YA Presents Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow

This fantastic show is one that all Young Adult fans need to experience at least once. This motley band of talented and costumed authors gathered in the Marriott A707 at 7PM Friday for an hour of readings, musical numbers and a ton of fun.

Alethea Kontis created this sideshow a few years ago for Dragon Con. It was an instant success. Now, it’s a tradition for the YA Track. This year’s panelists were S.J. Tucker, Alethea Kontis, Gray Rinehart, Leanne Renee Hieber, E.C. Myers, and Mari Mancusi. There was a lot of chemistry between these panelists, which made this panel so much more fun.

Two of the authors, Tucker and Rinehart, performed original pieces for the audience. Rinehart had everyone in the audience, and the panelists, singing along.

There was also an original Princess Alethea production of The Little Mermaid. It was hilarious. All of the panelists, the Brute Squad, and a young girl from the audience participated in this spin of the popular classic.

It was a joyful time for everyone.

Author of the article

Award-winning author Amanda Faith may have been raised in Dayton, but her heart and home is in the South. With a lifelong love of teaching and writing, she had plenty of encouragement from teachers and friends along the way. Loving a good puzzle has always been a fascination, and writing gives her the outlet to put all the pieces together. Being adventurous and loving to try new things, it wasn’t long before her characters found themselves in unusual situations. She loves to put people from two different worlds into new situations and to see how they interact, taking them on journeys they would never have normally experienced. Her current adventure working as a high school English professor turned Media Specialist, writing, and doing paranormal investigations doesn’t slow her down from having a great time with a plethora of hobbies. Her published credits include several short stories, poetry, several journal articles, her doctoral dissertation, and her award-winning book Strength of Spirit. With multiple degrees, she has a passion for learning and exploring new venues. She is a staff writer for The Daily Dragon at Dragon Con. Check out her new website (www.amandafaith.net) or on Instagram (@dramandafaith)