University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

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

James Dashner

Maria Wood

Mr. Dashner is sponsored by the University of Arizona BookStores

James Dashner is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling Maze Runner series: "The Maze Runner," The Scorch Trials," The Death Cure," The Kill Order" and "The Fever Code," and the New York Times best-selling Mortality Doctrine series: "The Eye of Minds," The Rule of Thoughts" and "The Game of Lives."

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Scheduled events:
Maze Runner: A Saga of Survival
A conversation with Jame Dashner about his popular Maze Runner series and the movies based on his books. Dashner will talk about how he came to write the Maze Runner books and his newest book, which explains the origin of the maze.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: James Dashner
Moderator: Lisa Morris-Wilkey
Interview with James Dashner
An interview with a small group of teens who have read the author's books and are creating a podcast.

AZPM - Teen Audio Interviews (not a public venue)
Sat, Mar 11, 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Panelist: James Dashner
Dystopian Worlds: Mazes of Time, Space and Memory
Three best-selling YA authors talk about creating dystopias in which their characters struggle to save their world. Whether those worlds involve mazes, time travel or the loss of memory, these authors portray dangerous worlds where mysteries abound and survival is an uncertainty.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Alexandra Bracken, Sharon Cameron, James Dashner
Moderator: Celeste Trimble

The Fever Code
Children / Teens
Delacorte Press
September 2016
ISBN 9780553513097
Hardcover, 384 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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Reveals how Thomas and WICKED built the Maze against the backdrop of an apocalyptic world.

The Game of Lives (Mortality Doctrine, Book Three)
Children / Teens
Delacorte Press
November 2015
ISBN 9780385741439
Hardcover, 304 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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From James Dashner, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, comes The Game of Lives, the final book in the Mortality Doctrine series, an edge-of-your-seat cyber-adventure trilogy that includes The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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