Who's ready for @YALLFest?!

So, how many of you have heard about YALLFest? This year will be my first year attending. I'm leaving Thursday night after work, driving 12 hours to Myrtle Beach, SC, driving two more hours on Saturday to Charleston, SC, then leaving on Sunday to come home. Shewww! For those of you who don't know about YALLFest, here's some info taken directly from their Facebook page:
The 3rd annual Charleston Young Adult Book Festival is coming up Sat., Nov 9, 2013, featuring Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent series.
Founded in 2011, YALLFEST is already the largest Young Adult book festival in the South. Come join us in Charleston, SC on November 9, 2013!

YALLFest 2013 will bring forty-eight top young adult, middle grade and crossover writers (including 25 New York Times Bestsellers) from all over the country to historic downtown Charleston, S.C., for two days of seminars and panels.

Festival Director is Jonathan Sanchez of Blue Bicycle Books.

Programming Directors are Margaret Stohl (YA) Melissa de la Cruz (Crossover) & Pseudonymous Bosch (Middle Grade.)

YALLFest 2013 Keynote Conversation with Veronica Roth and Rae Carson, presented by Epic Reads & HarperTeen.

2013 Roster of Authors
(NYT = New York Times bestselling author)

Leigh Bardugo – The Grisha Trilogy NYT
Pseudonymous Bosch – The Secret Series, Write this Book NYT
Alexandra Bracken – The Darkest Minds Trilogy
Libba Bray – The Diviners NYT
Heather Brewer – The Slayer Chronicles, Soulbound NYT
Rae Carson – Fire and Thorns Trilogy
Cinda Chima – The Heir Chronicles NYT
Matthew Cody – Super
Rachel Cohn – BETA NYT
Ally Condie – Matched Trilogy #1 NYT
Jocelyn Davies - A Beautiful Dark Trilogy
Melissa De La Cruz – Witches of East End, Frozen NYT
Daniel Ehrenhaft – Americapedia
Gayle Forman – If I Stay, Just One Year NYT
Kami Garcia – Unbreakable, Dangerous Creatures #1 NYT
Adam Gidwitz – A Tale Dark and Grim Trilogy NYT
David Macinnis Gill – Rising Sun
Lev Grossman – The Magicians Series NYT
Lisi Harrison – The Clique Series, Monster High #1 NYT
Aaron Hartzler – Rapture Practice
Michelle Hodkin - Mara Dyer Series NYT
Nancy Holder – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teen Wolf NYT
Ellen Hopkins – Crank Trilogy, Impulse Series NYT
Mike Johnston – Frozen
Bill Konigsberg – Openly Straight
David Levithan – Two Boys Kissing NYT
C. Alexander London – Dog Tags Series
Marie Lu - The Legend Series NYT
C.J. Lyons - Broken NYT
Tahereh Mafi - Shatter Me Trilogy NYT
Myra McEntire – Hourglass Series
Lisa McMann -Wake Series, Crash NYT
Barnabas Miller- 7 Souls
Alyson Noel - The Immortal Series, Soul Seekers Series #1 NYT
Lauren Oliver – Delirium Series, Panic NYT
Stephanie Perkins – Lola and the Boy Next Door NYT
Aprilynne Pike – Wings Series, Earthbound #1 NYT
Brendan Reichs - Virals Series NYT
Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children #1 NYT
Veronica Rossi – Under the Never Sky Series NYT
Veronica Roth – Divergent Series #1 NYT
Rainbow Rowell - Fangirl NYT
Carrie Ryan – The Forest of Hands and Teeth Series NYT
Victoria Schwab - The Archived, Vicious
Natalie Standiford - The Boy on the Bridge
Margaret Stohl – Icons, Dangerous Creatures #1 NYT
Sean Williams - Twinmaker
J.E. Thompson – The Girl From Felony Bay
Now that you know more about that, did you know they're having a giveaway? YES! In order to meet Veronica Roth you must have a ticket to the Keynote Conversations, which is SOLD OUT! The first 500 ticket holders get a blue wristband that'll give them access to meet Veronica! Click the picture below and it'll take you directly to the giveaway! There will be 10 winners! Good luck!