Visit First Second at New York Comic-Con 2016!

First Second Books will be exhibiting at New York Comic-Con and BookCon October 6-9, 2016 at Booth #2239! But that’s not all—they also have a great group of authors, illustrators, and comics professionals appearing at panels on each day of NYCC and BookCon, discussing SFF worldbuilding and comics in real life, as well as celebrating First Second’s 10th anniversary! 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. (And for more updates, follow along on First Second’s Tumblr.)


Wednesday, October 5th

  • French Embassy Exhibition Party
    6:30pm, Cooper Union


Thursday, October 6th

  • In-Booth Signing: Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy)
    11:30am-12:00pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • In-Booth Giveaway: Teachers guides, GLY brochures, bookmarks
    12:00pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • Teaching More than the Basics: Pairing Comics and Chapter Texts in the Classroom
    12:15pm-1:15pm, Room 1B03
    Featuring: Rebecca Mock
  • You’re Such a Geek: A Guide for Teachers, Students, and Parents to Cope with Bullying
    12:30pm-1:30pm, Room 1A05
    Featuring: Dave Roman
  • In-Booth Signing: Danica Novgorodoff (The Undertaking of Lily Chen)
    1:30pm-2:00pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • Teaching History Through Comics
    1:30pm-2:30pm, Room 1B03
    Featuring: :01 Editor Calista Brill
  • Teacher Networking Session
    1:30pm-2:30pm, Room 1C03
  • In-Booth Signing and Giveaway: Matt Loux (Time Museum)
    2:00pm-2:30pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • Library Networking Session
    2:45pm-3:45pm, Room 1C03
  • The Games People Play
    2:45pm-3:45pm, Room 1A18
    Featuring: Box Brown (Tetris)
  • In-Booth Signing: Jorge Aguirre (Giants Beware and Dragons Beware)
    3:00pm-4:00pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • In-Booth Signing: Box Brown (Tetris and Andre the Giant)
    4:00pm-4:45pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • Signing, Asaf Hanuka (Boom)
    4:00pm-5:30pm, Booth 1558
  • In-Booth Signing: Nick Abadzis, Nick Bertozzi, and George O’Connor (Laika, Shakleton, and Olympians)
    5:30pm-6:30pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • NYCC Superweek Event: Box Brown (Tetris)
    6:00pm, Barcade Jersey City


Friday, October 7th

  • In-Booth Giveaway: Demon, Volume 2 by Jason Shiga
    10:30am-11:00am, First Second Booth 2239
  • Signing: Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka
    10:00am-11:30am, Artists Alley
  • You Fight Like a Girl! And Other Awesome Ideas Involving Women in Pop Culture
    11:00am-12:00pm, Room 1A24
    Featuring: :01 staff member Gina Gagliano
  • In-Booth Giveaway: The Rescue by Balak, Michael Sanlaville, and Bastien Vives
    11:30am-12:00pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • Signing: Asaf Hanuka (Boom)
    12:00pm-2:00pm, Booth 1558
  • Let’s Get Lost: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Worldbuilding in YA
    12:30-1:30pm, BookCon @ NYCC
    Featuring: Scott Westerfeld
  • Signing: Scott Westerfeld
    1:45pm-2:45pm, BookCon @ NYCC
  • In-Booth Signing: Box Brown (Tetris)
    2:00pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • Create Your Own Friendship Adventure
    2:00pm-3:00pm, Family HQ Workshop Room
    Featuring: John Patrick Green and Rebecca Mock
  • Signing: John Patrick Green (Hippopotamister) and Rebecca Mock (Compass South)
    3:30pm-4:00pm, TBD
  • In-Booth Signing: Scott Westerfeld (poster signing)
    4:00pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • In-Booth Sale: Something New signed copy
    5:30pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • Adult Comics: Box Brown (Tetris)
    6:30pm-8:30pm, Jefferson Market Library (New York Public Library)
  • Drawing Life: Who is the Parisian Roz Chast?
    6:30pm, Museum of the City of New York
    Featuring: Asaf Hanuka and Penelope Bagieu


Saturday, October 8th

  • In-Booth Signing: Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka (The Divine)
    11:00am, First Second Booth 2239
  • In-Booth Signing and Giveaway: Adam Rapp and Mike Cavallaro (Decelerate Blue)
    12:30pm-1:00pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • Drawing from the World: Franco-Belgian Comics in Global Context
    1:30pm-2:30pm, Room 1B03
    Featuring: Asaf Hanuka
  • In-Booth Signing: Box Brown (Tetris and Andre the Giant)
    2:00pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • Create Your Own True Story Comic Adventure
    2:00pm-3:00pm, Family HQ Workshop Room
    Featuring: Joe Flood, Jon Chad, Molly Brooks, and Falynn Koch
  • Kids Comics
    2:30pm-3:30pm, Jefferson Public LIbrary (New York Public Library)
    Featuring: John Patrick Green (Hippopotamister) and Rebecca Mock (Compass South)
  • Signing: Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka
    3:00pm-4:00pm, Artists Alley
  • In-Booth Signing: Jon Chad and Joe Flood (Science Comics: Volcanoes and Science Comics: Dinosaurs)
    3:30pm-4:30pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • In-Booth Sale: Nameless City signed copy
    5:00pm, First Second Booth 2239


Sunday, October 9th

  • In-Booth Giveaway: Exquisite Corpse by Penelope Bagieu
    11:00am-12:00pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • First Second 10th Anniversary Celebration
    12:15pm-1:15pm, Room 1B03
    Featuring: Mark Siegel, Box Brown, Scott Westerfeld, Sara Varon, Penelope Bagieu and Petra Mayer
  • In-Booth Signing and Giveaway: Into the Outlands by Robert Christie and Deborah Lang
    12:30pm-1:00pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • In-Booth Giveaway: Mighty Jack stickers
    2:00pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • My First Comic
    2:00pm-3:00pm, Family HQ Workshop Room
    Featuring: Sara Varon (Sweaterweather) and Jon Chad (Science Comics: Volcanoes, Science Comics: Dinosaurs)
  • In-Booth Signing: Sara Varon (Sweaterweather)
    3:30pm-4:30pm, First Second Booth 2239
  • Comics in Real Life
    4:00pm-5:00pm, BookCon @ NYCC
    Featuring: Penelope Bagieu (Exquisite Corpse) and Box Brown (Tetris)


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