Tue
Jul 9 2013 5:30pm

Come Visit First Second Books at SDCC!

First Second San Diego Comic Con 2013First Second Books has a packed schedule for SDCC 2013 including author signings, all-star panels on getting your kids excited about reading, and a “high-stakes, no holds-barred” drawing championship! First Second will be at Booth 1323 hosting authors including Dave Roman, Mark Siegel, and Faith Erin Hicks, and on Sunday, First Second presents A Conversation Between Gene Yang and Paul Pope. It’s going to be a great Con—we can’t wait to see you there!

First Second Books at San Diego Comic-Con 2013:

Thursday, July 18

9:30am Zack Giallongo (Broxo) signing at the First Second 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 Signing with Matt Kindt (Red Handed) at the First Second Booth

2:30pm Signing with Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) at the First Second Booth

3:30—4:30pm Integrating Comics into the Common Core, w/ Gina Gagliano (First Second Marketing & Publicity Manager) Room: 26AB

 

Friday, July 19

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

11:30am Signing to follow with Jordan Mechner and Steven T. Seagle in the autographing area, Table 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 Signing with Paul Pope (The Death of Haggard West) in the autographing area, Table AA08

1:30 Signing with Vera Brosgol (Anya’s Ghost), Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel) in the autographing area, Table AA09

2:30 Signing with Jordan Mechner (Templar) at the First Second Booth

2:30 Signing with Mark Siegel (Sailor Twain) in the autographing area, Table AA09

5:15 Signing with Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong) at the First Second Booth

 

Saturday, July 20

9:30 Signing with Mark Siegel (Sailor Twain) at the First Second Booth

10:00—12:00pm Tr!ckst3r Worldbuilding Panel w/ Paul Pope (The Death of Haggard West)

East Village Tavern Bowl / 930 Market Street / San Diego, CA 92101 (At 9th and Market)

12:00 Signing with Vera Brosgol (Anya’s Ghost) at the First Second Booth

1:30 Signing with Paul Pope (The Death of Haggard West) in the autographing area signing, Table AA08

2:30 Signing with Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen (Genius) at the First Second 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 Signing with Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints) at the First Second Booth

5:30 Signing with Vera Brosgol (Anya’s Ghost) in the autographing area, Table AA05

 

Sunday, July 21

9:30 Signing with Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck) at the First Second 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 Signing with Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) in the autographing area, Table AA09

12:00 Signing with Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints) at the First Second Booth

1:00 Signing with Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) in the autographing area, Table 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 Signing with Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong) at the First Second Booth

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