Tags: Fantasy / Science Fiction / Graphic

Friday: Mar 24

Building (and Breaking) Worlds in Contemporary Science Fiction & Fantasy

Fri. March 24, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Join authors Will McIntosh (Faller), Sofia Samatar (The Winged Histories), and Steve White (Imperative) as they discuss world-building, plot structuring, and character development in contemporary and traditional science fiction and fantasy.

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Tags: Fantasy / Science Fiction / Graphic, Fiction

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Saturday: Mar 25

Book Signings at the Lit Fair, Throughout Saturday

Sat. March 25, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Location:

Omni Hotel - Atrium

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

For the first time at the Virginia Festival of the Book, selected speakers with programs held elsewhere during the Festival will also sign books during the Lit Fair on Saturday, March 25, in half-hour time slots.

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The Supernatural Self: Fantasy and Intrigue in YA Fiction

Sat. March 25, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Village School

215 E High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Jennifer Brody (Return of the Continuums), Brenda Drake (Thief of Lies), Shaun David Hutchinson (At the Edge of the Universe), and Eric Smith (Branded) talk about world-building, character development, mythologies, and their creative processes as young adult fiction writers.

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Tags: Fantasy / Science Fiction / Graphic, Fiction, StoryFest / Youth

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From Killer Robots to Evil Emperors: Tom Angleberger & John Claude Bemis

Sat. March 25, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Tom Angleberger (Rocket and Groot) and John Claude Bemis (Out of Abaton) discuss the captivating tales of betrayal, fantastical adventures, and other hijinks that make up their popular novels and illustrated comics.

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Tags: Comics and Graphic Novels, Fantasy / Science Fiction / Graphic, StoryFest / Youth

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