A Recap on Teen Day at the RT Book Lovers Convention 2016

by Kaitlin

Although the Romantic Times Book Lover’s Convention was a while ago, I wanted to share with you all how it went! ( spoiler: it went AMAZING 😉 )

This year, the RT Book Lover’s Convention was held at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas!

To kick the day off, I went to the Giant Book Fair and met so many AMAZING authors! Being that it was my first time to the RT Book Con, it was very overwhelming! Here are some pictures:

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Me (from left to right for each column) with: Sandy Hall, Susane Colasanti, Rae Carson, Stacey Kade, Danielle Paige, Amanda Hocking, Elizabeth Briggs, Colleen Houck, and Cecelia Ahern.




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Me (from left to right for  each column) with: C. C. Hunter, CJ Redwine, Rachel Harris, Lauren Oliver, Jen Malone, Sophie Jordan, Rosamund Hodge, Julie Kagawa, and Cynthia Hand.




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I also got the opportunity to meet Jennifer L. Armentrout (& Drew Leighty), Kiera Cass, Wendy Higgins, & Alexandra Bracken! Definitely some of the highlights of my day!





After the Giant Book Fair, I went to the Epic Reads & Swoon Reads Sugar Rush Party where I saw Cecelia Ahern, Sandy Hall, Mary Pearson, and Ann Aguirre and Jenny Moyer.

Fierce Reads were giving away a goodie bag filled with some books, I got:

There was also a candy bar and  Swoon Reads spin the wheel!

Afterwards I went to the YA Fly Your Freak Flag where I saw Julie Murphy, Cindy Pon, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Zoraida Cordova, and Danielle Paige. Lauren Oliver was the moderator.



Next, I went to the YA Family Feud with Ceclia Ahern, Cinda Williams Chima, Dhonielle Clayton, Susane Colasanti, Cynthia Hand, Rosamund Jodge, Colleen Houck, Lauren Oliver, Mary Pearson, Amy Plum, Morgan Rhodes, and the moderators were Brendan Reichs and Christina Lauren.

Synopsis: “Test your knowledge of Young Adult lit in this Family Feud/trivia mash-up designed just for Teen Day! A combination of YA authors and audience volunteers form two ‘families’ and face-off in the ultimate trivia battle. Who will win? Survey says: Join us to find out!” This panel was hilarious!

Next I went to The Match Game with authors Alexandra Bracken, Rae Carson, Dana Elmendorf, Sandy Hall, Rachel Harris, Wendy Higgins, Stacey Kade, Michelle Knudsen, K.A. Linda, Mari Mancusi, Page Morgan, Lea Nolan, Natalie C. Parker, and Marie Rutkoski. Moderator: Gretchen McNeil

This panel was lots of fun, and I actually volunteered to participate! I had a blast! Thanks to the amazing Gretchen McNeil and the authors who made this so much fun to play.

Finally, it was time for the Teen Day Party to end the day! We played a fun trivia game, hosted by Colleen Houck! IMG_3042

Authors were dispersed throughout the tables, and at my table I sat with Jen Malone and Natalie Blitt! They were both super sweet and I had a great time with them!

After the trivia game, teens received their Teen Day party tote bags and were allowed into the goody room to get two books! I was so sad that the day was over, but I had so much fun and am hoping I’ll be able to go again in the future!


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