2016 Colorado Teen Book Con

Tattered Cover is excited to present the inaugural Colorado Teen Book Con! Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:45 pm at Littleton High School in Littleton, CO. Mark your calendars!

This is a full day event with two keynote presentations, a bunch of author panels, and a big author signing party at the end of the day. And food trucks. Of course, food trucks. Books will be for sale throughout the day.

This event, open exclusively to teens, is free, but you must register.

 

REGISTER NOW!

EVENT FLYER: Download the full-color 8.5" x 11" event flyer. Help spread the word to teens!

 

Schedule

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Littleton High School: 199 E Littleton Blvd, Littleton, CO 80121

9am - 4:45am

  • 9am - 9:30am:                 Check-In & Badge Pick-Up at Welcome/Registration Desk MAIN LOBBY
  • 9:30am – 10:15am:         Author Introductions & Opening Keynote AUDITORIUM
  • 10:15am – 10:30am:       BREAK (Bookstore open; NORTH GYM Upper Level)
  • 10:30am – 11:15am:       Breakout Panels #1 (Choose 1 of 4 panels) PANEL #1: AUDITORIUM, PANEL #2: FORUM, PANEL #3: LIBRARY, PANEL #4: SOUTH GYM
  • 11:15am – 11:30am:       BREAK (Bookstore open; NORTH GYM Upper Level)
  • 11:30am – 12:15pm:       Breakout Panels #2 (Choose 1 of 4 panels) PANEL #1: AUDITORIUM, PANEL #2: FORUM, PANEL #3: LIBRARY, PANEL #4: SOUTH GYM
  • 12:15pm – 1:15pm:         LUNCH – Food Trucks (Bookstore open) CAFETERIA & OUTSIDE
  • 1:15pm – 2pm:                Breakout Panels #3 (Choose 1 of 4 panels) PANEL #1: AUDITORIUM, PANEL #2: FORUM, PANEL #3: LIBRARY, PANEL #4: SOUTH GYM
  • 2pm – 2:15pm:                BREAK (Bookstore open; NORTH GYM Upper Level)
  • 2:15pm – 3pm:                Closing Keynote AUDITORIUM
  • 3pm – 3:15pm:                BREAK (Bookstore open; NORTH GYM Upper Level)
  • 3:15pm – 4:45pm:           Great Big Book Signing (Bookstore open) NORTH GYM Lower Level

 

Food Trucks

See which food trucks will be joining us and view their menus!

Volunteer Opportunities

This event is open only to teens. If you're a librarian or educator, we have volunteer opportunities! You'll get to see most of the program this way. If interested, please email Kristen Gilligan. PLEASE NOTE: We have had overwhelming interest in volunteering and are full at this time. However, please add your name to our waiting list by emailing Kristen Gilligan as plans change and spaces could open up.

Librarians & Educators

While teens are already registering individually, we wanted to give you an opportunity to bring teens from your school or public library in groups. Whether a book club, writing club, or some other gathering of literary students, we know that some of you would like to bring groups of kids. With that in mind, we've created this special registration form for you to use.

Simply list the names of the students you're going to bring. If you need to use a placeholder, that's fine, but please only secure places for the number of students you are confident will attend. We expect this event to be fully subscribed. (We're capping attendance at 500.) Please also include the name of one chaperone -- if needed -- from your school, and note who the chaperone is. (We cannot accommodate more than one. Chaperones are not required.) 

And of course, feel free to promote the individual registration page to your students or teen patrons. 

YA Author Happy Hour (21+ - there's alcohol)

Friday, October 14, 2016 at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove (7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120) 7pm - 8:30pm For all of you non-teen readers of YA fiction, don't worry, we've got you covered! The night before Teen Book Con, those same authors are joining us at the Tattered Cover Aspen Grove for a private, adults-only author party. This is your chance to meet your favorite authors, get a book (or two, or five) signed, and meet other adult readers of YA Fiction. Check out the complete author line-up below. Party food and wine provided by our friends at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Beer provided by Fiction Beer Company. The $10.00 ticket price includes admission for one person to the party, party snacks, wine and beer, and $10.00 off the purchase of books at the event. You must be 21 or older to attend, and ID will be required. The bookstore will be closed for this very exclusive reception, so a ticket is required. Purchase a ticket here.

Announcement Emails

 

Author Line-Up

Opening Keynote: Danielle Paige (Stealing Snow)

Closing Keynote: Scott Westerfeld (Swarm)

PANEL #1: When Worlds Collide (Room: AUDITORIUM)

Some truly stellar YA novels see characters crossing from one reality to another -- dream states to waking states, future to past, parallel dimensions. Hear the process by which these authors create these worlds, and how they manage characters through multiple realities.

AUTHORS: 

 

PANEL #2: Bad-Ass Heroines (Room: FORUM)

Young adult literature has a long tradition of presenting us with strong female characters. Whether they're in chainmail or in blue jeans, these characters show strength in the face of adversity. Meet the minds behind some of today's most compelling women warriors.

AUTHORS: 

 

PANEL #3: Love, Adversity & Life (Room: LIBRARY)

Great characters in teen fiction overcome adversity to find love. This panel will discuss how love and adversity were necessary ingredients for their novels.

AUTHORS:  

 

PANEL #4: Scary, Creepy & Weird... Oh My! (Room: SOUTH GYM)

Murder, mayem, mystery, and horror abound in this panel featuing writers of bone-chilling stories.

AUTHORS: 

 

The Books!

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Swarm Cover Image
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Published: Simon Pulse - September 27th, 2016

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Stealing Snow Cover Image
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - September 20th, 2016

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Signs of You Cover Image
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Published: Soho Teen - July 19th, 2016

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Two Summers Cover Image
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Published: Point - April 26th, 2016

Flying Cover Image
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Published: Tor Teen - July 19th, 2016

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume Two: Empire Decayed Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

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Duplicity Cover Image
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Night Speed Cover Image
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 3rd, 2016

Queen of Hearts Cover Image
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Published: Harper Teen - May 3rd, 2016

Goldenhand Cover Image
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Published: HarperCollins - October 4th, 2016

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The Catalyst: The Wars of Angels Book One Cover Image
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 11th, 2016

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The Forgetting Cover Image
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 13th, 2016

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Boys of Summer Cover Image
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Published: Simon Pulse - April 5th, 2016

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In Case You Missed It Cover Image
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 11th, 2016

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This Raging Light Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544534292
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - December 22nd, 2015

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The Sun Is Also a Star Cover Image
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Published: Delacorte Press - November 1st, 2016

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Our Chemical Hearts Cover Image
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

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Take the Fall Cover Image
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Labyrinth Lost Cover Image
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The Steep and Thorny Way Cover Image
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Ghostly Echoes: A Jackaby Novel Cover Image
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A Taste for Monsters Cover Image
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