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Friday, June 28
 

10:00am

How to Internet!

Flame wars, comments, sock puppets, trolls, and spoilers . . . oh my! Many YA authors are online, and many YA readers are online. What are the rules? Are there any? Do you feed the trolls? How can we all best communicate? This panel intends to fix the internet . . . or at least reduce your therapy bills.



Moderators
MJ

Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of ten YA novels (including SUITE SCARLETT, SCARLETT FEVER, 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES, THE NAME OF THE STAR, and THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH). She has also done many collaborative works, such as Let It Snow (with John Green and Lauren... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hank Green

Hank Green

Hank is the executive producer and co-creator of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  He also serves as editor and post supervisor. Hank is one of the most active and prolific leaders of a new generation of Web entrepreneurs and personalities. With more than half a million subscribers, he... Read More →
avatar for Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the author of the young-adult works The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, whose sequel Game was recently released. A Leaky first-timer, Barry graduated with a degree in English from Yale University. He worked in the comic book industry... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins is the author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and soon Isla and the Happily Ever After, which comes out this fall. This will be her third LeakyCon after joining us for LeakyCon 2011 and 2012. She is married to Wizard Rocker Jarrod of Gred... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater

After a tumultuous past as a history major, calligraphy instructor, wedding musician, technical editor, and equestrian artist, Maggie Stiefvater is now a full-time writer living in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, four neurotic... Read More →
avatar for Kate Schafer Testerman

Kate Schafer Testerman

Agent Kate Schafter Testerman's clients include Maureen Johnson, Ellen Booraem, Stephanie Perkins, Ransom Riggs, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Josie Bloss, and Matthew Cody, among other exciting and acclaimed authors. Kate is a graduate of the University of Delaware’s Honors Program, a former cast member of the New York Renaissan... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Portland 256/257/258

10:00am

“This isn’t a kissing book, is it?” What we talk about when we talk about romance

What’s the deal with romance, anyway? Why is it so appealing to some, and cooties to others? What’s the difference between love stories and romances (or is there one?). Why does romance as a genre get dismissed so often? This panel’s relationship status is, “It’s complicated.”


Moderators
avatar for E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart writes books for kids, young adults, and grown ups too. She’s the author of National Book Award finalist Disreputable History, as well as her most recent novel, Real Live Boyfriends. She also co-wrote How to Be Bad with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. Emily grew... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Coe Booth

Coe Booth

Coe Booth was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from college, she worked with teenagers and families in crisis, which inspired her first novel, Tyrell, which won the LA Times Book Prize. Her other books for teenagers include Kendra and Bronxwood. Coe lives in the... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer is the New York Times bestselling author of the werewolf-centric Nightshade trilogy. She most recently released the prequel, Rise. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota, and when she isn’t writing, she does yoga and pairs her books with playlists... Read More →
avatar for David Levithan

David Levithan

David Levithan is the author of Boy Meets Boy and, most recently, Every Day and Invisibility (co-written with Andrea Cremer). He is the co-author of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which in 2008 was adapted into a film starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. He also co-wrote... Read More →
avatar for Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and, at 24, became the youngest-ever – and first female – columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. Though her first novel, Attachments, is set in a newsroom, it couldn’t be less of a true... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Portland 252/253

11:00am

Authors Acting Badly (*except for Amber and Anthony)

Your favorite authors act out your favorite scenes from your favorite books in a live reader’s theater. They’ve got no time to rehearse, no experience on stage*, no idea whatsoever what they’re doing…what could happen? (Answer: Anything.)


Moderators
avatar for David Levithan

David Levithan

David Levithan is the author of Boy Meets Boy and, most recently, Every Day and Invisibility (co-written with Andrea Cremer). He is the co-author of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which in 2008 was adapted into a film starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. He also co-wrote... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amber Benson

Amber Benson

Amber Benson co-wrote and directed the animated web-series Ghosts of Albion for the BBC along with Christopher Golden. The duo then novelized the series in two books for Random House. Amber's first solo novel, "Death's Daughter," was published by Penguin in 2009 with a children's... Read More →
avatar for E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart writes books for kids, young adults, and grown ups too. She’s the author of National Book Award finalist Disreputable History, as well as her most recent novel, Real Live Boyfriends. She also co-wrote How to Be Bad with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. Emily grew... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Rapp

