major Australian and overseas authors, editors, agents, and other speakers. The program will have multiple streams. Program items will potentially contain subject matter such as young adult, science fiction, fantasy, horror, academic, TV shows, science, ecology, and other genre-related topics. Some items will feature more direct contact with industry professionals, such as kaffeeklatsches (small group gatherings with authors for a coffee and a chat), author readings, and signings.
Hurrah for YA authors and books! They haven't announced any YA stuff yet, but the guest of honour are Kim Stanley Robinson (author of the Mars trilogy), Robin Johnson, who is the chair of AussieCon, and Shaun Tan, award-winning artist. His collaboration with John Marsden on The Rabbits is gorgeous.
I think I might have to go.