01. 12. 12. 11:08 am ♥ 22
Veronica Roth is coming to Ascendio!
Lauded as the next hot YA dystopian writer, Divergent author and huge Harry Potter fan Veronica Roth is coming to Ascendio! She can’t wait to come and squee about Harry  Potter along with the rest of us — and discuss her New York Times best  selling novel Divergent, its sequel Insurgent (coming out May 2012) and her writing success story with Ascendio  attendees. Veronica will be hosting a book club for her books, plus we  have it on good authority she’ll be bringing Faction tattoos for all of  us! High-res

Veronica Roth is coming to Ascendio!

Lauded as the next hot YA dystopian writer, Divergent author and huge Harry Potter fan Veronica Roth is coming to Ascendio! She can’t wait to come and squee about Harry Potter along with the rest of us — and discuss her New York Times best selling novel Divergent, its sequel Insurgent (coming out May 2012) and her writing success story with Ascendio attendees. Veronica will be hosting a book club for her books, plus we have it on good authority she’ll be bringing Faction tattoos for all of us!

02. 22. 12. 09:02 am ♥ 6
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03. 29. 12. 08:16 pm ♥ 4
This is why we LOVE Veronica Roth! We can’t wait to meet her/fangirl her/get our books signed at Ascendio!
Full quote, from this interview with USA Today:

I love Harry Potter. I’m a huge nerd — I would dress up if I could. I don’t know if she’s really an influence because it’s not really the same kind of thing I’m writing. Her attention to detail and world building is definitely something to aspire to. The world of Harry Potter is so intricate — I don’t know if I’ll ever get there, but that part is definitely inspiring.
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This is why we LOVE Veronica Roth! We can’t wait to meet her/fangirl her/get our books signed at Ascendio!

Full quote, from this interview with USA Today:

I love Harry Potter. I’m a huge nerd — I would dress up if I could. I don’t know if she’s really an influence because it’s not really the same kind of thing I’m writing. Her attention to detail and world building is definitely something to aspire to. The world of Harry Potter is so intricate — I don’t know if I’ll ever get there, but that part is definitely inspiring.

05. 29. 12. 09:56 am ♥ 12

Divergent is up for a Teen Choice award - click to vote!

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01. 17. 12. 01:50 pm ♥ 5
If  you’re a fan of YA, general book geekery or an aspiring writer   (original or fanfiction!), Ascendio has the programming track for you!  The Quill Track will be an entire track of programming (both formal and informal!) dedicated to all things books and writing.
Currently, several authors, all bonafide Harry Potter fans, are confirmed for the Quill Track, including Lev Grossman, Beth Revis, Veronica Roth and Aimee Carter.
We will also have not one, but THREE literary agents who will be in attendance: Carlie Webber of the Jane Rotrosen Agency, Lindsay Ribar of the Sanford J. Greenburger Associates agency, and Joanna Volpe,   Vice President of the Nancy Coffey Literary Agency. Carlie, Lindsay  and  Joanna will all be hosting pitch sessions, as well as leading   discussions on the publishing industry and writing.
Here are some of the great things you can look forward to as part of the Ascendio Quill Track:
“Book club” readings/signings/discussions with YA authors, such as Beth Revis, Veronica Roth & Aimee Carter
Panel  discussions on hot topics in publishing, including commercial   publishing vs. self-publishing, LGBTQ in YA, how to get an agent, and   more
Practical  presentations by successful fans-turned-published authors  on how to go  from fanfic to pro writing, as well as how-tos on  self-publishing ebooks
Workshops on writing (fanfic and original) and critiquing
The opportunity to give a one page pitch & receive feedback from a real live literary agent!
For more info + special guest bios, click here! High-res

If you’re a fan of YA, general book geekery or an aspiring writer (original or fanfiction!), Ascendio has the programming track for you! The Quill Track will be an entire track of programming (both formal and informal!) dedicated to all things books and writing.

Currently, several authors, all bonafide Harry Potter fans, are confirmed for the Quill Track, including Lev Grossman, Beth Revis, Veronica Roth and Aimee Carter.

We will also have not one, but THREE literary agents who will be in attendance: Carlie Webber of the Jane Rotrosen Agency, Lindsay Ribar of the Sanford J. Greenburger Associates agency, and Joanna Volpe, Vice President of the Nancy Coffey Literary Agency. Carlie, Lindsay and Joanna will all be hosting pitch sessions, as well as leading discussions on the publishing industry and writing.

Here are some of the great things you can look forward to as part of the Ascendio Quill Track:

  • “Book club” readings/signings/discussions with YA authors, such as Beth Revis, Veronica Roth & Aimee Carter
  • Panel discussions on hot topics in publishing, including commercial publishing vs. self-publishing, LGBTQ in YA, how to get an agent, and more
  • Practical presentations by successful fans-turned-published authors on how to go from fanfic to pro writing, as well as how-tos on self-publishing ebooks
  • Workshops on writing (fanfic and original) and critiquing
  • The opportunity to give a one page pitch & receive feedback from a real live literary agent!

For more info + special guest bios, click here!

03. 29. 12. 07:59 pm ♥ 158

Book trailer for ‘Insurgent’ by Veronica Roth

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04. 20. 12. 01:17 am ♥ 7
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Ascendio Registration Closes Tomorrow!

We’ll have daypasses available onsite, but the only way to get a Full registration for Ascendio, the final fancon by HPEF which is taking place in Orlando, Florida & at the WWoHP from July 12 - 15, is to register online before midnight (EDT) tomorrow!

Also, yesterday, we posted an amazing announcement about Night of a Thousand Wizards! Now, each NoaTW 2 ticketholder will be able to enter Universal’s Islands of Adventure® starting at 2 PM on Thursday, July 12, and will get a $20 voucher for dinner that can be used that evening. The price of a NoaTW ticket remains the same.

After 10, NoaTW2 ticketholders will have exclusive access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where we’ll be featuring an extensive menu of dessert and beverages on the streets of Hogsmeade - and they’re included with your NoaTW 2 ticket! And don’t forget - NoaTW is the only chance you’ll have this year to wear costumes in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

During Night of a Thousand Wizards, we’ll have a a DJ spinning music, lashings of Butterbeer, a chance to hang out with Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) and Afshan Azad (Padma Patil) and so many other awesome moments! Remember - online registration closes on June 25, and we won’t be selling Feast tickets or Full registrations on-site. Click here to register now, or add a Night of a Thousand Wizards ticket to your registration. 

Who else is coming to Night of a Thousand Wizards? The HP Alliance’s Andrew Slack, Mark of MarkReads, members of Team StarKid, authors like Lev Grossman, and Ascendio’s Special Guests Chris Rankin and Afshan Azad!  You should join us too! Each ticket includes admission to Islands of Adventure starting at 2 PM, a $20 gift card to use towards food in the Park, dessert and free-flowing Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice after 10 PM in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and our exclusive Night of a Thousand Wizards event on the streets of Hogsmeade! Tickets start at $140 for Ascendio registrants.

And don’t forget all the excitement of our Quill Track with awesome YA authors and literary agents, Theatrical Shows, Wrock, Programming Sessions, Cast Member Meet & Greets, Hillywood Show panel, StarKid panels & meet&greets, cosplay events, our Ball with themed drinks, and so much more!

We’ll see you in July!