Thursday, May 13, 2010

TBF Updates

Hey Readers,

There are only 41 hours until the Fifth Annual Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival. WOW! Can you believe how fast this year went? I feel like last year’s festival was only a few months ago, but in actuality, it was more than a year ago! 

A few quick updates on the festival: unfortunately, Patrick Jones and Kay Cassidy will be unable to join us for this year’s festival. We apologize for the cancellations, but we hope that you will attend some of our other authors’ presentations, instead!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with how the day works, I thought I’d go quickly through the schedule. 

Our authors will arrive at 9 a.m. (in style, by limo!) and we welcome the public to come and watch the authors walk the red carpet and see their Hollywood-inspired stars. 

At 9:15, the gym (in the Shults Center) will be open and TBF merchandise, books, and more will be for sale. Shop ‘til you drop while you wait for the opening panel to begin.

The opening panel will begin at 10:15. All of our authors will answer questions about their books, their lives, and their teenage years. The opening panel is ALWAYS a good time. :)

Then, at 11:45, our author breakout sessions will begin. There are four breakout sessions scheduled and authors will present at three of the four. Programs handed out the day of the schedule will give the details as to when each author is presenting. Attend three out of four sessions and take a lunch break, or skip lunch (or brown bag it) and get to see four breakout sessions!

Then, at 3:30, our authors will all gather in the gym to sign autographs. Have them sign books, your program, your TBF teeshirt, whatever! 

Got questions about TBF and how the day will run? Leave me a comment! I’ll be checking back every few hours …

I can’t wait to meet you, readers, at the Festival. I’ll be in a purple teeshirt and I’ll have a name tag, so if you happen to see me, please stop by and introduce yourself!

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