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What else is going on?

Started by SarahEllen Hickle. Last reply by Taneka Dixon Aug 28, 2012. 1 Reply

I'd like to know more about what's going on besides the panels, presentations, and programs.  Will there be a vendor and exhibition hall?  What are the receptions like?Continue

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Comment by Meg Anastasi on October 16, 2012 at 1:39pm

I would like to know this, too. Will there be exhibitions (in other words should I bring my big book bag?)? Should I tempt my teens with the possibility of ARCs?? Will we be able to mingle with the authors at any point?

Comment by Kate Pickett on October 19, 2012 at 2:36pm

There will not be a vendor exhibit per se, but there will be opportunities for galleys as well as autographs.  I don't know yet what authors will have galleys and be doing signings but be sure to attend the Book Blitz on Saturday night after the last session!

-Kate McNair, YA Literature Symposium 2012 Taskforce Chair

Comment by joan callen on October 23, 2012 at 4:21pm

This is really my second time attending the YALSA Symposium but it has been a few years. I was also wondering what the receptions will be like and what time the Friday night event will be. 

Comment by Selene Castrovilla on October 26, 2012 at 7:48pm

You will be able to get several free books at the Book Blitz on Saturday night. I am one of the authors giving away signed books. I also have some tiny rubber chickens I give out, just to make people smile :) Looking forward to meeting everyone. I will be around on Friday night and would love to hang out and talk literature. Writing is lonely - I love getting out once in a while :)

Comment by Nicole Mills on April 11, 2014 at 5:56pm

Off the book subject here, does the YA Lit Symposium have childcare on site?  I know Annual Conferences do, wasn't sure about this one.  Hoping to attend, but this will be a deciding factor for me.

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