THE EVENT

What is the Young Adult Literature Convention?

Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) is a three-day convention style event with guest authors, stage panels, workshops and retail exhibitors celebrating all things YA books. The first YALC took place at LFCC in 2014 as Malorie Blackman’s major project as Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2013-2015.

Who runs YALC?

YALC is run in conjunction with the UK YA Publishers and Showmasters events who have over 20 years of event experience. https://www.showmastersevents.com/. Both are represented on the Working Group who put together the event programme.

Who is on the Working Group?

The YALC Working Group for 2020 is made up of representatives from:
Abrahams & Chronicle
Bonnier Books
Little Tiger
Hachette Childrens’ Books
Macmillan
Orion Books
Penguin Random House
Showmasters
Walker

How big is the event?

The event has around 3000 attendees over the three days and takes place in the Central Level 2 Hall of London Olympia. We have over 75 guest authors and speakers as part of the programme each year.

When is the event?

The event is taking place Friday 24th July to Sunday 26th July 2020.

What is LFCC?

LFCC is the London Film & Comic Con which is a standalone event for entertainment lovers. At 11am each day the tickets to LFCC and YALC cross over so you can access both halls.

All information contained in this FAQ is correct at time of publish - January 2020.  Any changes will be updated at the earliest opportunity and communicated via social media channels if needed.

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