What a great time I had this weekend at Houston Teen Book Con!
The event took place between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Alief Taylor High School. From the official website:
The TeenBookCon mission is to celebrate and promote reading by connecting teens with authors.
Speakers included keynoter Sharon Draper and:
- Cynthia Leitich Smith
- Beth Fantaskey
- Marjetta Geerling
- Jon Skovron
- Judson Roberts
- Jimmy Gownley
- George O’Connor
- Terry Moore
- Gayle Forman
- The Fillbach brothers
- Elizabeth Eulberg
- Paula Morris
Here’s a peek at the festivities!
The event opened with a Friday evening reception for the author/illustrator speakers and the event committee at Blue Willow Bookshop, a tremendously warm and charming indie store!
Here’s Greg with author pal Marjetta Geerling from Florida.
Here’s one of the Fillbach brothers–illustrators may have an advantage at such things.
But first, let me draw attention to Elizabeth Eulberg‘s books.
Huge thanks to all the sponsors and committee members, especially everyone at Blue Willow, and the rock-star librarians! This was a first-rate event! Authors, if you’re invited in the future–go! You’ll love it. I know I did!
I tend not to run photos of kids for the obvious security/permissions reasons, but attendance was excellent (over 400), especially considering that this was a first-time event.