Anthony Rapp

While best known for originating the character of Mark Cohen (off-screen and on) in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, Anthony is also a writer, musician, activist, humanitarian and director. Anthony made his Broadway debut in 1981 in a musical based on The Little Prince. Since then... Read More →
avatar for Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and, at 24, became the youngest-ever – and first female – columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. Though her first novel, Attachments, is set in a newsroom, it couldn’t be less of a true... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Portland 256/257/258

11:00am

Making &%@$ up: The Art of Fantasy

Wizards, vampires, werewolves, cannibalistic sea horses...the magical creatures of YA are so terrifyingly (and/or swooningly) real that it’s sometimes hard to believe they don’t exist. What does it take to create a magic system or a supernatural menagerie? Where do you even start, when you’re creating an entire fantastical universe from scratch? Is this panel really happening, or did you just imagine it?


Moderators
avatar for Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo, who is joining us for her first LeakyCon, is the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow and Bone, the first book in The Grisha Trilogy. The second book, Siege and Storm, will be released on June 4. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer writes young adult novels featuring vampires and other fantastic things. She didn’t start trying to publish until after she had married and had a baby, but she is now the author of the New York Times bestselling The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod and The Slayer Chronicles. “Auntie... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer is the New York Times bestselling author of the werewolf-centric Nightshade trilogy. She most recently released the prequel, Rise. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota, and when she isn’t writing, she does yoga and pairs her books with playlists... Read More →
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians, likened to an adult Harry Potter by the New York Times, and the sequel The Magician King. Lev is a journalist and writes for Time as a book critic and lead technology writer. He has also written for The... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater

After a tumultuous past as a history major, calligraphy instructor, wedding musician, technical editor, and equestrian artist, Maggie Stiefvater is now a full-time writer living in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, four neurotic... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Portland 252/253

12:00pm

Fear and Loathing in the Writing Process: How to stop worrying and learn to love the terror
This panel was pitched by the winner of our “pitch a panel” contest. How do you get over that fear of putting yourself down on the page…and then showing it to other people? How do you overcome all those feelings that prevent you from starting or finishing? What’s it like once the work is out in the world and people comment on it? What are we all SO AFRAID OF?

Moderators
RW

Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman is the author of The Waking Dark, The Book of Blood and Shadow, the Cold Awakening trilogy, and several other books for children and teens. (Maybe you caught the TV miniseries adaptation of her Seven Deadly Sins series... and if you haven’t, you’re missing out... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amber Benson

Amber Benson

Amber Benson co-wrote and directed the animated web-series Ghosts of Albion for the BBC along with Christopher Golden. The duo then novelized the series in two books for Random House. Amber's first solo novel, "Death's Daughter," was published by Penguin in 2009 with a children's... Read More →
avatar for Coe Booth

Coe Booth

Coe Booth was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from college, she worked with teenagers and families in crisis, which inspired her first novel, Tyrell, which won the LA Times Book Prize. Her other books for teenagers include Kendra and Bronxwood. Coe lives in the... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins is the author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and soon Isla and the Happily Ever After, which comes out this fall. This will be her third LeakyCon after joining us for LeakyCon 2011 and 2012. She is married to Wizard Rocker Jarrod of Gred... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Rapp

Anthony Rapp

While best known for originating the character of Mark Cohen (off-screen and on) in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, Anthony is also a writer, musician, activist, humanitarian and director. Anthony made his Broadway debut in 1981 in a musical based on The Little Prince. Since then... Read More →
avatar for Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is the author of the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, which is currently in preproduction for a film with Universal Studios. She has a degree in English from UC Berkeley and studied illustration at California... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Portland 252/253

12:00pm

Is All Fiction Fan-Fiction?

Until a little while ago, publishing didn’t even acknowledge fanfiction. It was hidden away, like Rochester’s wife in the attic. But with the publication of books such as 50 Shades of Gray, which is based on Twilight fanfiction, the topic is now at the fore. But . . . is all fiction fanfiction of a kind? What are tropes, retellings, and archetypes? What makes a story originally? What’s the difference between good plotting and formula? This panel ships you.


