First Second Panel & Signing Schedule for NYCC 2014

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Press Release:

First Second is proud to be featuring some wonderful authors at NYCC, including Andrew Arnold (Adventures in Cartooning),
 Box Brown (Andre the Giant), 
Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), Zack Giallongo (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth),
 Ben Hatke (Julia’s House for Lost Creatures),
 Danica Novgorodoff (The Undertaking of Lily Chen), George O’Connor (Olympians),
 Paul Pope and J.T. Petty (The Rise of Aurora West),
 MK Reed (The Cute Girl Network), and Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer).

Thursday, October 9th

Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

  • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
: Danica Novgorodoff
  • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm: Paul Pope

2:15 pm–3:00 pm The Mary Sue Presents Fight What You Know—with Danica Novgorodoff 

The geek world needs better representation in media, but aren’t you supposed to write what you know? Truth is, the whole “write what you know” thing is a load of bull honkey. A writer who can’t appreciate the perspectives of others is no kind of writer at all. Writers from all backgrounds and experiences join to talk about research, listening, soliciting criticism, and how to make sure you’re writing well when you’re outside the comfort zone of your own perspective. Room 1A14


3:00 pm–3:45 pm
 Coffee Talk with Monsters—with Paul Pope
What makes a monster something to be feared? A force to be reckoned with? Or just misunderstood? Join R.L. Stine (Party Games)Caitlin Kittredge (Black Dog), Lou Anders (Frostborn), Barry Lyga (Blood of My Blood), Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West), Ethan Reid (The Undying), Ransom Riggs (Hollow CityMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), and moderator Ali T. Kokmen (Barnes & Noble/NOOK) as they discuss the “monsters” in their books and what makes them truly something monstrous… Room 1A18


4:00 pm–5:00 pm Post-Panel Signing with Paul Pope in the Autographing Area, Table 19

Friday, October 10th

Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

  • 12:00 pm–1:00 pm: Andrew Arnold, George O’Connor
  • 5:00 pm
: Cory Doctorow

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Create Your Own Monster—with Andrew Arnold and George O’Connor
Two authors enter… and with your help, they’ll each create a monster who embodies everything that you think monsters should be! Which will be best? It’s up to you! 
Moderator: Jack Baur Family HQ – 1C03

3:00 pm
 Spotlight on Bryan Lee O’Malley—with Cory Doctorow
Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the bestselling Scott Pilgrim series, discusses his newest project, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel Seconds, with Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author and co-editor of Boing Boing. Room 1A21

Saturday, October 11th

Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

  • 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
: Jillian Tamaki
  • 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
: Cory Doctorow
  • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm: Box Brown

1:00 pm–1:45 pm
 Spotlight on Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is awesome! Moderated by Eric Smith from Book Riot.Room 1A10


7:15 pm–8:00 pm
 Breaking Good
—with Cory Doctorow

This panel explores how comic books, video games, and novels are addressing world challenges. Perhaps the most inspiring content for our panel audience will be to hear about how you are using popular entertainment to address the issues that you care about. We’ll have about 10 minutes each to talk. It’s an exciting lineup of panelists which includes an FBI Victim Specialist, the dynamic Alexis Krieger, who was involved in creating the comic book Abolitionista! that is being used to empower young people to protect themselves from predators. Room 1A05

Sunday, October 12th

Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

  • 11:30 pm–12:30 pm
: Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke
  • 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
: Cory Doctorow
  • 1:30 pm–2:30 pm
: Box Brown
  • 2:30 pm–3:30 pm
: MK Reed

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
 Create Your Own Magical Creature—with Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke
Two authors enter… and with your help, they’ll each create a magical creature who embodies everything that you think is awesome! Which will be best? It’s up to you! Family HQ – Room 1C03


2:00 pm–2:45 pm
 Comics and Graphic Novels for All Readers—with Cory Doctorow and Paul Pope

Join graphic novelists JP Ahonen (Sing No Evil), Emily Carroll (Through the Woods), Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), and Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West) for a discussion of the graphic novel form, its place in the literary canon today and their exciting new books, moderated by Scott Rosenberg, AM NYRoom 1B03


