First Second Books Will Have Lots of Panels and Signings at SDCC 2013

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First Second BooksWe’re going to San Diego Comic-Con next week!

First Second will be exhibiting at booth 1323. We’d love to have you come by and say hi! And you are of course all welcome to buy lots of books as well.
Here is our extremely lengthy schedule of panels and signings, which includes appearances by authors Vera Brosgol (a SDCC Guest of Honor!), Cecil Castellucci, Zack Giallongo, Faith Erin Hicks (another SDCC Guest of Honor!), Matt Kindt, Teddy Kristiansen, Jordan Mechner, Paul Pope, Dave Roman, Steven T. Seagle, Mark Siegel (up for an Eisner Award this year!) and Gene Luen Yang.

9:30am / Zack Giallongo (Broxo) signing at the :01 booth
10:00 – 12:00pm Tr!ckst3r Women in Comics Symposium w/ Cecil Castelluci (Odd Duck), Vera Brosgol (Anya’s Ghost), and Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong)
East Village Tavern Bowl / 930 Market Street / San Diego, CA 92101 (At 9th and Market)
11:00am / Matt Kindt (Red Handed) signing at the :01 booth
2:30pm / Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) signing at the :01 booth
3:30 – 4:30pm Integrating Comics into the Common Core, w/ Gina Gagliano (First Second Marketing & Publicity Manager) Room: 26AB

10:00 – 11:00am Graphic Novels: Words & Pictures — Come hear from the authors of some of the best new graphic novels that are out just in time for this show – including Beau L’Amour (The Law of the Desert Born), Jonathan Hennessey (The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation), Matt Kindt (Red Handed), Jordan Mechner (Templar), and Steven T. Seagle (Genius). These five great authors will discuss their process, their books, and why you should read them. Room 23ABC
11:30 / Jordan Mechner, Steven Seagle Autographing Area signing (AA09)
12:00 – 1:00pm Drawing Stories: What’s New in YA Graphic Novels — Vera Brosgol (Anya’s Ghost), Gris Grimly (Frankenstein), Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Hope Larson (Who is AC?), and Paul Pope (Battling Boy), five of the hottest teen graphic novel creators in the industry, discuss their current books, what’s involved in creating graphic novels for young adults, and why words and pictures go so well together in books for teens. Moderated by Scott Robins. Room 25ABC
12:00 – 1:00pm CBLDF Presents: Raising a Reader — Join an all-star panel of kids comics creators and educators to discuss ways to get children excited about reading, encouraging creativity, and cultivating a love of literature using great graphic novels and comics for younger readers. Panelists include: Jennifer & Matthew Holm (Babymouse), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), Alex Fajardo (Peanuts), Charles Brownstein (CBLDF), Meryl Jaffe (Johns Hopkins University). Room 30 CDE
1:00 – 2:00pm With Great Powers Come Great Stories — Authors incorporate superhuman, supernatural, mythological and magical elements into their novels to weave wonderful tales. w/ Mark Siegel Room 28DE
1:30 / Paul Pope (The Death of Haggard West) Autographing Area signing (AA08)
1:30 / Vera Brosgol (Anya’s Ghost), Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel), Autographing Area signing (AA09)
2:30 / Jordan Mechner (Templar) signing at the :01 booth
2:30 / Mark Siegel (Sailor Twain) Autographing Area signing (AA09)
5:15 / Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong) signing at the :01 booth

9:30 / Mark Siegel (Sailor Twain) signing at the :01 booth
10:00 – 12:00pm Tr!ckst3r Worldbuilding Panel w/ Paul Pope
East Village Tavern Bowl / 930 Market Street / San Diego, CA 92101 (At 9th and Market)
12:00 / Vera Brosgol (Anya’s Ghost) signing at the :01 booth
1:30 / Paul Pope (The Death of Haggard West) Autographing Area signing (AA08)
2:30 / Steven Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen (Genius) signing at the :01 booth
4:00 – 5:00pm Spotlight on Vera Brosgol (Anya’s Ghost); interviewed by Holly Black (The Coldest Girl in Coldtown). Room 4
4:30 – 5:30pm Comics and Prose – The Graphic Novel Hybrid — As comics become more and more mainstream, the hybrid comic book/ prose is on the rise. What makes this form so compelling for creators? Where is the form going? Where does it come from? A conversation about the possibilities and challenges of marrying these two forms. w/ Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck). Room 26AB
5:00 / Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints) signing at the :01 booth
5:30 / Vera Brosgol (Anya’s Ghost) Autographing Area signing (AA05)

9:30 / Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck) signing at the :01 booth
10:00 – 11:00am Kids — Comics in Action! — Comics Battle! Before your very eyes, some of your favorite comics creators — Jeffrey Brown (Star Wars Jedi Academy); Matt Holm (Babymouse); Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet); Rhode Montijo (Gum Girl); Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and Raina Telgemeier (Drama) — will compete in an action-packed, high-stakes, no holds-barred drawing championship for your approval! Who will win? It’s up to you to pick the best comics! Room 7AB
11:30 – 12:30pm Spotlight on Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong); interviewed by Jeff Smith (Bone). Room 8.
11:30 / Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) Autographing Area signing (AA09)
12:00 / Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints) signing at the :01 booth
1:00 / Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) Autographing Area Signing (AA03)
3:30 – 4:30pm First Second Presents Gene Yang & Paul Pope / In Conversation — First Second authors Paul Pope (Battling Boy) and Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints) discuss their creative process, their magical-realist storytelling techniques, and their exciting upcoming books – projects that each author has been working on for the past five years. Room 28 DE
2:30 / Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong) signing at the :01 booth
3:00–4:00 Publisher’s Weekly: What’s Next for Graphic Novels in Libraries—Graphic novels have become one of the hottest categories in libraries nationwide, with reader requests driving more and more libraries to acquire significant collections. Join Publishers Weekly Comics World‘s Heidi MacDonald as she explores the latest developments, including content challenges, digital lending, collection development, how authors can connect with libraries, the rise of comics for younger readers and what Common Core will mean for the whole field. With Eva Volin (Alameda Free Library), Karen Green (Columbia University), Josh Elder (Reading with Pictures), Scott Robins (Toronto Public LIbrary, A Parent’s Guide to the Best Kids’ Comics), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) Room 32AB

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the show!

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