Okay so I just found out about this cool author event being held in Tempe on April 4th. And how did I find out about it? A teen librarian in Massachusetts had a link on her blog about it. I'm assuming the event is aimed at the fans of the dozen or so authors instead of the librarians out there. Here's the link to their website: http://projectbookbabe.com/
This 3 hour event (2-5 p.m.) costs from $25-$100 and proceeds help Faith Hochhalter (AKA Book Babe) fight breast cancer. So not only do you get a seat to hear these great authors speak, a chance to win raffles and bid on auctions, and at least one signed book, you get to support a great cause.
I'd totally be going to this if I wasn't most likely having a newborn to deal with then! So, check out the website and see if any of these authors are your cup of tea (by the way, there are some big names here--including Stephenie Meyer and Shannon Hale).