3:15 pm–4:00 pm
 Post-Panel Signing with Cory Doctorow and Paul Pope
in the Autographing Area, Table 19

3:15 pm–4:00 pm Build Your Own Adventure—with Zack Giallongo, Ben Hatke, and George O’Connor
In this interactive panel perfect for kids and families, top-tier graphic novel and comic authors and illustrators will work with the audience to write and illustrate an original adventure story! It will be an exciting ride, great for aspiring writers and artists. Featuring George O’Connor (Olympians), Matt London (The 8th Continent), Zack Giallongo (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth), Frank Cammuso (The Misadventures of Salem Hyde), Scott Campbell (Hug Machine), Ben Hatke (Julia’s House for Lost Creatures). Room 1A01

4:15 pm–5:00 pm
 Post-Panel Signing with Zack Giallongo, Ben Hatke, and George O’Connor
 in the Autographing Area, Table 19

IE – Seconds Signing

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Cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of Scott Pilgrim, appears at Forbidden Planet’s Dublin store on Wednesday August 20th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm!

RSVP on Facebook!

Forbidden Planet Dublin
5/6 Crampton Quay, Dublin, Ireland

UK – Seconds Signing

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Cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of Scott Pilgrim, appears at Forbidden Planet in Edinburgh to sign his new graphic novel SECONDS on Sunday 17th of August from noon till 1:00 pm!

Forbidden Planet Edinburgh
40/41 South Bridge, EH1 1LL Edinburgh

WA – Seconds Signing

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Cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley appears at the Town Hall on Saturday July 19th at 6:30 pm for a signing of his new graphic novel Seconds.

Press Release:

This edition of Verse Chapter Verse features an author Q&A with Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley, sandwiched between the musical stylings of Seattle-based Tacocat. Magic mushrooms, second chances, and best intentions all surface in O’Malley’s newest work. Seconds: A Graphic Novel follows the journey of chef Katie, her restaurant-related business exploits, ex-boyfriend, and what it means to start over. The event is presented as part of Verse Chapter Verse, The Stranger’s readings-and-music series, with books editor Paul Constant. The Q&A will take place between brief Tacocat sets — a palindrome, a foursome, and a “pop-punk-pop” band. O’Malley is the author of New York Times bestselling Scott Pilgrim series.

Presented by: Town Hall and The Stranger, in partnership with University Book Store, as part of the Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts.
Tickets: $5.
Town Hall Member Benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales.
Doors open: 6:30 pm

Signing note: Signings will be limited so that any attendees can get 1 copy of Seconds signed plus 1 other item (including books/comics by the author, and the Scott Pilgrim DVD. No toys, shirts, bags, body parts, or other memorabilia). If a fan doesn’t have a copy of Seconds, then they only get 1 item signed. One item per person will be personalized — the second item will get a signature only. Pictures in line are okay, but no posed photos.

Town Hall
1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

NYC – Seconds Signing

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Bryan Lee O’Malley appears at Barnes & Noble to sign his new graphic novel Seconds on Monday August 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028
212-369-2180

ON – Seconds Signing

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Bryan Lee O’Malley appears on Wednesday, July 30th at 9:00 pm at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema!
Admission $10/door or FREE with Advance Purchase of SECONDS at The Beguiling

Press Release:

One and all! Please welcome Bryan Lee O’Malley, author of the bestselling Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series, as he celebrates the release of his new graphic novel SECONDS in Toronto! O’Malley will be interviewed on stage at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema about SECONDS, the massive success of Scott Pilgrim, and the transition between the two.

Admission to this event will be ticketed. Tickets are $10 each at the door or FREE with the Advance Purchase of SECONDS.

SECONDS is officially on sale beginning July 15th. Pre-purchase your copy at The Beguiling, including a FREE event ticket, beginning June 23rd.

Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, M5S 1Y3, ON

OR – Seconds Signing

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Cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of Scott Pilgrim, appears at Powell’s City of Books on Friday July 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm for a signing of his new graphic novels SECONDS!

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114

CA – Seconds Signing

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Bryan Lee O’Malley appears at Barnes & Noble to sign his new graphic novel Seconds on Tuesday July 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270