We now have 4 Author Stages on the show floor—each one highlighting dynamic authors and topics. Here are handful of highlights:
Thursday, May 29:
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Where Near-future Technologies and Sci-fi Meet: Join the conversation with New York Times bestselling authors Douglas Preston (The Kraken Project) and John Scalzi (Lock In).
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Best Graphic Novels of 2014: Graphic novelists such as Jules Feiffer (Kill My Mother) will discuss the state of the graphic novel industry.
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Lidia Bastianich, best-selling author of nine cookbooks, Emmy Award-winning Public Television host, restaurateur and owner of a food and entertainment business, will discuss how she has married her two passions—family and food.
Friday, May 30:
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm The Craft of Writing and World Building: Five masters of the craft, including Brandon Mull (Five Kingdoms Series) and Scott Westerfeld (Afterworlds), will discuss constructing a fictional world and how it affects their characters.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Inside the Mystery Writer’s Studio: Get a glimpse inside the creative processes of bestselling mystery/thriller writers Brad Meltzer, Sandra Brown, Michael Koryta, Sara Blaedel and moderator Megan Abbott (Dare Me and The Fever).
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Women of Contemporary Fiction: Get a behind-the scenes look at the creative processes of bestselling novelists Liane Moriarty, Amy Bloom, Randy Susan Meyers, Susan Jane Gilman and moderator Elin Hilderbrand.
Saturday, May 31
10:00 am - 10:30 pm Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books: Industry professionals and authors such as Tonya Bolden (Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America) will share their insight.
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