Thousands of YA fans turned out for the sixth annual YALLFest, a festival for YA books held in downtown Charleston, S.C. The two-day event, held November 11–12, featured more than 70 authors who signed for fans and spoke at 22 panels and keynotes. See our selection of author photos from the event.

Lauren Oliver signs for a fan.

Jay Kristof chats with Nicola Yoon at the Welcome Party.

Margaret Stohl (l.) and Veronica Roth are part of the team of authors that organizes YALLFest each year.

Melissa de la Cruz interviewing Eoin Colfer.

Margaret Stohl and Jason Reynolds playing a game of Taboo during the YA Smackdown.

Author Jonathan Stroud came from England to participate in YALLFest.

Alexandra Bracken hands out ice cream samples during Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Takeover.

During Storyball, authors and illustrators (here, Phillip de Leon) collaborate with the audience to create a book.

From the Heroes, Super and Otherwise panel: (from l.) Danielle Paige, Brendan Kiely, Gwenda Bond and Scott Westerfeld.

Independent bookstore Blue Bicycle Books serves as the hub of the two-day YALLFest.

Books, books, and more books. A YA reader’s paradise!