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

Duke Energy Convention Center

Free Admission

Teen Scene

Teens at 2014 festival

Teen Scene is the place to be for book-loving teens.

Teens get to have meaningful connections with the authors they care about most in our popular Teen Scene. Plus, games, activities, and tech demos!  The schedule of events and activities will be posted in mid-September.


Interactive Author Events

10:30-11:30 a.m. | VIP Meet ‘n Greet Round One
Jason Reynolds, Meg Leder, Jasmine Warga, Ed Cho, Lee Cherolis, Vesper Stamper, Ingrid Palmer, Daria Polatin, Sarah Schmitt, Mindee Arnett, Nahjee Grant

11:30: 12:30 p.m. New Young Adult Fiction Panel Discussion | Room 211
Mindy McGinnis (Moderator), Kerry Winfrey, David Arnold, Jessica Pennington, Adib Khorram

12:00-12:30 p.m. | Outburst! An interactive Author Game
Sara Raasch, Meg Leder, Maggie Lehrman, Jasmine Warga, Candace Ganger

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | Author Spotlight: Jason Reynolds | Room 206

1:30-2:30 p.m. | VIP Meet ‘n Greet Round Two
David Arnold, Sara Raasch, Maggie Lehrman, Jessica Pennington, Candace Ganger, Adib Khorram, Kerry Winfrey, Intisar Khanani, Melissa Landers, Cinda Williams Chima

2:45-3:30 p.m. | Making Comics Live Demo with Lee Cherolis and Ed Cho

Craft & Maker Stations

  • Alcohol Ink Tiles
  • Mini Galaxy Bottles
  • Space Sun Catcher
  • Galaxy Rocks
  • Buttons Maker
  • Frankenstein Bolts (200th Anniversary)
  • Lightsaber Keychains

More Fun Stuff

  • Henna Tattoo Artists
  • Photo Booth
  • Chalkboard Walls
  • Teen Art Contest
  • Word Challenge
  • LED Light Painting Station
  • Raffle Drawings
  • Trivia Wheel
  • Silhouette Guessing Game

Community Partnerships

  • Costume Photos of Authors
  • I.V.E. 13’s Soldering Station
  • Stage-Makeup Artist