Spotlight on YAB Fest Author: ERNEST CLINE

Posted May 10, 2013

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YAB Fest (the Young Adult Book Fest) is this Saturday (May 11) in Round Rock, Texas! I have the privilege of moderating the OUT OF THIS WORLD Panel, which is appropriately named because there are such amazing authors on it! (Also, our books all feature fantasy/sci fi worlds). My fellow panelists are so cool that I decided to feature one of them every day until the start of the festival. (Also, this is my first time moderating a panel. I’m slightly nervous about it, so I’ve decided to error on the side of overachieving).

Today’s featured OUT OF THIS WORLD Panelist is . . .



It is impossible to top the funny (and very informative) bio on Ernie’s website, so I will direct you THERE and just give you the basics here. Ernest Cline is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, READY PLAYER ONE. If you haven’t read it, you should. It’s awesome. My favorite thing about it is that it’s almost impossible to define – I mean, yes, it’s a dystopian. But there is so much more to it than that.

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And there is more to Ernie than just books – he also wrote the screenplay for FANBOYS.


And, he owns a DeLorean. AND he was Austin Poetry Slam Champ in 1998 and 2001. So he’s pretty much awesome :-) I am pretty much terrified/excited that he will be a part of the OUT OF THIS WORLD Panel. Maybe I can get him to tell us something about his newest book, ARMADA, which was sold to Crown Publishing Group (a division of Random House). There have been tantalizingly few pieces of information released about ARMADA . . . Ernie’s website has this to say about it (and I quote):




That’s it! Seriously! So maybe if we’re REALLY, SUPER nice to him on Saturday, he’ll give us some details! Fingers crossed!

For more on Ernie, visit his website. You can also find him on TWITTER and FACEBOOK.

Come and see Ernie, his fellow panelists on the OUT OF THIS WORLD Panel, and all of the other amazing authors in attendance at YAB FEST this Saturday in Round Rock!


When: Saturday, May 11 from 9:30am to 5pm

Where: Round Rock High School (in Round Rock, Texas)

Admission: FREE

Who Will Be There?: Complete List of Authors and What Panel Each Author Is On

When Will Cory and/or My Other Fave Authors Be Speaking?: Schedule Of the Day

Other Questions: See the YAB Fest Website


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