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Friday, August 1 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Worldbuilding!

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Let’s make a WHOLE NEW WORLD! But first, lets figure out all the rules of how this world works. NO BIG DEAL, RIGHT? Some people love the worldbuilding part of writing a story; others quake. This is a panel about constructing the framework, establishing logic, making magic, building societies—and making it all make sense.


Speakers
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Holly Black

Author
Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, and two new forthcoming novels, The Iron Trial (the first book of the Magisterium series with Cassandra Clare) and The Darkest Part of the Forest. She has been a finalist for the... Read More →
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Alaya Dawn Johnson

Author
Alaya (rhymes with papaya) lives, writes, cooks, and (perhaps most importantly) eats in Mexico City. Her literary loves are all forms of speculative fiction, historical fiction, and the occasional highbrow novel. She plays the guitar badly and eats very well, particularly during canning season. She has published five novels for adults and young adults, including The Summer Prince, which was longlisted for the National Book Award in 2013.
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Kazu Kibuishi

Illustrator, Graphic Novelist
Kazu Kibuishi is the Eisner-nominated creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Amulet series of graphic novels as well as Copper, and Daisy Kutter. He is also the cover artist of the recently released 15th anniversary editions of the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling, and the founder and editor of the Flight Anthologies, a critically acclaimed comic series. Kazu Kibuishi lives in Seattle, Washington with his family. Find him on... Read More →
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Malinda Lo

Author
Malinda Lo is the author of several young adult novels including most recently the sci-fi duology Adaptation and Inheritance (Little, Brown). Her first novel, Ash, a retelling of Cinderella with a lesbian twist, was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, the Andre Norton Award, and the Lambda Literary Award. Her novel Huntress was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Malinda is co-founder... Read More →
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Scott Westerfeld

Author
Scott Westerfeld is the author of the bestselling Uglies and Leviathan series. His books have won the Aurealis Award, the Victorian Premier's Award, the Philip K Dick Special Citation, and have been named NY Times Notable Books and BBYA Top Ten Children's Books of the Year. His latest novel, Afterworlds, is about a young writer navigating the world of YA publishing. It comes out September 23, 2014.


Friday August 1, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
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