Last year was our first experience with YALLFest and the first event we went to was the Fierce Friday event hosted by Fierce Reads.
It’s an opportunity for fans to meet and talk to authors, play games and talk books with other fans. It’s an awesome event that you basically have to be on top of 24/7 in order to get tickets to and were lucky to even get tickets last year and then again this year.
To start out our first night of YALLFest fun, we met Stephanie Garber, the author of Caraval, and talked to her about our love for her first major novel and the subsequent second.
Caleb Roehrig, Kami Garcia, Hilary Reyl, Roshani Chokshi, S. Jae Jones, Tomi Adeyemi, and Marissa Meyer were all in attendance. Adeyemi and Meyer were the main acts as Adeyemi was giving out Advanced Reader Copies of Children of Blood and Bone and Meyer has limited signing opportunities all weekend.
With the kick off of YALLFest starting at Fierce Friday, Saturday will host a slew of panels and signings.