Boom! Studios To Attend ALA Annual Conference With Special Guests

by James Ferguson

Boom! Studios is making the rounds to a number of conventions. After hitting the Diamond Retailer Summit and BookExpo, the next stop is the 2019 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition from June 20th – 25th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The publisher will have a number of special advance readers copies of graphic novels available at a new curated booth (#1616) including Just Beyond: The Scare School, The Magicians: Alice’s Story, and Bury the Lede, plus first looks at collections for The Avant-Guards, Sparrowhawk, and Ronin Island.

Additionally, attendees will have the chance to speak one-on-one with the writers behind some of these books during signing events throughout the weekend. Check out the full schedule below, including a Happy Hour on Friday evening with Boom! Studios staff and creators where wine and snacks will be served along with a booth-exclusive Tea Time.

Friday, June 21

  • 6:00PM-7:00PM     Happy Hour at BOOM! Studios

Saturday, June 22

  • 10:00AM-10:45AM     Meet The Author: Greg Pak
  • 12:15PM-1:00PM     Meet The Author: Gaby Dunn
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM     Meet The Author: Carly Usdin
  • 3:30PM-4:30PM     Meet The Author: Delilah S. Dawson
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM     BOOM! Studios Tea Time

Sunday, June 23

  • 10:00AM-11:00AM     Meet The Author: Gaby Dunn
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM     Meet The Author: Delilah S. Dawson
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM     Meet The Author: Greg Pak
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM    Meet The Author: Carly Usdin
  • 3:30PM-4:30PM    Meet The Author: R.L. Stine
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM    BOOM! Studios Tea Time

Monday, June 24

  • 11:45am-12:45pm     Meet The Author: R.L. Stine

Boom! Studios will also be hosting a couple panels during the conference including a roundtable discussion on graphic fiction and a spotlight panel on R.L. Stine. Check out the details below:

Saturday, June 22
BOOM! STUDIOS: DISCOVERING YOURSELF IN GRAPHIC NOVELS
(11:00am-12:00pm, Room 146B)

The world of graphic novels is bigger and better than ever before – but how do you find a story that really connects with YOU on the deepest levels? Join some of the most acclaimed voices in graphic fiction today including Greg Pak (Joss Whedon’s Firefly), Delilah S. Dawson (Sparrowhawk), Gaby Dunn (Bury The Lede) andCarly Usdin (The Avant-Guards) for a no-holds barred roundtable discussion exploring how graphic novels can help readers better understand the world around them – and the wonders inside of themselves too. Moderated by Arune Singh (VP Marketing, BOOM! Studios).

Monday, June 24
GOING JUST BEYOND WITH R.L. STINE
(10:30-11:30am, Room 154AB)

Join R.L. Stine, the award-winning, bestselling author and creator of Goosebumps and Fear Street, for a discussion about bringing horror to a new generation in Just Beyond, his first-ever original graphic novel series and what it means to create exciting middle grade fiction for modern audiences. Moderated by Alea Perez(President-Elect of the GNCRT).

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