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Math 4th & 5th: YALLWEST - Santa Monica, CA


Fierce Friday YALLWEST

Location: Santa Monica Public Library

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for a madcap YA library takeover — YALLWEST style! We'll be kicking off the festival weekend with a night of signings, tomfoolery, swag giveaways — and more.

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Morning Keynote: The Job Of Fantasy

Location: Barnum Hall

Time: 10:00am

A discussion on the role of fantasy with Tomi Adeyemi, Tamora Pierce with moderator Kami Garcia.


Children of Blood and Bone Signing

Location: Innovation Quad

Time: 12:00-2:00pm


Super Power Players

Locations: Barnum Hall

Time: 3:00 PM

Humans with powers, gifts, abilities - writ large & writ real. Why are we so fascinated by them, ie, is it the magic or the muggle?

Authors: Tomi Adeyemi, Victoria Aveyard, Melissa de la Cruz, Tahereh Mafi, Marissa Meyer, and Ransom Riggs


The 4th Annual YALLWest Smackdown

Location: Barnum Hall

This all-star jam brings our cast of featured authors on stage for your entertainment.

It's hosted by festival founders, Melissa de la Cruz, Margaret Stohl, and Pseudonymous Bosch, but don't be surprised if you see YA & MG headliners like Veronica Roth, Ransom Riggs, Marie Lu, E. Lockhart, Tahereh Mafi, Kami Garcia, Marissa Meyer - and many more. Root for your favorites in what is guaranteed to be the funniest (and most embarrassing) hour of the festival. This one is a DON'T MISS.

Tickets available here!

May 30th - June 1st: Book Expo America - New York City, NY


Autographing Session

Location: Table 1

Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm

Tickets Available Here!

June 2nd - June 3rd: Book Con - New York City, NY


Fierce Reads Author Breakfast

Location: TBD

Time: 10:15 – 11:15am

Tickets Available Here!


Magic and Power Panel  

Location: Main Stage 

Time: 2:15 – 3:15pm

Magic and power are two elements that make fantasy thrive. That power can be seen on the battlefield or within the lies that characters tell themselves that manipulate their actions. Fan favorites Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments), Brandon Sanderson (Skyward), Marissa Meyer (Renegades), and Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone) talk about the power struggles their characters face and the conflicts that bring them all in for the fights of their lives. Discussion moderated by Daniel José Older 

Tickets Available Here!



We Need Diverse Books Panel

Location: 1E10 

Time: 10:15 – 11:00am

A proud staple of BookCon, We Need Diverse Books continues to give a voice to many of today's most important authors. Come to listen to invaluable viewpoints of Dhonielle Clayton, Tomi Adeyemi, Tracey Baptiste, Zoraida Córdova, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Rebecca Roanhose.

Tickets Available Here!