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  • First Second Schedule for SDCC 2015

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    Press Release:

    First Second Books will be exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con at booth #1323! We’ve got lots of books and authors and programs at the show – and please stop by the booth and say hi.

    (And for more details about these panels, check out the SDCC website.)

    THURSDAY, JULY 9th

    Panel: From Fan to Creator: Making the Dream a Reality
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am / Room 23ABC
    With :01 Author: Gene Luen Yang

    Signing
    Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
    Asaf Hanuka and Boaz Lavie Signing in the :01 Booth #1323

    Panel: Breaking Into Comics Right Now
    Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm / Room 28DE
    With :01 Staff: Gina Gagliano

    Signing
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Gene Luen Yang Signing in the :01 Booth #1323

    Panel: First Second Presents, ‘What’s In a Page?’
    Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm / Room 4
    With :01 Authors: Scott McCloud, Asaf Hanuka, Aron Steinke, Gene Luen Yang

    Panel: Eisner vs. Eisner: The Spirit at 75
    Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm / Comics Arts Conference Room #4
    With :01 Author: Scott McCloud

    Signing
    Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    Aron Steinke in the :01 Booth #1323

    Panel: Banned Books
    Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm / San Diego Central Public Library / The Auditorium
    With :01 Author: Mariko Tamaki

    Panel: The Nerd in the Classroom: Sci-Fi as an Educational Tool
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm / Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Public Library
    :01 Author: Gene Luen Yang

    Signing
    Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
    Jen Wang in the :01 Booth #1323

    Panel: Capturing Teen Angst in Comics
    Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm / Room 8
    With :01 Author: Jillian Tamaki

    Event: B&N Pop Culture Month Spotlight
    Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm / Location: B&N Mira Mesa / 10775 Westview Parkway / San Diego, CA 92126
    With :01 Author: Mariko Tamaki

    FRIDAY, JULY 10th

    Panel: Spotlight on Scott McCloud
    Time: 10:00 – 11:00am / Room 9
    :01 Authors: Scott McCloud; moderated by Gene Luen Yang

    Panel: 21st Century Creators
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am / Room 28DE
    With :01 Author: Jillian Tamaki

    Panel: Publishers Weekly Presents: The French Comics Invasion
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm / Room 29AB
    With :01 Staff: Mark Siegel

    Panel: Spotlight on Dave Roman
    Time: 11am – 12:00pm/ Room 4

    Signing
    Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
    Scott McCloud at the First Second Booth #1323

    Panel: Hopey, Israel, Skim, Oafs, and Beyond
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm / Room 28DE
    With :01 Authors: Mariko Tamaki

    Panel: Comics and the Real World: Using Graphic Novels as Tools of Tolerance
    Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm / Room: 30 CDE
    With :01 Authors: Aron Steinke, Cecil Castellucci

    Signing
    Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm
    Dave Roman signing at the :01 Booth #1323

    Panel: Creative Storytelling: Choose Your Own Adventure
    Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm / Room 8
    With :01 Author: Aron Steinke

    Panel: Spotlight on Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm / Room 29AB

    Panel: Spotlight on Asaf Hanuka and Boaz Lavie
    Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm / Room 9

    Signing
    Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm / Location: AA09
    With :01 Author Aron Steinke

    Signing
    Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
    Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki in the :01 Booth #1323

    SATURDAY, JULY 11th

    Galley Give-Away
    Time: 11:00am / at the :01 Booth #1323
    We’ll be giving away copies of Faith Erin Hicks’ The Nameless City!

    Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day
    Kids Comics Summit
    Time: 11:00 – 12:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
    With :01 Staff: Calista Brill

    Panel: Working Together: Writers and Artists
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm / Room 28DE
    With :01 Authors: Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki, Asaf Hanuka, Boaz Lavie

    Panel: Comics in the Classroom – Real-World Ideas for Engaging Your Students with Comics!
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm / Room 30CDE
    With :01 Authors: Dave Roman, Cecil Castellucci

    Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day: Age Categories
    Time: 12:00 – 1:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
    With :01 Staff: Calista Brill

    Signing
    Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
    Scott McCloud Signing in the :01 Booth #1323

    Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day: Librarian/Educator Fall 2015 Graphic Novel Buzz
    Time: 1:00 – 2:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
    With :01 Staff: Gina Gagliano

    Panel: Diversity
    Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm / Room 28DE
    :01 Author: Mariko Tamaki

    Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day: Contemporary Issues in Graphic Novel Publishing for Educators and Librarians
    Time: 2:00 – 3:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
    With :01 Staff: Gina Gagliano

    Signing
    Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    Asaf Hanuka and Boaz Lavie Signing at the :01 Booth #1323

    Signing
    Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm / Location: Autographing Area 09
    With :01 Author Mariko Tamaki

    Panel: Kids Comics
    Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm / Room 23ABC
    With :01 Author: Dave Roman

    Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day: Events for Community Engagement
    Time: 3:00 – 4:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
    With :01 Staff: Gina Gagliano

    Signing
    Time: 4:30 – 5:30pm
    Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki Signing in the :01 Booth #1323

    Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day: Librarian Talkbalk
    Time: 5:00 – 6:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
    With :01 Staff: Mark Siegel

    Panel: Storytelling
    Time: 5:30pm / Room 8
    With :01 Staff: Calista Brill

    SUNDAY, JULY 12th 

    Panel: The Girls Are Alright!
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am / Room 30CDE
    With :01 Authors: Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki, Cecil Castellucci

    Signing
    Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
    Cecil Castellucci Signing in the :01 Booth #1323

    Panel: Push Fun Forward: All-Ages Comics Have Arrived
    Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm / Room 24 ABC
    With :01 Authors: Dave Roman, Cecil Castellucci

    CA – Speculative Fiction Writers Sign

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    Cecil Castellucci and Rachel Searles appear at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Friday March 27th at 6:00 PM for a signing focused on SF for teens, and middle grade readers, but of interest to readers of all ages.

    Mysterious Galaxy Books
    5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111

    NYC – Odd Duck Signing

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    Cecil Castellucci appears at Books of Wonder on Tuesday November 19, 2013 on 3:30 PM!

    About The Program: STORYTIME WITH THE AUTHOR is a weekly storytime designed to connect young readers and listeners directly to the authors and artists who create the books they love. Each week we will invite an author or artist to read aloud from their books and other picture books that they love. They may also lead activities such as crafts or drawing.

    Creating a bond between authors and readers is one of the most effective ways we know to build a lifelong love of reading. With that in mind, we are so excited to present this program, which we hope will provide a unique, inspiring, and stimulating experience for our youngest readers!

    ABOUT OUR GUEST: Cecil Castellucci is an author of young adult novels, comic books, and the picture book, ODD DUCK.

    Books of Wonder
    18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
    (212) 989-3270

    CA – Year of the Beasts Signing

    Writer Cecil Castellucci signs at Secret Headquarters on Friday June 8, 2012.

    Press Release:

    We are very excited to host the book release for The Year of the Beasts, the new graphic novel written by Cecil Castellucci and illustrated by Nate Powell.

    There will be original art from the book on display, and Cecil herself will be here to say hi and sign books.

    Description of The Year of the Beasts from :01 First Second:
    “Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister Lulu are un-chaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food… and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone’s love and friendship to the test.”

     

    Secret Headquarters
    3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

    CA – The Year of the Beasts Signing

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    Writer Cecil Castellucci signs at Mysterious Galaxy in Redondo on Wednesday May 23, 2012 from 7:30 – 8:30pm.

