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Geektown for Teens

Are you a teenager planning on being at the San Antonio Book Festival on April 8? Or are you the parent of teenagers who love to read? Or a teacher with teenage students who devour books?

Well, take it from us — you are going to love GEEKTOWN, the Book Festival’s cool and exclusive area where young adult readers can spend the day. Check it out!


The Authors

In the H-E-B YA Authors Venue in the Coates Chapel at the Southwest School of Art and at Geektown HQ, we will feature author presentations and panels discussing interesting topics in YA literature with some of the bestselling authors in YA lit. Following the authors’ presentations, you can purchase a book from Barnes & Noble and then meet the author to get your book signed!

Take a look at our 2017 young adult lineup:

Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns)
Reyna Grande (The Distance Between Us)
Claudia Gray (Defy the Stars)
Kelly Jensen
(Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World)
Joe Jiménez (Bloodline)
Marie Marquardt (The Radius of us)
Guadalupe García McCall (Shame the Stars)
Billy Taylor (Thieving Weasels)
Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer)
Siobhan Vivian (The Last Boy and Girl in the World)
Renée Watson (Piecing Me Together)


The Activities

  • Dress to win! Come dressed as your favorite literary character and enter our Cosplay Contest
  • Visit the Party Time pictures flip book photo booth: Take a series of photos in the photo booth and take home your own flip book showing all your photos!
  • Craft a message on the Geektown Word Wall: Assemble your very own quote from the magnetic words selection at the entrance to Geektown. Post and share your message on social media!
  • Build your own zine with Red Salmon Arts casa de Resistencia Books
  • Get connected with the V.R.O.O.M. van: Get access to all that the San Antonio Public Library has to offer with the Valero Roaming Online Outreach Mobile!
  • Play some Scrabble: Brush up on your vocabulary with a Scrabble challenge. You’ll have the chance to learn from a national champion!
  • Try your luck at life-size chess: Steer your pawns and knights toward a checkmate with the giant chess board courtesy of Jefferson High School.
  • Learn all about poetry slams: Fresh Ink Youth Slam presents Slam 101 with nationally acclaimed youth poets
  • Grab a bite from Festival food trucks — We’ll have pizza, sliders, cupcakes…everything you love!

We hope to see you in Geektown on April 8!

Teens at 2016 SABF

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