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Yallwest Recap | The Heart of a Book Blogger
This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Yallwest! I was ecstatic when Yallwest was first announced. I started making plans right away with my friends so that we could attend together. My excitement grew as more authors, panels, events, and signings were announced. I bought my tickets, gathered all my books, and planned out my schedule. Overall, I attended Once Upon a Retelling, The Afternoon Teanote: Marie & V, Smackdown & Tiger Beat, Kickoff Conversation: Leigh Bardugo & Marissa Meyer, Tropes We Love & Hate, and One Quick Question Lightning Round panels. My favorites were definitely the kickoff conversation and smackdown. Leigh Bardugo and Marissa Meyer are two of my favorite authors and I loved this panel. Those two together are just hilarious! The smackdown was pretty great as well. It consisted of Juvenilia readings and games. Many of the authors read stories that they wrote from their childhood and teen years. At some parts, I was literally crying from laughter. Some of the favorites included Marissa Meyer, E. Lockhart, Morgan Rhodes, and Kass Morgan. They were a couple other funny ones, but I cannot remember the authors anymore. Throughout the day, there were also fun …