Watch out, Austin: Wolves, vampires, girl detectives, boy warriors and the teens who love them are massing downtown Saturday.
The fifth annual Austin Teen Book Festival kicks off at its new, larger home at the Austin Convention Center, with more than 3,500 teens expected to see 41 authors, including New York Times best-sellers like “Dream Thieves” author Maggie Stiefvater, “Spiderwick Chronicles” co-creator Holly Black, critical darling Sarah Dessen and “Veronica Mars” director Rob Thomas.
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What: Austin Teen Book Festival
When: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Cost: Admission, panels and speakers are free. Attendees may bring three books from home to be signed for every one purchased at the festival.
Information and full schedule: austinteenbookfestival.com