The third annual Colorado Teen Book Con was hosted by Tattered Cover Book Store on November 3 at Littleton High School in Littleton, Colo., bringing together 26 YA authors for a celebration of teen lit. The event, which was free and open to young readers ages 13 to 20, featured two keynote presentations, panels and workshops, food trucks, and an author party and signing. In addition, on November 2, Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue hosted a YA Author Happy Hour for adult fans of YA. We’ve gathered a selection of highlights from the festivities. All photos by Ashley Lyons at Tattered Cover.
Newbery Honor and Printz Honor author Jason Reynolds (For Everyone; Long Way Down) delivered the keynote address.
Teen Advisory Board members getting ready to serve as author escorts.
Strange the Dreamer author Laini Taylor with fans.
Graphic novelist R. Alan Brooks (The Burning Metronome).
Will Walton, author of I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain.
The Astonishing Color of After author Emily X.R. Pan signed copies of her debut novel.
Guests mingled with fellow book lovers at the YA Author Happy Hour.
Mark Oshiro, author of the YA debut novel Anger Is a Gift.
Andrew Smith signed his new science fiction novel, Rabbit & Robot, and spoke with young readers.
Shadow of the Fox author Julie Kagawa (second from r.) with Book Con staff and guests.