Moderators
avatar for Kate Schafer Testerman

Kate Schafer Testerman

Agent Kate Schafter Testerman's clients include Maureen Johnson, Ellen Booraem, Stephanie Perkins, Ransom Riggs, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Josie Bloss, and Matthew Cody, among other exciting and acclaimed authors. Kate is a graduate of the University of Delaware’s Honors Program, a former cast member of the New York Renaissan... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians, likened to an adult Harry Potter by the New York Times, and the sequel The Magician King. Lev is a journalist and writes for Time as a book critic and lead technology writer. He has also written for The... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Klein

Cheryl is the senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.). In her book Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults, Cheryl leads readers to discover what must be done to polish a manuscript... Read More →
avatar for Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the author of the young-adult works The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, whose sequel Game was recently released. A Leaky first-timer, Barry graduated with a degree in English from Yale University. He worked in the comic book industry... Read More →
avatar for Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and, at 24, became the youngest-ever – and first female – columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. Though her first novel, Attachments, is set in a newsroom, it couldn’t be less of a true... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Portland 256/257/258

1:00pm

How Books Saved Me

Let’s talk troubles. We’ve all got them: Readers, writers, and most definitely characters. (Pro tip: If you want a happy, uneventful, well-adjusted life, do not live in a book.) Reading and writing can be an escape from the real world, or they can be a field trip straight into your darkest pain. This panel offers straight talk on how sometimes writing hurts…and how it can make life hurt less. 


Moderators
RW

Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman is the author of The Waking Dark, The Book of Blood and Shadow, the Cold Awakening trilogy, and several other books for children and teens. (Maybe you caught the TV miniseries adaptation of her Seven Deadly Sins series... and if you haven’t, you’re missing out... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo, who is joining us for her first LeakyCon, is the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow and Bone, the first book in The Grisha Trilogy. The second book, Siege and Storm, will be released on June 4. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins is the author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and soon Isla and the Happily Ever After, which comes out this fall. This will be her third LeakyCon after joining us for LeakyCon 2011 and 2012. She is married to Wizard Rocker Jarrod of Gred... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Rapp

Anthony Rapp

While best known for originating the character of Mark Cohen (off-screen and on) in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, Anthony is also a writer, musician, activist, humanitarian and director. Anthony made his Broadway debut in 1981 in a musical based on The Little Prince. Since then... Read More →
avatar for Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is the author of the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, which is currently in preproduction for a film with Universal Studios. She has a degree in English from UC Berkeley and studied illustration at California... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Portland 256/257/258

1:00pm

What’s It Like Being a Writer?

A day in the life of a writer: champagne, caviar, yacht trips, glamorous parties with glamorous people, capped off by a couple hours of effortless creative inspiration…right? This panel gets down and dirty (maybe literally, for those of us with imminent deadlines and no time to shower) about true daily life of a writer: the procrastination, the perks, the pots of coffee, and most especially, the pajamas. 



Moderators
avatar for Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer is the New York Times bestselling author of the werewolf-centric Nightshade trilogy. She most recently released the prequel, Rise. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota, and when she isn’t writing, she does yoga and pairs her books with playlists... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amber Benson

Amber Benson

Amber Benson co-wrote and directed the animated web-series Ghosts of Albion for the BBC along with Christopher Golden. The duo then novelized the series in two books for Random House. Amber's first solo novel, "Death's Daughter," was published by Penguin in 2009 with a children's... Read More →
avatar for Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer writes young adult novels featuring vampires and other fantastic things. She didn’t start trying to publish until after she had married and had a baby, but she is now the author of the New York Times bestselling The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod and The Slayer Chronicles. “Auntie... Read More →
avatar for Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is a young adult novelist and author of Ball Don’t Lie, which was adapted into a film starring Ludacris, Nick Cannon and Emilie de Ravin. His most recent work was the illustrated A Nation’s Hope-The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis. Matt attended the University... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Portland 252/253

2:00pm

Is YA Lit “Literature”?

Some schools teach modern YA lit alongside The Great Gatsby and Catcher in the Rye; some teachers wouldn’t be caught dead saying the words “Young Adult.” You can now get an MFA in YA writing…unless you go to one of the top MFA programs in the country, where they say “that’s not real writing.” But what is “real” writing? What is literature, and what makes a book “literary”? What does it mean that half the audience for YA is over 18? And what are you supposed to say to your teachers/parents/friends when they tell you drop the kid stuff and try a “grown-up” book? (Other than “#$&@ you!”)


