This is the largest event of its kind in the country. Now held on the USC campus, it is a free event, which is great. You can just walk around looking at the exhibits and hear the talks on the stages. Or you can get free tickets to see panels. Those are gone now, but they will have standby opportunities.
For the first time, I will be a speaker at this event! This is a big honor for any author, especially a debut one, and I’m thrilled. I will be on the YA stage at 3:30 Sunday with Marie Lu and Cecil Castellucci, moderated by Aaron Hartzler. He sounds great, so it’ll be a fun panel. We’ll be signing right after. Note the YA stage is not the children’s stage. No tickets are needed for this.
What’s great about these signings is they allow you to bring books from home. If you don’t have a book yet, it’s better to support the bookseller who will have books right there on the table though. But if you already have your book, they allow up to three items brought from home to be signed. I will also sign programs or anything you want so please spread the word.
Sunglasses, sunscreen and even hats suggested, although current weather prediction is 72 degrees for the high, which will be nice.