    Press Release:

    Former indie rock girl Cecil Seaskull – AKA Cecil Castellucci – has many accomplishments under her studded belt. The pigtailed pixie studied theatre in Paris, received her B.F.A. in Film Production from Concordia University, started a music career with the band Bite, formed her second band Nerdy Girl, and co-founded Alpha 60 Film Collective — all the while working on her writing career. Cecil is the author of nine successful young adult books and comics, including her latest, Year of The Beasts. Written in the unique style of alternating prose and comics, Year of the Beasts isn’t just for teens! Adults and comic book lovers alike will also enjoy it.

    Mysterious Galaxy
    2810 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 310.542.6000

    NYC – The Year of the Beasts Signing

    Writer Cecil Castellucci signs at Book Court on Thursday May 31, 2012 at 7:00PM!

    Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister Lulu are un-chaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food . . . and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone’s love and friendship to the test. Alternating chapters of prose and comics are interwoven in this extraordinary novel that will break your heart and crack it wide open at the same time.

    Author Bio:
    Cecil Castellucci is the two-time MacDowell Colony fellow and award winning author of five books for young adults including Boy Proof (Candlewick, 2005), The Plain Janes (Minx/DC Comics, 2007), and Beige (Candlewick, 2007). This year she also accepted a position as YA and children’s books editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books, a newly launched online magazine. Cecil Castellucci’s books have been on the American Library Association’s (ALA’s) BBYA, Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Great Graphic Novels for Teens lists, as well as the NYPL Books for the Teen Age and the Amelia Bloomer list. Born in New York City, Cecil lives in Los Angeles and plays in an indie rock band under the aliases Nerdy Girl and Cecil Seaskull.

    Book Court
    163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    CA – First Day on Earth Signing

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    Cecil Castellucci returns to Skylight Books on Tuesday, October 25th 2011 at 7:30pm to launch her new young adult novel First Day on Earth.  This isn’t just a launch party — it’s also Cecil’s birthday, so expect a party!

    Mal lives on the fringes of high school. Angry. Misunderstood. Quiet, but with a lot of words underneath. Seven years ago, Mal disappeared for three days. Everyone tells him it was a breakdown, a seizure, something medical. He thinks it was something different. An alien abduction. But there’s no way for him to know for sure. Then, at an abductee support group, he meets Hooper, who has some otherworldly secrets of his own. And suddenly the truth is closer than Mal ever imagined it could be.

    Cecil Castellucci grew up in New York City and is the author of the young adult novels Rose Sees Red, Boy Proof, The Queen of Cool, and Beige, the children’s picture book Grandma’s Gloves, and the comic books The Plain Janes and Janes in Love. Currently, Cecil Castellucci lives in Los Angeles. You can learn more about her at www.misscecil.com and via her blog, castellucci.livejournal.com.

    Skylight Books
    1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
    Tel: 323.660.1175

    CA – Rose Sees Red Signing

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    Cecil Castellucci discusses and signs Rose Sees Red on October 9, 2010 at 2:00pm.

    Book Soup
    8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069

    CA – Grandma’s Gloves Signing

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    Cecil Castellucci presents and signs Grandma’s Gloves on Saturday August 7, 2010 at 10:30am.

    Vroman’s Bookstore
    695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

    AZ – YAllapalooza

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    James A. Owen, Cecil Castellucci & more sing on Jan. 9th

    James A. Owen, Cecil Castellucci & more sign on Jan. 9th

    January 9, 2010 ~ 4-7pm

    YAllapalooza 2010, a literary musical extravaganza featuring live bands, pizza, games, prizes, and a chance to mix and mingle with your favorite YA authors and get books signed! We’ll have a live game show that tests contestants’ knowledge of young adult and middle grade literature with games GUARANTEED to amaze and amuse. Los Angeles authors include Cecil Castellucci, Carol Snow, Blake Nelson, Andrew Smith, Mark London Williams, and Amy Goldman Koss. Arizona authors include Janette Rallison, James A. Owen, Angela Morrison, Janni Lee Simner, Tom Leveen, Tony Carrillo, Aprilynne Pike, and Jon Lewis. Bands to be announced.

    Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283

    (480) 730-0205

    www.changinghands.com