. 

YALLFest Author Funny Faces:
Brooklyn authors Gayle Forman and Libba Bray in the YALLFest spirit!

YALLFest Author Funny Faces:

Brooklyn authors Gayle Forman and Libba Bray in the YALLFest spirit!

If you sing the lyrics above to the tune of Beyonce’s “Halo”, amazing things will happen. Trust us.

(Lyrics by our amazing YALLFest authors, performed by the unparalleled Barnabas Miller)

What a YALLFest author sees during a panel at the Music Hall!

What a YALLFest author sees during a panel at the Music Hall!

Some amazing readers made these Divergent signs for Veronica Roth’s keynote!

Some amazing readers made these Divergent signs for Veronica Roth’s keynote!