Thursday, June 26, 2014

John Green to be at LeakyCon 2014

John Green will be at this year's LeakyConbeing held July 30-Aug. 3 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

There will of course be panels with the authors (among which is not only John but also Laurie HalseAnderson, Holly Black, Gayle Forman, Lev Grossman, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Scott Westerfeld, Malinda Lo, Varian Johnson, Lauren Myracle, Stephanie Perkins and Rainbow Rowel) and lots of awesome stuff, like:

·      Kickoff panel to meet the authors and hear what’s going on during the show.
·      Panel discussion on diversity in books.
·      Clinics for amateur authors to get advice from bestselling authors on improving their writing.
·      A behind-the-scenes discussion about how Tumblrand the reading community work together.
·      A young adult version of Jeopardy to test attendees on their knowledge of Young Adult literature.
·      A discussion about the process of having your book made into a movie.
·      Top young adult authors read some of their early work from when they were teenagers.
·      Fun and nerdy games with authors and other aspiring writers.

The attendees will also get to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando and check out the soon-to-open Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express. During that time the attraction will be closed to the general public and only open to Leaky Con attendees.

For more info, check out the offical LeakyCon site.

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