University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Superheroes (Maybe) Save the World

Not all superheroes are as awe-inspiring as Superman; some struggle to save the world and are a bit more awkward and ordinary. Join the creators of superhero adventures, involving "Super Ben Braver and Recess Warriors," "Squirrel Girl," and "Princess Hamster and Dragonbreath." Assistive listening devices available.

Marcus Emerson

Marcus Emerson is the author of several highly-imaginative children's books including the popular Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja series and the upcoming Super Life of Ben Braver series. His goal is to create children's books that are engaging, funny and inspirational for kids of all ages--even the adults who secretly never grew up....

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Dean Hale

Dean Hale is the New York Times best-selling co-author of 10 books with his wife, Shannon Hale, including The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl novels for Marvel Press, the Princess in Black early chapter book series and graphic novels "Rapunzel's Revenge" and "Calamity Jack....


Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale is the New York Times best-selling author of over 25 books for kids, teens, and adults, including the Newbery Honor award winner Princess Academy, graphic novel Real Friends, several books in the popular Ever After High series and Austenland, now a major motion picture....

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Ursula Vernon

Ursula Vernon is a full-time author and illustrator whose work has won a Nebula, two Hugo Awards and been nominated for an Eisner. She loves birding, gardening, and spunky heroines and she thinks she would make a terrible princess....

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Arizona Daily Star
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Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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Stocker Foundation
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

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