Come out this year to meet and listen to a number of talented Canadian authors! There will be a Kids Corner stage, proudly sponsored by Astro Insurance, filled with a line-up of amazing children's authors, a Teen Zone stage programmed to cater to young adults with a variety of interests, and the Canadian Heritage stage and Lethbridge Herald stage with authors for adults. Don’t forget to also visit our Workshop tent for various workshops on many diverse literary topics including song writing, book making, poetry, Metis jigging and storytelling and a panel discussion on blogging and podcasting. See below for a list of all of the amazing authors joining us for 2016!
Scotiabank North Teen Zone Stage: 3:00 – 3:45
Book Signing: 4:00 – 4:45
Ryan North is a writer who lives in Toronto, where he writes Dinosaur Comics (you can read them for free at qwantz.com<http://qwantz.com/>!), wrote the Eisner and Harvey award-winning Adventure Time comics (these ones cost money!), co-edited the #1 bestselling anthology series Machine of Death (you can read that at machineofdeath.net<http://machineofdeath.net/> for free!) and writes the Eisner-nominated Unbeatable Squirrel Girl series for Marvel (again: they want your $$$). His latest book, Romeo and/or Juliet, allows YOU to play through and make the decisions for Shakespeare’s heroes, which is absolutely a great idea and won’t cause them to get into trouble three choices in. He once messed up walking his dog so badly it made the news.
Find out more at ryannorth.ca
This author is proudly sponsored by Kapow Ltd.
Dinosaur Comics is a comic about talking dinosaurs! It appears online and also in print in some newspapers and magazines! There is an RSS feed and a LiveJournal feed and a Twitter feed for the comics. If you want to learn more there is always the Dinosaur Comics Wikipedia entry, filled to the brim with wild half-truths and innuendo. If you want to support the comic, maybe buy the book or some sweet merchandise? They’re awesome I PROMISE.
In this choose-your-own-path version of Romeo and Juliet, you choose where the story goes every time you read! What if Romeo never met Juliet? What if Juliet got really buff instead of moping around the castle all day? What if they teamed up to take over Verona with robot suits? Whatever your adventure, you’re guaranteed to find lots of romance, lots of epic fight scenes, and plenty of questionable decision-making by very emotional teens.
All of the endings—there are over a hundred—feature beautiful illustrations by some of the greatest artists working today, including New York Times bestsellers Kate Beaton, Noelle Stevenson, Randall Munroe, and Jon Klassen.
Packed with exciting choices, fun puzzles, secret surprises, terrible puns, and more than a billion possible storylines, Romeo and/or Juliet offers a new experience every time you read it. You can choose to play as Romeo or Juliet (obviously) but you can also play as both of them, or as Juliet’s nurse, or, if you’re good, you can even unlock a fourth playable character! That’s right. We figured out how to have unlockable characters in books. Choose well, and you may even get to write the world’s most awkward choose-your-own sex scene.
New series, New Avenger! With her unique combination of wit, empathy and squirrel powers, computer science student Doreen Green – aka the unbeatable Squirrel Girl – is all that stands between the Earth and total destruction. Well, Doreen plus her friends Tippy-Toe (a squirrel) and Nancy (a regular human with no powers). So, mainly Squirrel Girl. Then what hope does the Earth have if she gets hurled back in time to the 1960s and erased from history? At least Nancy will never forget her friend, but what invincible armored Avenger can she call on to help, through the magic of social media? Decades apart, can they avert doom, or will everything go wrong forever? Howard the Duck hopes not…he has an appointment for a crossover!