I’ll Take Audiobooks for $400, Please!: an Audience vs. Author Game Show I’ll Take Audiobooks for $400, Please!: an Audience vs. Author Game Show
Jun 04, 2017, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, Room 1E10
Test your bookish knowledge, competing head-to-head with Sarah Dessen (Once and For All), Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything), VE Schwab (A Conjuring of Light), and Kami Garcia (The Lovely Reckless) in categories like “Whose Voice Is It, Anyway?,” “Fantasy Worlds” and “Spotted at BookCon” and more, using audio clips from a wide variety of popular audiobooks. Are you a bigger book nerd than your favorite authors? Four lucky audience members will be recruited to join the fun onstage, hosted by Holly Black (The Cruel Prince). All attendees will receive a pair of earbuds and three free audiobook downloads!
This was a fun panel. It wasn’t really the authors verses the audience. More like an author teamed up with a member of the audience. They were chosen by being the first to answer a question about the author correctly.
The rest of the game was played much like Jeopardy!, and they even had to answer in the form a question.
Many of the clues were easy as they were from current and/or popular books, and the narrators sampled were some famous voices.
The blone girl who was on Kami Garcia’s team was exceptionally good. She had a extensive knowledge about books and authors. She was also really fast at buzzing in.
Authors Left to right: Nicola Yoon, VE Schwab, Kami Garcia, Sarah Dessen, and Holly Black.
After the panel my sister and I had lunch. Then we met up with Jenn from Australia. We roamed the Exhibit Hall.
There was madness at the Random House booth. There was a ticket giveaway for Leigh Bardugo, who wrote a book about Wonder Woman.
We saw a giant, disorganized crowd surrounding the booth and they had their hands in the air. We later found out that they started giving out the tickets randomly. People who had been waiting on a queue were livid, as they waited for quite a while only to miss out on a ticket to a random selection process.