2017 Colorado Teen Book Con

Presented by Tattered Cover Book Store

(For info on the 2016 Colorado Teen Book Con, click here.)

QUICK LINKS: What is the the Colorado Teen Book Con?  *  YA Author Happy Hour *  Volunteer Opportunities for Current School Educators & Public Librarians *  Be a Chaperone and Bring a Group of Students!  *  Food Trucks   *  Author Line-Up

What is the the Colorado Teen Book Con? 


A full day event exclusively for teens with two keynote presentations, a bunch of author panels, a special writing workshop, a special panel with local literary agents, and a big author signing party at the end of the day. Books will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Join Tattered Cover as we present 20+ of your fave teen authors...

You meet them. 

You hear them speak.

You talk to them. 

You get lots of books signed.

Snap some selfies with them. 

And food trucks. Of course, food trucks.

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

DATE: Saturday, November 4, 2017

TIME: TBD, but all day

LOCATION: Littleton High School (199 East Littleton Blvd, Littleton, CO 80121)



YA Author Happy Hour (21+ there's alcohol)
Friday, November 3, 2017 at Tattered Cover Colfax (2526 East Colfax Avenue) from 7pm - 8:30pm

The Colorado Teen Book Con is exclusively for teens, but don't fret -- we have something very special for you! 

Once again, we'll be hosting the Colorado Teen Book Con's YA Author Happy Hour ! It was such an incredible event last year and we have a lot more amazingness planned for this year. 21+ over YA fans: don't miss this!

The night before the Colorado Teen Book Con, these same authors are joining us for a private, adults-only author party. This is your chance to meet and mingle with your favorite YA authors, get a book (or two, or five) signed, and meet other adult readers of YA fiction. We even close the store! Libations and party food provided. The authors' books will be available for purchase. Your event ticket cost includes a $10 coupon towards the purchase of one of these books that evening! You must be 21 or older to attend, and ID will be required. The bookstore will be closed for this very exclusive event, so a ticket is required.

WHEN: Friday, November 3, 2017 from 7pm - 8:30pm

WHERE: Tattered Cover Colfax (2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206)

COST: $20 (Your event ticket cost includes a $10 coupon towards the purchase of one of these books that evening!)

BUY A TICKET: This event is limited to 300 attendees and sells out FAST. Please be sure to get your ticket now!



Volunteer Opportunities for Current School Educators & Public Librarians

The Colorado Teen Book Con is open only to teens. However, if you're a current school educators or public librarian, we have volunteer opportunities! You'll get to see most of the program this way.

Volunteering will include things like room minders, help at the registration/welcome desk, help with line management at the book signing, author escorts, etc. Things along those lines.

Register to Volunteer Now!

Be a Chaperone and Bring a Group of Students!

While teens can register individually, we wanted to give current school educator and public librarians an opportunity to bring teens. 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. 

To be eligible to be a chaperone, you must bring at least 5 students.

TO REGISTER: You can use the regular registration form. If you don't know the names of the students yet, you can use "TBD" in the First Name and Last Name fields, but please only secure places for the students you are confident will attend. We expect this event to be fully subscribed. (We're capping attendance at 500.) 

And of course, feel free to promote the 2017 Colorado Teen Book Con to your students or teen patrons. We'll also have a fun PDF soon that you can print and post.

Food Trucks

Food truck names and menus TBD.

Author Line-Up


Fun and antics follow Maggie. And she's agreed to keynote our 2017 Colorado Teen Book Con! You never know what'll happen at one of her presentations... Bring it, Maggie! 

Who is Maggie? "I am Maggie Stiefvater. I write books. Some are about dead Welsh kings. Some are about werewolf nookie. Some are about neither. I have been a wedding musician, a technical editor, a portrait artist, and, for several fraught weeks, a waitress. I play several musical instruments (most infamously, the bagpipes), I still make art, and I recently acquired and unacquired a race car. I live in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia with my husband, my two children, some cows, three dogs who fart recreationally, a criminally insane cat, an interminable number of miniature silky fainting goats, and one 1973 Camaro named Loki. I like things that go."

Maggie's forthcoming book, All the Crooked Saints is fantastic. Odd, magical, mysterious and brilliant. The sentence structure alone moves this novel to the top of the class. Suggestive of Neil Gaiman's American Gods.

