SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Chris Colfer can currently be seen starring in the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe® and SAG award winning comedy Glee. Colfer’s performance as ‘Kurt Hummel’ has earned him a Golden Globe®, two Emmy® nominations, a SAG nomination, and inclusion in the 2011 TIME 100, Time Magazine’s annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world.
Colfer recently completed his first children’s book, The Land of Stories, a fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairytales. In the book, twins Alex and Conner Bailey leave their world behind through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the characters they grew up reading about. The Land of Stories will be published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on July 17th, 2012.
Sponsored by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 8:00 - 9:00 am
Dan Ariely is the New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality. He is the James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University, with appointments at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Department of Economics. He has also held a visiting professorship at MIT’s Media Lab. He has appeared on CNN and CNBC, and is a regular commentator on National Public Radio’s Marketplace. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and two children.
Sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers
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