2019 TEENBOOKCON SCHEDULE
9:00 - Doors open (don't forget to bring your registration Fast Pass printout or have the QR code ready on your phone)
9:00-9:30 - Activities and Book Sales
9:30-10:15 - Introduction of authors and Keynote Speech
10:30-11:10 - Breakout Session One (choose from 6 panels)
11:25-12:05 - Lunch Break A/Breakout Session Two (choose from 4 panels)
12:20-1:00 - Lunch Break B/Breakout Session Three (choose from 4 panels)
1:15-1:55 - Breakout Session Four (choose from 6 panels)
2:10-2:50 - Breakout Session Five (choose from 2 panels)
3:00-4:30 - Author Signing Lines+, Book Sales!*
+due to time constrains, some authors will only be able to sign, not personalize books and may not have time for posed photos.
*please keep that in mind: some books may have sold out at this point
Each author presents three times. After the Keynote Speech, you will head to your first panel session.
Don't forget: we have two lunch sessions! During each lunch session, some panels will still present, then it flips for the second lunch session. Feel free to brown bag it and go to 5 author sessions or take the lunch break of your choice and see authors during the other 4 panel sessions!
For more information about how the day works, see our FAQs page!
Seating preference will be given to teens at all author sessions.
Local food trucks will be selling some great varieties of food options in the circle drive near the cafeteria! Click "Menu" to the right of the food truck name/description to see the specific menu of what will be offered by each truck at TeenBookCon. A few of the trucks will offer vegetarian or vegan options; please check menus here and on the day of the event.
The food trucks accept only cash or credit cards!
These were our food trucks in 2019:
OffBeat Eatz, American Burgers/Sandwiches
Chalu's Wings, American/Wings
Wylie St Tacos, Tacos
El Guajillo, Authentic Mexican
Foreign Policy, International
Nola Po Boys, American
Moooseum, Ice cream/slushies
Mary Had a Little Party, Desserts/Ice Cream
And as always...
Concessions will be available for purchase in the cafeteria.
Make sure to bring cash - we will be selling tickets for concession purchase (tickets NOT accepted by food trucks).
*Save time at lunch by buying your tickets when you arrive*
Tickets are $1.00 each
Throughout the day, attendees will be able to purchase the following items:
bottled water - 1 ticket
sodas - 1 ticket
chips - 1 ticket
candy/chocolate bars - 1 ticket
pickles - 1 ticket
nachos - 1 ticket
During the lunch hour ONLY:
pizza slices (cheese or pepperoni) - 1 ticket per slice
Blue Willow Bookshop is the official bookseller of TeenBookCon. All featured authors’ books will be available for purchase throughout the day.
Please know that Blue Willow works very hard to have enough books on hand to accommodate all attendees, but some books may sell out, especially as the day progresses, so please plan your purchases accordingly.
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 are accepted.