The Greater Houston Teen Book Convention
teenbookcon schedule
of events
 9:00 - 10:00
 Book Sales (all day), Entertainment
 10:00 - 10:45
Keynote Speech
 10:55 - 11:35
Choose a panel
 11:35 - 12:35
 Lunch, Book Sales, Entertainment!
 12:35 - 1:15
 Choose a panel
 1:25 - 2:05
 Choose a panel
 2:15 - 2:55
 Choose a panel
 3:00 - 3:40 Closing Speech
 & Door Prize winners announced*!
*must be present to win
 3:40 - 5:00
Author Signing Lines, Book Sales!
*Schedule subject to change--make sure to pick up a program when you arrive at TeenBookCon. And don't forget to enter our door prize drawings!


 Real Bad
Laurie Halse Anderson
Charles Benoit
April Henry
Trent Reedy
Eliot Schrefer
Wanted: Dead or Alive
 Ann Brashares
Matt de la Pena
Victoria Schwab
Marcus Sedgwick 
Tess Sharpe
 Crash! Bang! Action!
Melissa de la Cruz
Brendan Kiely
Jason Reynolds
Victoria Scott
John Corey Whaley
The Road to Happiness
Elizabeth Eulberg
Jenny Han
Emery Lord
Sarah Mlynowski
Lauren Myracle
Len Vlahos
 Spaced Out
Cecil Castellucci
Bree Despain
Shannon Hale
Rachel Hawkins
Laini Taylor
 I Wanna Be in Pictures
Svetlana Chmakova
Jillian Tamaki
Mariko Tamaki

Each panel of authors presents four times.
After the Keynote Speech, you will be able to choose which panel to see first, then after the first session, it's time for lunch. After lunch, you will select three more panel sessions to attend and then it's time for the author signing session!

Please note: it will be impossible for you to see every author
at TeenBookCon as there are six panels to choose from
but each panel group only presents four times.
So bring a friend--divide and conquer 
then compare notes after TeenBookCon!

For more information about how the day works, see our FAQs page!

Seating preference will be given to teens at all author sessions.

Concessions (pizza, sodas, water, chips, and other snacks) will be available for purchase in the cafeteria. These will be cash only. Proceeds help support the next TeenBookCon!

A number of local food trucks will be selling some great varieties of food options in the back courtyard. Click on the link for their menu and pricing:

Amy's Ice Creams will also be on site selling their delicious desserts. A portion of the sales will be donated back to TeenBookCon.

Blue Willow Bookshop is the official bookseller of TeenBookCon.  All featured authors’ books will be available for purchase all day.  Buy books at the festival and have them signed by your favorite authors at the end of the day!

All authors will be available to sign only books.  You must purchase a book at the festival to get into the signing lines. 

You may buy as many books as you would like to have signed that day, but to enter the signing lines, you must have a receipt from Blue Willow showing that you have purchased at least one of the authors’ books from the festival.  

Your receipt from Blue Willow will also entitle you to bring 2 additional books from home to be signed by the authors as well.

Cash and Credit Cards will be accepted.

  • Have fun!
  • Meet all of your favorite and soon-to-be-favorite authors
  • Attend the Keynote Address at 10 a.m.
  • Sit in on different author panels throughout the day
  • Participate in activities--temporary tattoo booth, face painting, bring your cell phone camera for our photo booth, button making and more
  • Listen to live music by local teens
  • Have an author sign your book at the end of the day
  • Hang out with your friends and meet other teens who love reading
  • Join us for authors, books, prizes, pizza, food truck fun, Amy's Ice Creams and tons of fun!