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Sunday, August 20 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
New Teenage Wastelands
Teenage drama is as old as Holden Caulfield, but a lot has changed since his phony times. Now the teenage landscape covers a broad spectrum of new factors—Technology! Queerness! Ethnicity! Alternate Universes!—that take us way beyond The Breakfast Club. But are the old teenage tropes really dead? Join an artist, an editor, a journalist, and a bookseller as they discuss new trends, old traditions, and how they're all merging to articulate the modern teen experience.

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Terra Elan McVoy

Terra Elan McVoy is the author of eight contemporary realistic books for teens and young adults, including Criminal, an Edgar Award finalist. She teaches writing and works at an independent bookstore in Atlanta, GA.

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Dan Parent

Dan Parent has been a writer and artist on multpiple Archie Comics titles for almost 30 years. In 2010, he created Archie Comics’ first openly gay character Kevin Keller, whose solo series won a GLAAD Media Award in 2013. Joining his current ongoing series Life With Kevin and the... Read More →
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Aaron Reese

Aaron Reese is a pop culture journalist based in New York whose first article was published by Details magazine, and who has since written for Barnes and Noble, Comics Alliance, Geeks OUT, Nylon, and Penguin Random House. He is also the co-host of the podcast Mutant and Magical Boy... Read More →

Sunday August 20, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room A