Diamond Hosts Panels & Signings At ALA Midwinter 2019

by Gary Catig

Recently, we revealed Boom! Studios plans for the upcoming ALA Midwinter 2019. They are not the only comic-focused company attending the show. Diamond will also be there along with several of their publishers including Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Lion Forge, Green Ronin and Vault Comics.

You can find Diamond at Booth #2048 where you can participate in two exclusive giveaways. Stop by the booth and have your badge scanned for an opportunity to win a Doctor Who book, bag and t-shirt package or an AfterShock Comics graphic novel bundle.

For a schedule of all their activities, take a look below.

SIGNINGS

Friday, January 25

5:30 pm – Joel Christian Gill (Fast Enough: Bessie Stringfield’s First Ride)

6:00 pm – Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze)

Saturday, January 26

9:00 am – Chris Sebela (Crowded, Shanghai Red)

10:10 am – Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze)

11:00 am – Joel Christian Gill (Fast Enough: Bessie Stringfield’s First Ride)

1:40 pm – Joseph Keatinge (Flavor, Stellar)

2:00 pm – Joel Christian Gill (Fast Enough: Bessie Stringfield’s First Ride)

2:50 pm – Chelsea Kain & Lia Miternique (Man-Eaters)

Sunday, January 27

9:00 am – Joel Christian Gill (Fast Enough: Bessie Stringfield’s First Ride)

10:00 am – Chris Sebela (Crowded, Shanghai Red)

1:00 pm – Emily Powell & Eliza Fantastic Mohan, Teen Collaborators (Man-Eaters)

PANELS

ADAPTING GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR PROGRAMMING AND LESSON PLANS
Saturday 1/26 – PopTop Stage – 4PM
Image Comics’ Library Market Sales Representative, Chloe Ramos-Peterson and Eisner award-winning author/artist, Eric Shanower (AGE OF BRONZE, Oz) discuss how to turn any comic book or graphic novel into rewarding programming for library patrons and students. Handouts will be provided with example guides and instructions!

GRAPHIC NOVEL & COMICS ROUND TABLE COMICS BREAKFAST
Sunday 1/27 – Room 303 – 7AM

Wish you knew who to talk to when you have questions, suggestions, or critiques about comics in your library? Want to meet the people writing and drawing your branch’s most popular graphic novels? Come enjoy breakfast, coffee, and an informal meet and greet with your comics publishing representatives and creators!

RSVP REQUIRED: https://goo.gl/forms/tXelMTmThtXusahn2

GRAPHIC NOVEL & COMICS ROUND TABLE BOARD MEETING
Sunday 1/27 – Room 205 – 4PM

Committee meeting.

IMAGE COMICS – WE BELIEVE IN COMICS – 2019 BOOK BUZZ PREVIEW
Monday 1/28 – Book Buzz Theater – 11:10AM
“Image Comics previews their best and brightest and outlines upcoming titles to expect for the 2019 publishing seasons. From E for Everyone to M for Mature, we have a story for every reader!” 

ALA Midwinter 2019 runs from January 25th – January 29th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

More information can be found here.

Gary Catig

Gary Catig is west coast raised, east coast educated, and has a touch of southern charm. He has spent most of his adult life making science fiction a reality as an engineer conducting research in the military, microprocessor, and biotechnology fields. While currently living in San Diego, he enjoys all facets of pop culture including but not limited to comics, TV, movies, and music.

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