University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Outer Space and Beyond: A Blend of Humor, Fact and Fiction


Enter outer space through different portals of fact and fiction. These best-selling authors combine fact, fiction and fantasy with humor to take readers out into space and beyond. We visit an upset Pluto, confused robots, a plant planet and the origins of Star Wars to consider our futures.


Panelists
Alexandra Bracken

Alexandra Bracken is the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Darkest Minds series and Passenger series. Born and raised in Arizona, she moved east to study history and English at the College of William and Mary in Virginia....

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Adam Rex

Adam Rex is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of "Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich." His latest book is "Pluto Gets the Call." Adam's other books include "The True Meaning of Smekday," which was made into the hit animated movie Home, "Moonday" and "School’s First Day of School," illustrated by Christian Robinson....

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Michael Rex

Michael Rex has written and/or illustrated more than 40 children's books, including "Eat Pete," "With Any Luck," "I'll Drive a Truck," the New York Times number one bestseller "Goodnight Goon," "The Runaway Mummy," "Truck Duck" and the Fangbone series, which has also been turned into an animated TV series....

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Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka has been writing books to inspire crazy kids for longer than he can remember. As one third grader correctly put it, he has been writing "since the 1900s!" He is probably best known as the author of "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs," "The Stinky Cheese Man," "Math Curse" and "Knucklehead....

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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Party Rental Companies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.

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