Moderators
RW

Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman is the author of The Waking Dark, The Book of Blood and Shadow, the Cold Awakening trilogy, and several other books for children and teens. (Maybe you caught the TV miniseries adaptation of her Seven Deadly Sins series... and if you haven’t, you’re missing out... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Coe Booth

Coe Booth

Coe Booth was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from college, she worked with teenagers and families in crisis, which inspired her first novel, Tyrell, which won the LA Times Book Prize. Her other books for teenagers include Kendra and Bronxwood. Coe lives in the... Read More →
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians, likened to an adult Harry Potter by the New York Times, and the sequel The Magician King. Lev is a journalist and writes for Time as a book critic and lead technology writer. He has also written for The... Read More →
avatar for David Levithan

David Levithan

David Levithan is the author of Boy Meets Boy and, most recently, Every Day and Invisibility (co-written with Andrea Cremer). He is the co-author of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which in 2008 was adapted into a film starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. He also co-wrote... Read More →
avatar for E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart writes books for kids, young adults, and grown ups too. She’s the author of National Book Award finalist Disreputable History, as well as her most recent novel, Real Live Boyfriends. She also co-wrote How to Be Bad with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. Emily grew... Read More →
avatar for Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is the author of the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, which is currently in preproduction for a film with Universal Studios. She has a degree in English from UC Berkeley and studied illustration at California... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Portland 252/253

2:00pm

The Cover-Up: The secret message of YA book covers

Let’s be honest: We all judge books by their covers. And publishers know it. Which is why books get the covers they do—because publishers are judging readers by the covers they’ll buy. What does that mean for books? How and why does a book get a “boy cover” or a “girl cover”—and what’s the difference? Why is this anything we should care about…and how is it something we can fix?


Moderators
MJ

Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of ten YA novels (including SUITE SCARLETT, SCARLETT FEVER, 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES, THE NAME OF THE STAR, and THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH). She has also done many collaborative works, such as Let It Snow (with John Green and Lauren... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Klein

Cheryl is the senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.). In her book Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults, Cheryl leads readers to discover what must be done to polish a manuscript... Read More →
avatar for Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the author of the young-adult works The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, whose sequel Game was recently released. A Leaky first-timer, Barry graduated with a degree in English from Yale University. He worked in the comic book industry... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins is the author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and soon Isla and the Happily Ever After, which comes out this fall. This will be her third LeakyCon after joining us for LeakyCon 2011 and 2012. She is married to Wizard Rocker Jarrod of Gred... Read More →
avatar for Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is a young adult novelist and author of Ball Don’t Lie, which was adapted into a film starring Ludacris, Nick Cannon and Emilie de Ravin. His most recent work was the illustrated A Nation’s Hope-The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis. Matt attended the University... Read More →
avatar for Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and, at 24, became the youngest-ever – and first female – columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. Though her first novel, Attachments, is set in a newsroom, it couldn’t be less of a true... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Portland 256/257/258

3:00pm

Leaky Lit Signing
Please note only those with Lit tickets are allowed into these lines! There will be multiple lines with authors, and you should prioritize those authors that you most want to meet based on these lines.  It is unlikely that everyone will be able to have an autograph from every author.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo, who is joining us for her first LeakyCon, is the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow and Bone, the first book in The Grisha Trilogy. The second book, Siege and Storm, will be released on June 4. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated... Read More →
avatar for Coe Booth

Coe Booth

Coe Booth was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from college, she worked with teenagers and families in crisis, which inspired her first novel, Tyrell, which won the LA Times Book Prize. Her other books for teenagers include Kendra and Bronxwood. Coe lives in the... Read More →
avatar for Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer writes young adult novels featuring vampires and other fantastic things. She didn’t start trying to publish until after she had married and had a baby, but she is now the author of the New York Times bestselling The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod and The Slayer Chronicles. “Auntie... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer is the New York Times bestselling author of the werewolf-centric Nightshade trilogy. She most recently released the prequel, Rise. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota, and when she isn’t writing, she does yoga and pairs her books with playlists... Read More →
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians, likened to an adult Harry Potter by the New York Times, and the sequel The Magician King. Lev is a journalist and writes for Time as a book critic and lead technology writer. He has also written for The... Read More →
MJ

Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of ten YA novels (including SUITE SCARLETT, SCARLETT FEVER, 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES, THE NAME OF THE STAR, and THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH). She has also done many collaborative works, such as Let It Snow (with John Green and Lauren... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Klein

Cheryl is the senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.). In her book Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults, Cheryl leads readers to discover what must be done to polish a manuscript... Read More →
avatar for David Levithan

David Levithan

David Levithan is the author of Boy Meets Boy and, most recently, Every Day and Invisibility (co-written with Andrea Cremer). He is the co-author of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which in 2008 was adapted into a film starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. He also co-wrote... Read More →
avatar for E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart writes books for kids, young adults, and grown ups too. She’s the author of National Book Award finalist Disreputable History, as well as her most recent novel, Real Live Boyfriends. She also co-wrote How to Be Bad with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. Emily grew... Read More →
avatar for Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the author of the young-adult works The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, whose sequel Game was recently released. A Leaky first-timer, Barry graduated with a degree in English from Yale University. He worked in the comic book industry... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins is the author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and soon Isla and the Happily Ever After, which comes out this fall. This will be her third LeakyCon after joining us for LeakyCon 2011 and 2012. She is married to Wizard Rocker Jarrod of Gred... Read More →
avatar for Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is a young adult novelist and author of Ball Don’t Lie, which was adapted into a film starring Ludacris, Nick Cannon and Emilie de Ravin. His most recent work was the illustrated A Nation’s Hope-The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis. Matt attended the University... Read More →
avatar for Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and, at 24, became the youngest-ever – and first female – columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. Though her first novel, Attachments, is set in a newsroom, it couldn’t be less of a true... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater

After a tumultuous past as a history major, calligraphy instructor, wedding musician, technical editor, and equestrian artist, Maggie Stiefvater is now a full-time writer living in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, four neurotic... Read More →
avatar for Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is the author of the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, which is currently in preproduction for a film with Universal Studios. She has a degree in English from UC Berkeley and studied illustration at California... Read More →
RW

Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman is the author of The Waking Dark, The Book of Blood and Shadow, the Cold Awakening trilogy, and several other books for children and teens. (Maybe you caught the TV miniseries adaptation of her Seven Deadly Sins series... and if you haven’t, you’re missing out... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

5:30pm

The Lying Game

Back by popular demand! Leaky Lit stars go head to head in a game show where the best liars are the biggest winners. 


Moderators
MJ

Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of ten YA novels (including SUITE SCARLETT, SCARLETT FEVER, 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES, THE NAME OF THE STAR, and THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH). She has also done many collaborative works, such as Let It Snow (with John Green and Lauren... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo, who is joining us for her first LeakyCon, is the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow and Bone, the first book in The Grisha Trilogy. The second book, Siege and Storm, will be released on June 4. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated... Read More →
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Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians, likened to an adult Harry Potter by the New York Times, and the sequel The Magician King. Lev is a journalist and writes for Time as a book critic and lead technology writer. He has also written for The... Read More →
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David Levithan

David Levithan is the author of Boy Meets Boy and, most recently, Every Day and Invisibility (co-written with Andrea Cremer). He is the co-author of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which in 2008 was adapted into a film starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. He also co-wrote... Read More →
avatar for E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart writes books for kids, young adults, and grown ups too. She’s the author of National Book Award finalist Disreputable History, as well as her most recent novel, Real Live Boyfriends. She also co-wrote How to Be Bad with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. Emily grew... Read More →
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Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the author of the young-adult works The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, whose sequel Game was recently released. A Leaky first-timer, Barry graduated with a degree in English from Yale University. He worked in the comic book industry... Read More →
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Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins is the author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and soon Isla and the Happily Ever After, which comes out this fall. This will be her third LeakyCon after joining us for LeakyCon 2011 and 2012. She is married to Wizard Rocker Jarrod of Gred... Read More →
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Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and, at 24, became the youngest-ever – and first female – columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. Though her first novel, Attachments, is set in a newsroom, it couldn’t be less of a true... Read More →
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Maggie Stiefvater

After a tumultuous past as a history major, calligraphy instructor, wedding musician, technical editor, and equestrian artist, Maggie Stiefvater is now a full-time writer living in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, four neurotic... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Portland 256/257/258

7:00pm

LOUNGE: with Maureen and Robin

In which a very tired Maureen and Robin lounge around and talk too much, because they are tired, and say things they shouldn’t. Come casual. Get casual . . . .er.


