Meet Authors. Buy Books. Get them signed!

Saturday, October 26, 2019 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center

Free Admission

Step into the time warp, and join us in a journey of Science-Fiction Through the Ages! Hang out and play games with 20 out-of-this-world YA authors during two VIP Meet and Greet sessions, one comic book creation demo, and one game of Outburst: Sci-Fi Edition. Join us for all four events for a chance to win free books and other fantastic prizes! This year’s teen authors include:


Mindee Arnett

David Arnold

Lee Cherolis and Ed Cho

Cinda Williams Chima

Meg Leder

Maggie Lehrman

Mindy McGinnis

Ingrid Palmer

Jessica Pennington

Daria Polatin

Sara Raasch

Natalie D. Richards

Sarah J. Schmitt

Vesper Stamper

Kerry Winfrey

And more!


In addition to meeting these awesome teen authors, make and take home crafts worthy of a mad scientist’s lab, interstellar travel, or both! Stay to see Star Wars characters from the Ohio Garrison and Rebel Legion; Take photos with friends in our photo booth;  Paint with light and get painted by our Henna tattoo artists and special effects artist; Complete light-up maker projects with HIVE13!


Mission Control has the countdown set for Saturday, October 20! See you there!