The more acceptance and acclaim comics and graphic novels receive for their literary merit, the more libraries stock their collections with them. Therefore, it should be no surprise when the American Library Association holds their big conferences, comic publishers make their presence felt exhibiting, holding panels, and providing exclusives.
This year, for ALA Midwinter 2019, Boom! Studios have revealed their plans for the show, which will take place January 25th – 29th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
Arune Singh, VP of Marketing, says:
BOOM! Studios is heading to ALA Midwinter with a guarantee for every librarian – you’ll leave our booth with more than one new book perfect for the patrons walking through your doors every day. We’re excited to meet each of the librarians making such a huge impact in their communities by offering them different limited-edition exclusives, meet & greet opportunities with some of our most popular creators, an exciting selection of graphic novels from our diverse library, tasty treats and more each day!
They will have plenty of exclusives, some of which you can get signed by creators, along with advanced looks at anticipated 2019 graphic novels. These include Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Jordie Bellaire, Dan Mora & Joss Whedon), The Avant-Guards (Carly Usdin & Noah Hayes), The Magicians: Alice’s Story (Lev Grossman, Lilah Sturges & Pius Bak), Just Beyond: The Scare School (R.L. Stine, Kelly & Nichole Matthews) and more.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 ALA MW Variant Cover with cover art by George Schall.
Free to librarians and educators, exclusively available at signing opportunities with Jordie Bellaire from 3:30-4:30pm on Saturday, January 26th and 11-12pm on Sunday, January 27th
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Limited Edition Tote Bag with art by George Schall.
Free to librarians and educators, available at BOOM! Studios booth #626 while supplies last beginning Friday, January 25th.
The Magicians: Alice’s Story ALA MW Exclusive Chapter One ARC
Free to librarians and educators, available during signing opportunity with Lilah Sturges from 1-2pm on Saturday, January 26th.
ALA MidWinter Ribbons
Free in a dozen styles, available at BOOM! Studios booth #626 while supplies last beginning Friday, January 25th
Just Beyond: The Scare School ALA MW Exclusive Chapter One ARC
Free to librarians and educators, available at BOOM! Studios booth #626 while supplies last beginning Friday, January 25th
Ben 10: The Truth is Out There ALA MW Exclusive Print
Free to librarians and educators, available during signing opportunity with CB Lee from 11-12pm on Saturday, January 26th and 3-4pm on Sunday, January 27th
In addition to visiting the booth for signings and giveaways, attendees are invited to stop by the BOOM! Studios for the BOOM! Studios Tea Time between 4-5pm on Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th to indulge in some tea, cookies and comics discussion with BOOM! Studios staff and creators
They will also have one panel.
Monday, January 28th
BOOM! STUDIOS: DISCOVER YOURS AT ALA MIDWINTER
(10:00-10:50AM, Pop Top Stage)
Join Jordie Bellaire (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass and The Magicians: Alice’s Story) and CB Lee (Ben 10: The Truth is Out There) for a discussion on the diverse, award-winning imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM!. Hosted by Arune Singh (VP Marketing, BOOM! Studios), this roundtable discussion will tackle the challenges in creating original concepts in the current market; modernizing beloved pop culture icons; and the path forward to a more inclusive industry.
Boom! Studios has a full schedule for the show and can be found at booth #626. Although the conference may be geared towards librarians, anyone who is passionate about books, libraries, and eager to learn and shape the future of the industry are encouraged to attend.
More information can be found here.