 


Speakers
MJ

Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of ten YA novels (including SUITE SCARLETT, SCARLETT FEVER, 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES, THE NAME OF THE STAR, and THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH). She has also done many collaborative works, such as Let It Snow (with John Green and Lauren... Read More →
RW

Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman is the author of The Waking Dark, The Book of Blood and Shadow, the Cold Awakening trilogy, and several other books for children and teens. (Maybe you caught the TV miniseries adaptation of her Seven Deadly Sins series... and if you haven’t, you’re missing out... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Portland 252/253
 
Saturday, June 29
 

10:00am

Leaky Lit Signing
Please note only those with Lit tickets are allowed into these lines! There will be multiple lines with authors, and you should prioritize those authors that you most want to meet based on these lines.  It is unlikely that everyone will be able to have an autograph from every author.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo, who is joining us for her first LeakyCon, is the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow and Bone, the first book in The Grisha Trilogy. The second book, Siege and Storm, will be released on June 4. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated... Read More →
avatar for Coe Booth

Coe Booth

Coe Booth was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from college, she worked with teenagers and families in crisis, which inspired her first novel, Tyrell, which won the LA Times Book Prize. Her other books for teenagers include Kendra and Bronxwood. Coe lives in the... Read More →
avatar for Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer writes young adult novels featuring vampires and other fantastic things. She didn’t start trying to publish until after she had married and had a baby, but she is now the author of the New York Times bestselling The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod and The Slayer Chronicles. “Auntie... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer is the New York Times bestselling author of the werewolf-centric Nightshade trilogy. She most recently released the prequel, Rise. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota, and when she isn’t writing, she does yoga and pairs her books with playlists... Read More →
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians, likened to an adult Harry Potter by the New York Times, and the sequel The Magician King. Lev is a journalist and writes for Time as a book critic and lead technology writer. He has also written for The... Read More →
MJ

Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of ten YA novels (including SUITE SCARLETT, SCARLETT FEVER, 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES, THE NAME OF THE STAR, and THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH). She has also done many collaborative works, such as Let It Snow (with John Green and Lauren... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Klein

Cheryl is the senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.). In her book Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults, Cheryl leads readers to discover what must be done to polish a manuscript... Read More →
avatar for David Levithan

David Levithan

David Levithan is the author of Boy Meets Boy and, most recently, Every Day and Invisibility (co-written with Andrea Cremer). He is the co-author of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which in 2008 was adapted into a film starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. He also co-wrote... Read More →
avatar for E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart writes books for kids, young adults, and grown ups too. She’s the author of National Book Award finalist Disreputable History, as well as her most recent novel, Real Live Boyfriends. She also co-wrote How to Be Bad with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. Emily grew... Read More →
avatar for Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the author of the young-adult works The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, whose sequel Game was recently released. A Leaky first-timer, Barry graduated with a degree in English from Yale University. He worked in the comic book industry... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins is the author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and soon Isla and the Happily Ever After, which comes out this fall. This will be her third LeakyCon after joining us for LeakyCon 2011 and 2012. She is married to Wizard Rocker Jarrod of Gred... Read More →
avatar for Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is a young adult novelist and author of Ball Don’t Lie, which was adapted into a film starring Ludacris, Nick Cannon and Emilie de Ravin. His most recent work was the illustrated A Nation’s Hope-The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis. Matt attended the University... Read More →
avatar for Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and, at 24, became the youngest-ever – and first female – columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. Though her first novel, Attachments, is set in a newsroom, it couldn’t be less of a true... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater

After a tumultuous past as a history major, calligraphy instructor, wedding musician, technical editor, and equestrian artist, Maggie Stiefvater is now a full-time writer living in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, four neurotic... Read More →
avatar for Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is the author of the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, which is currently in preproduction for a film with Universal Studios. She has a degree in English from UC Berkeley and studied illustration at California... Read More →
RW

Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman is the author of The Waking Dark, The Book of Blood and Shadow, the Cold Awakening trilogy, and several other books for children and teens. (Maybe you caught the TV miniseries adaptation of her Seven Deadly Sins series... and if you haven’t, you’re missing out... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

11:00am

Publishing 101: Unlocking the Chamber of Secrets

When it comes to getting your book published (not to mention becoming an international bestselling author who collects luxury cars and owns your own private island), is there a secret to success? Authors and editors are ready to share everything they know that you don’t. 