Keynote: DAVID LEVITHAN in conversation with Bill Konigsberg and Billy Merrell

 Who is David? David Levithan is an American children's book editor at Scholastic Press and award-winning author. "I find it downright baffling to write about myself, which is why I’m considering it somewhat cruel and usual to have to write this brief bio and to update it now and then. The factual approach (born ’72, Brown ’94, first book ’03) seems a bit dry, while the emotional landscape (happy childhood, happy adolescence – give or take a few poems – and happy adulthood so far) sounds horribly well-adjusted. When not writing during spare hours on weekends, I am a publisher and editorial director at Scholastic, and the founding editor of the PUSH imprint, which is devoted to finding new voices and new authors in teen literature. (Check it out at www.thisispush.com for a full list.) Among the authors I’ve edited and/or published under the Scholastic Press imprint are Suzanne Collins, Maggie Stiefvater, Ann M. Martin, Garth Nix, Patrick Carman, Natalie Standiford, Alice Hoffman, Gordon Korman, M. T. Anderson, Blake Nelson, Cecil Castellucci, and many, many other awesome writers."

David's most recent book, co-authored with Nina LaCour, You Know Me Well is solid. Delightfully emotional, fast-paced and poetic. It's about listening to your heart, but trusting your head.



 BILL KONIGSBERG: Bill Konigsberg is the author of Openly Straight, which won the SCBWI Sid Fleischman Award for Humor and was named to the YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults list; The Porcupine of Truth, which won the Stonewall Book Award and was named a Booklist Editors' Choice selection; and Out of the Pocket, which won the Lambda Literary Award. Bill was also an award-winning sports writer for ESPN.com and The Associated Press. Bill lives in Chandler, Arizona, with his husband, Chuck.


 BILLY MERRELL: Billy Merrell is the author of Talking in the Dark, a poetry memoir published when he was twenty-one, and is the co-editor (with David Levithan) of The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities, which received a Lambda Literary Award. Merrell is also a contributor to the New York Times bestselling series Spirit Animals, and has published fiction, poetry, and translations in various journals and anthologies. Born in 1982, he grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, and received his MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. He now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his husband, author Nico Medina.


In aplhabetical order...


 Amalie Howard with Alpha Goddess



 Ashlee Cowles with Beneath Wandering Stars



 Bill Konigsberg with Honestly Ben



 Billy Merrell with Vanilla



 Brenna Yovanoff with Places No One Knows



 Brigid Kemmerer with More Then We Can Tell



 Denise Vega with Rock On



 Donna Cooner with Worthy



 Emily Suvada with This Mortal Coil



 Emmy Laybourne with Berserker



 Jeff Zentner with Goodbye Days



 Jessica Brody with In Some Other Life



 Katie Cotugno with Top Ten 



 Kiersten White with Now I Rise



 Melanie Crowder with An Uninterrupted View of the Sky



 Renee Collins with Remember Me Always



 Sandhya Menon with When Dimple Met Rishi



 Scott Bergstrom with The Cruelty



 Scott Reintgen with Nyxia



 Shaun David Hutchinson with Feral Youth



 SJ Kincaid with The Empress



 Veronica Rossi with Seeker


ABOUT Seeker
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi's new fantasy adventure in the Rider series -- Seeker. When Daryn claimed she was seeing “visions” during her sophomore year of high school, no one believed the truth. She wasn’t losing her mind, she was gaining the Sight—the ability to see the future. If she just paid attention to the visions, they’d provide her with clues and show her how she could help people. Really help them. Daryn embraced her role as a Seeker. The work she did was important. She saved lives. Until Sebastian. Sebastian was her first—and worst—mistake. Since the moment she inadvertently sealed him in a dark dimension with Samrael—the last surviving demon in the Kindred—guilt has plagued her. Daryn knows Sebastian is alive and waiting for help. It’s up to her to rescue him. But now that she needs the Sight more than ever to guide her, the visions have stopped. Daryn must rely on her instincts, her intelligence, and on blind faith to lead the riders who are counting on her in search of Sebastian. As they delve into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems and where Samrael is steadily amassing power, Daryn faces the ultimate test. Will she have to become evil to destroy evil? The very fate of humankind rests in the answer.

VERONICA ROSSI is a New York Times bestselling author of fiction for young adults, including the Under the Never Sky trilogy. She completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons. When not writing, she enjoys reading, painting, and counting down the minutes until she can get back to making up stories about imaginary people.