Young Adult Literature Convention is back in London and CASSANDRA CLARE is attending!!

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Last year was the first Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) and was part of the London Film and Comic Con (LFCC).

Thank the angel that YALC IS BACK!! And it is going to be even better than last year because our favourite author Cassandra Clare will be there!!

This year YALC will be back in the Book Zone at LFCC and will be running Friday 17- Sunday 19 July at Olympia, London.

It was previously announced that Cassandra Clare would be there for the Saturday but this may change. If it’s the same as last year she will have a specific time during the day where she will be signing books (or maybe two slots to sign books depending on the scheduling) and last year some of the authors took part in talks too. We will not know if Cassie will be taking part in talks until the schedule has been announced (which should be soon).

I would expect that there will be a limit on books Cassie will sign due to how popular she will be, other authors may sign any books that are theirs, but because Cassie has so many books to choose from and so many fans I would expect she will have time to sign everyone’s 12 book collection (6 TMI,  3 TID, The Bane Chronicles, The Shadowhunter’s Codex, Magisterium) and at previous signing of Cassie’s that I have been to it has been limited to 2 books per person. Rainbow Rowell was very popular last year so they limited it to 2 books per person.

Sarah Rees Brennan, co-author of The Bane Chronicles and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, will also be attending.

Below is the full list of authors taking part in this years YALC:

  • Alex Wheatle
  • Alexia Casale
  • Alice Oseman
  • Amy Alward
  • Anna McKerrow
  • Annabel Pitcher
  • Arabella Weir
  • Ben Aaranovitch
  • Brian Conaghan
  • Carrie Hope Fletcher (appearing on Saturday 18 July)
  • Cassandra Clare (appearing on Saturday 18 July)
  • Charlie Higson
  • CJ Daugherty
  • Clare Furniss
  • Darren Shan
  • Dawn Kurtagich
  • Den Patrick
  • Derek Landy (appearing on Friday 17 July)
  • Frances Hardinge
  • Francesca Haig
  • Hayley Long
  • Helena Coggan
  • Holly Bourne
  • Holly Smale
  • Jamie Anderson
  • James Dawson
  • Jenny Valentine
  • Joe Abercrombie
  • Judy Blume (appearing on Saturday 18 July)
  • Julia Bell
  • Julie Mayhew
  • Kevin Brooks
  • LA Weatherly
  • Laura Dockrill
  • Malorie Blackman
  • Melinda Salisbury
  • Moira Young
  • Lisa Williamson
  • Liz Kessler
  • Lou Morgan
  • Louise O’Neill
  • Lucy Inglis
  • Lucy Ivison
  • Lucy Saxon
  • Marie Rutkoski
  • Mark Stay
  • Matt Whyman
  • MG Harris
  • Moira Fowley-Doyle
  • Nikesh Shukla
  • Non Pratt
  • Patrick Ness
  • Paul Magrs
  • Sally Green
  • Samantha Shannon
  • Sarah Pinborough
  • Sarah Rees-Brennan
  • Siobhan Curham
  • Steve Camden
  • Taran Matharau
  • Teri Terry
  • Tom Ellen
  • Will Hill
  • Virginia Bergin

Want to attend YALC and LFCC this year? Then make sure you book your ticket HERE

Dedicated YALC tickets are available to purchase for 2015 from the London Film and Comic Con online shop. Priced at £14 for Friday, £20 for Saturday, £17 for Sunday or £46 for the full weekend, these will give attendees not only all the benefits of a standard LFCC ticket, but also early bird access to the Book Zone, priority access to all YALC panel events, plus a free YALC goody bag while stocks last.

So who is attending this years YALC? I was already planning on going to LFCC, but now with YALC also included again I am so going to be there 🙂 I cannot wait.


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