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Saturday, May 11, 2013

YAB Fest: Round Rock, TX's 1st YA Book Festival

You know what's awesome about living in TX? All the fabulous FREE YA book events that take place around this big 'ole great state. This weekend is the 1st annual YAB FEST and it's happening in Round Rock, TX. This FREE event is literally right off of I-35 and is about 20 mins north of Austin.

YOU DO NOT WANT to miss this weekend's event, because Andrea Cremer and David Levinthan are the keynote speakers! Check out this awesome author line up featuring a ton of TX authors.

My So Called World
  • E. Kristin Anderson
  • Jessica Lee Anderson
  • Beth Fehlbaum
  • David Levithan & Andrea Cremer
  • Lindsey Scheibe
The Monstrous Love of My Life
  • Jordan Dane
  • Victoria Scott
  • Mary Lindsey
  • Mari Mancusi
  • C.C. Hunter
Out of This World
  • Sharon Bayliss
  • Ernest Cline (morning session only)
  • Krissi Dallas
  • Rachel Harris
  • Cory Putman Oakes
  • Greg Leitich Smith
The End of Life as We Know It
  • Kiera Cass
  • Tracy Deebs
  • PJ Hoover
  • Emily McKay
  • Amy Tintera
Here's the schedule:

EVENT: The Young Adult Book Festival (YAB Fest)
EVENT DATE: May 11, 2013 from 9AM to 5PM
EVENT LOCATION: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek, Round Rock, TX 78681
ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Young Adult Book Festival is excited to announce the schedule for this year’s event. The Festival, which will take place between 9AM-5PM on May 11, 2013, cannot wait to welcome so many different authors from such a diverse number of YA genres.
All of our authors have been broken into 4 panels this year with each panel meeting twice. During the period of time when the authors panels are not meeting, those authors will be available to sign books. The schedule for the day is:

9:00-9:30Facility/Bookstore Opens
9:30-10:30Author Intros
10:45-11:45Panel Session 1My So Called World Panel, The Monstrous Love of My Life Panel and Out of This World Panel
1:00-2:00Panel Session 2The Monstrous Love of My Life Panel, Out of This World Panel and The End of Life as We Know It Panel
2:15-3:15Panel Session 3My So Called World Panel and The End of Life as We Know It Panel
3:30-4:30Keynote AddressDavid Levithan and Andrea Cremer
5:00-6:00All Author Signing

300,000 copies of City of Bones for German Fans!

TMI Source spread the exciting news today that The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones executive producer Martin Moszkowicz tweeted about earlier this morning:

They are printing 300,000 CoB Books (1st 40 pages) in GERMANY for distribution in the cinemas!! That is so exciting! I love that they're doing this! Hopefully other places will get these too.

TMI Movie News: Movie Stills of Simon

We're getting all sorts of goodies this week! First two new character TMI Movie poster reveals and now some TMI Movie stills of Simon.

Earlier this week SugarScape revealed this picture of Simon

With it they had this to say,

Arrgh hurry up August
Waiting for The Mortal Instruments film’s release date (August 23rd, cinema fans) to come around is almost KILLING US WITH ANTICIPATION – but luckily we’ve managed to get our paws on this exclusive picture of Robert Sheehan as Simon.
OK, so it’s not the most exciting shot in the word, but here we’re seeing Simon at The Institute, looking a bit baffled and dishevelled in the mix of all the otherworldy happenings going on around him. It’s the first big look at the film we’ve had since the trailer was released (which we’ve just popped in here to be helpful).
For those not in the know, The Mortal Instruments: The City of Bones is an adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s awesome book of the same name from her Mortal Instruments series. We follow Clary Fray (Lily Collins) as she discovers that she can see things people can’t, and soon learns that the life she’s been living is in fact a BIG FAT LIE, and she’s actually off to hunt for demons and stuff with a very hot looking Jamie Campbell Bower, who plays Jace.
Robert Sheehan stars alongside as Clary’s best mate Simon, who is generally just a bit bewildered by the whole thing.

Oh I beg to differ SugarScape, it is an exciting shot, because it's Simon and it's from the movie!

Here's the HD pic of Simon, who's played by Robert Sheehan posted.

What do you guys think? Yep, Robbie is the perfect Simon!