Visit First Second at San Diego Comic-Con 2016!

First Second Books will be exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con July 21-24, 2016 at Booth #1323! But that’s not all—they also have a great group of authors and comics professionals appearing at panels on each day of SDCC, projecting the future of kids’ comics in 2026 and talking about myths and fairy tales. First Second will also be doing in-booth signings and giveaways.

Be sure to stop by and say hello, and check out all of their programming below!

 

Thursday, July 21st

  • In-Booth Signing: John Patrick Green (Hippopotamister)
    11:00am, First Second Booth 1323
  • First Second 10th Anniversary Celebration
    1:30 pm – 2:30pm, Room 4
    Featuring: Mark Siegel (First Second) and Ben Hatke (Mighty Jack)
  • Panel: We Need Diverse Comics
    3:00pm – 4:00pm, Room 9
    Featuring: Ben Hatke (Mighty Jack)
  • Panel: Make Your Own Story
    3:30pm – 4:30pm, Room 24ABC
    Featuring: John Patrick Green (Hippopotamister)
  • Signing: John Patrick Green (Hippopotamister)
    5:00pm, AA09

 

Friday, July 22nd

  • Spotlight on Ben Hatke (Mighty Jack)
    11:00am – 12:00pm, Room 4
  • Censorship and Kids Comics
    12:00pm – 1:00pm, Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Library
    Featuring: First Second staff member Gina Gagliano
  • In-Booth Signing: Ben Hatke (Mighty Jack)
    12:30pm, First Second Booth 1323
  • Entertainment Weekly Con-X featuring Gene Luen Yang (Paths & Portals)
    12:45pm, Embarcadero Marina Park North
  • Kids Comics 2026 – What Publishers Project for the Future
    1:00pm – 2:00pm, Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Central Library
    Featuring: First Second staff member Mark Siegel
  • How Comics Are Created
    2:00pm – 3:00pm, Shiley Special Events Suite in the San Diego Central Library
    Featuring: Gene Luen Yang (Paths & Portals)
  • In-Booth Signing: Gene Luen Yang (Paths & Portals)
    3:30pm, First Second Booth 1323
  • EW Con-X featuring Ben Hatke (Mighty Jack)
    3:30pm, Embarcadero Marina Park North
  • Graphic Novel Publishing Diversity
    4:00pm – 5:00pm, Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Library
    Featuring: First Second staff member Gina Gagliano
  • In-Booth Signing: MK Reed (Americus, Dinosaurs)
    5:00pm, First Second Booth 1323
  • Graphic Novel Publishing: State of the Industry
    5:00pm – 6:00 pm, Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Central Library
    Featuring: First Second staff member Mark Siegel

 

Saturday, July 23rd

  • Once Upon a Time: Teaching Fables, Fairy Tales, and Myths with Comics and Graphic Novels
    10:00am – 11:00am, Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Central Library
    Featuring: Ben Hatke (Mighty Jack)
  • Dig Deep
    10:00am – 11:00am, Room 28DE
    Featuring: MK Reed (AmericusDinosaurs) and Gene Luen Yang (Paths & Portals)
  • In-Booth Giveaway: Tetris by Box Brown
    11:00am, First Second Booth 1323
  • Reading Without Walls: Gene Luen Yang In Conversation with Hank Green
    12:00pm – 1:00pm, Room 29AB
  • In-Booth Signing: Ben Hatke (Mighty Jack)
    12:00pm, First Second Booth 1323
  • The Kids Comics Revolution
    1:00pm – 2:00pm, Location TBA
    Featuring: Gene Luen Yang (Paths & Portals) and John Patrick Green (Hippopotamister)
  • In-Booth Signing: Gene Luen Yang (Paths & Portals)
    2:30pm, First Second Booth 1323

 

Sunday, July 24th

  • In-Booth Signing: John Patrick Green (Hippopotamister)
    11:00am, First Second Booth 1323
  • How (and Why) Kids Started Reading Comics Again
    12:00pm – 1:00pm, Room 25ABC
    Featuring: First Second staff member Gina Gagliano
  • Leigh Bardugo and Gene Luen Yang In Conversation
    1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room 29AB
  • Racebending
    3:00pm – 4:00pm, Room 29AB
    Featuring: Gene Luen Yang (Paths & Portals)

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