We are delighted to announce that we will be in Austin, Texas, on November 2 to take part in Forever Fest at the Alamo Drafthouse. We’ll be doing two things there — one for books, one for SHENANIGANS — in case you have time to come visit:
1) Book panel: At 2:15 p.m. on November 2, we’re doing a YA-related chat alongside Megan “Jessica Darling or, rather, MARCUS FLUTIE” McCafferty and the hilarious Kirsten Smith, who has a new YA novel out but whom you may already worship because she wrote Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You, and She’s the Man (in other words: stuff we quote to each other all the time. I need to talk to her about how Amanda Bynes is SERIOUSLY an underrated comic GENIUS in She’s The Man. I love that movie and not ironically). We will be signing books after the chat (they will also be available for purchase). The panel itself is free, BUT if you want to reserve a seat ahead of time, tickets are available right now, TODAY, for $5, and you can redeem them for food or drink at the Drafthouse.
2) Sixteen Candles party and costume contest: Y’all, this sounds fun. After Forever Fest’s screening of Sixteen Candles, there will be an ’80s dance party at the ballroom of the Stephen F. Austin hotel at 9 p.m., complete with a Jake Ryan photobooth, AND an appearance from Marlene, aka Long Duck Dong’s “Hey sexy giiiiirlfriend” from the movie. No, really. SHE WILL BE THERE. Hopefully in a tracksuit. Anyway, we will ALSO be there, judging the ’80s costume contest, with obvious bonus points for anyone who takes that OTHER Molly Ringwald movie to heart and makes his/her own outfit. Again, our portion of the festivities starts at 9 p.m., and I believe the movie is showing at both 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
In fact, here is the rest of the Forever Fest schedule — complete with a Rex Manning Day party — in case you want to take in the whole damn thing.
Please come out and see us, Texas!