RT Booklovers Convention 2013: YA Authors And Readers Enjoy Teen Day

During the third annual Teen Day at the RT Booklovers Convention, readers enjoyed an entire day filled with authors, books and plenty of excitement. First young readers got a chance to buy books and get autographs in YA Alley at the Giant Book Fair. Then, attendees got to hear from authors during a series of panels, which included author speed reading, where authors read brief excerpts from their upcoming releases, and author speed dating, where fans sat and tables and authors rotated, spending some quality time with each group. Finally fans and authors headed off to the fabulous Teen Day Party. But if you couldn’t join us in Kansas City, today we bring you a peek inside the action with some photos of the fun that was had.


A busy YA Alley packed with readers and authors


Authors were on hand to sign books and chat with fans, including Jeri Smith-Ready


Richelle Mead had a long line of fans patiently waiting to get books signed


After the signing it was time for a block of panels, including Author Speed Reading


Panels were filled with fans listening to their favorite authors talk about the genre


The day ended with a fun Teen Day party, where readers got more one-on-one time with authors


Attendees also picked up swag bags filled with books


There were tons of free books, and readers grabbed as many as they could carry


One fan gave the thumbs up to meeting author Veronica Roth


Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Marr — who worked hard to put on a fantastic Teen Day — were also on hand to chat with readers


Want to learn more about Teen Day? Check back all this week when we’ll be bringing you more moments from the event on RT’s Everything Young Adult Page and be sure to check out the entire 2013 RT Booklovers Convention coverage here.