Moderators
avatar for Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer writes young adult novels featuring vampires and other fantastic things. She didn’t start trying to publish until after she had married and had a baby, but she is now the author of the New York Times bestselling The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod and The Slayer Chronicles. “Auntie... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Coe Booth

Coe Booth

Coe Booth was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from college, she worked with teenagers and families in crisis, which inspired her first novel, Tyrell, which won the LA Times Book Prize. Her other books for teenagers include Kendra and Bronxwood. Coe lives in the... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Klein

Cheryl is the senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.). In her book Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults, Cheryl leads readers to discover what must be done to polish a manuscript... Read More →
avatar for Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is a young adult novelist and author of Ball Don’t Lie, which was adapted into a film starring Ludacris, Nick Cannon and Emilie de Ravin. His most recent work was the illustrated A Nation’s Hope-The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis. Matt attended the University... Read More →
avatar for Kate Schafer Testerman

Kate Schafer Testerman

Agent Kate Schafter Testerman's clients include Maureen Johnson, Ellen Booraem, Stephanie Perkins, Ransom Riggs, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Josie Bloss, and Matthew Cody, among other exciting and acclaimed authors. Kate is a graduate of the University of Delaware’s Honors Program, a former cast member of the New York Renaissan... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Portland 252/253

11:00am

City of Bones Footage and Cassandra Clare Interview
Sony Pictures will show us exciting new footage from the upcoming film, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and we'll see an exclusive interview with New York Times Bestselling Author Cassandra Clare, answering YOUR questions about her series! Don't miss this exciting event! ***This is the only Lit event open to the whole conference!

Moderators
MJ

Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of ten YA novels (including SUITE SCARLETT, SCARLETT FEVER, 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES, THE NAME OF THE STAR, and THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH). She has also done many collaborative works, such as Let It Snow (with John Green and Lauren... Read More →
RW

Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman is the author of The Waking Dark, The Book of Blood and Shadow, the Cold Awakening trilogy, and several other books for children and teens. (Maybe you caught the TV miniseries adaptation of her Seven Deadly Sins series... and if you haven’t, you’re missing out... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare

Before becoming a bestselling author, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York, where she worked at various entertainment magazines -- and even some rather suspect tabloids, reporting on Brad and Angelina’s world travels and Britney Spears’ wardrobe malfunctions. She started... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D

12:00pm

I Was a Teenage Writer

In which a panel of brave YA authors bring the hilariously embarrassing scribblings of their youth to light (because everyone has to start somewhere).


Moderators
avatar for E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart writes books for kids, young adults, and grown ups too. She’s the author of National Book Award finalist Disreputable History, as well as her most recent novel, Real Live Boyfriends. She also co-wrote How to Be Bad with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. Emily grew... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo, who is joining us for her first LeakyCon, is the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow and Bone, the first book in The Grisha Trilogy. The second book, Siege and Storm, will be released on June 4. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated... Read More →
avatar for Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the author of the young-adult works The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, whose sequel Game was recently released. A Leaky first-timer, Barry graduated with a degree in English from Yale University. He worked in the comic book industry... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater

After a tumultuous past as a history major, calligraphy instructor, wedding musician, technical editor, and equestrian artist, Maggie Stiefvater is now a full-time writer living in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, four neurotic... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Portland 252/253

1:30pm

The Author House Cup Tournament!

A tournament of (literary) champions! Your Leaky Lit authors like you’ve never seen them before, battling for the ultimate title. This event is too awesome to describe here.  You’ll have to see it to believe it. Trust: YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS. 


Saturday June 29, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Portland 256/257/258

3:00pm

Camp NaNoWriMo

A writing workshop with the NaNoWriMo crew. Bring your pen, paper, and creative genius. 


Saturday June 29, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Portland 252/253
 
Sunday, June 30
 

11:00am

The NaNoWRiMo Show

The NaNoWriMo crew is here to give you tips on how to get through 30 days and 50,000 words without eating your computer.


Sunday June 30, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Portland 256/257/258