The day is filled with meet-and-greet sessions, panel discussions, speakers (Laurie Halse Anderson and Matt de la Pena), prize drawings, shopping (courtesy of Blue Willow Bookshop), activities (henna tattoos, a bring-your-own-camera photo booth, crafts) and, at the end of the day, a mass signing session by all the attending authors. There’s also ample opportunity for teens to meet other like-minded readers (busloads of youths from Rockport, Beaumont and beyond have attended previous Cons). Organizers say adult fans of young-adult fiction are welcome at the Con, but seating and spots in signing lines will go to teens first.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alief Taylor High School, 7555 Howell-Sugarland Road. For information, call 281-988-3500 or visit teenbookcon.org. Free.
Sat., April 26, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 2014