VAs @ LA Times Festival of Books

The LA Times’ annual Festival of Books takes place April 25-26 at UCLA and will include appearances by voice actors Debbie Derryberry (Jimmy Neutron, Grim & Evil) and Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons), as well as celebrities who have done a fair amount of voice acting: Danica McKellar (Static Shock, Justice League), Wil Wheaton (Batman: The Brave and The Bold, Ben 10: Alien Force), Cloris Leachman (The Iron Giant, A Troll in Central Park), and Michael J. Fox (Stuart Little series, Atlantis: The Lost Empire).

Here’s a sample of the schedule of events:

– Saturday, April 25th

Panel presentation: 10:30 AM
Status Update: Social Networking and New Media, featuring Wil Wheaton

Stage presentation: 10:40 AM
Debi Derryberry, voice of Jimmy Neutron and Author, “Baby Banana” and “Licorice Tree”

Stage presentation: 12:00 PM
Danica McKellar, author, “Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss”

Stage presentation: 3:00 PM
Yeardley Smith, voice of Lisa Simpson and Author, “I, Loreilei”

– Sunday, April 26th

Panel presentation: 10:30 AM
Michael J. Fox in Conversation with Mary McNamara

Panel presentation: 12:00 PM
Cloris Leachman, author of “Cloris” interviewed by George Englund

Event information is available via or you can call 1-800-LA TIMES, ext. 7BOOK. Admission for the event is free, but tickets are required for panel presentations. However, tickets are only .75 cents and can be purchased via select Ticketmaster outlets in Southern California starting at Noon on April 19th.

Previous related news: 3.19.2009 — Simpsons’ Yeardley Smith Publishes Children’s Book.


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