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Friday, July 8 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
We're Here, We're Queer, and We're Reading YA

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Are you looking for young adult fiction with a LGBTQA twist? Join our panel of queer YA readers and writers as they talk about their favorite books featuring protagonists and plots that break free from heteronormative standards. Come tell us who you think are the best authors in the field and get recs from your fellow queer YA readers!

Speakers
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Lindsay Ribar

Author, PenguinTeen
Lindsay Ribar is the author of the YA novels THE PROS OF CONS (co-written with Alison Cherry and Michelle Schusterman); ROCKS FALL, EVERYONE DIES; THE ART OF WISHING; and THE FOURTH WISH. She spent nine years as a literary agent, and now works in contracts at DAW Books. Ask her about... Read More →
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M. L. Rice

M.L. Rice was born and raised in the plains of Texas. She graduated with a degree in Radio/TV/Film from the University of Texas at Austin where she was a proud member of the Longhorn Marching and Basketball Bands. After college she moved to sunny Los Angeles where she currently lives... Read More →
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Emily Roach

Contemporary Literature and Culture Postgraduate, University of York
Emily has been an active reader, writer and community moderator in Harry Potter fandom since 2010. She writes all pairings and genres but is particularly active in H/D and Snarry. In 2012, Emily completed an MA in Children's Literature and wrote her thesis on fanfiction and queering... Read More →
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Aja Romano

Web Culture Reporter, Vox
Aja Romano is a staff web culture reporter and film reviewer for Vox.com. A longtime member of fandom, she has over a decade of experience as a writer, editor, and geek culture reporter for media outlets including the Mary Sue and the Daily Dot. She is a frequent radio guest and panel... Read More →
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Lilah Vandenburgh

Lilah Vandenburgh has a BsC in film directing from Boston University and an MFA in film directing from Columbia University. She is writer/director of the multi-award winning short BITCH and has worked as a film editor, and a music video director for Black Dog/RSA. She recently co-wrote... Read More →


Friday July 8, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom III