BOOM! Studios Heads To 2020 ALA Midwinter Conference

by James Ferguson

If you’re heading to the 2020 ALA Midwinter Conference and Exhibition from January 24-28, 2020 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, you’ll want to swing by the BOOM! Studios booth (#1633). The publisher will be attending the show and hosting panels and signings throughout the weekend.

Attendees can snag an exclusive limited edition Lumberjanes-themed tote bag along with special advance readers copies and chapbooks of upcoming graphic novels including b.b.free, An Ember in Ashes: A Thief Among the Trees, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Once & Future, and Something is Killing the Children. Some creators will be on hand as well including Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes), Kieron Gillen (Once & Future), and James Tynion IV (Something is Killing the Children).

Here’s the BOOM! Studios booth schedule:

Saturday, January 25

  • 8:00AM-10:00AM     GNCRT Coffee & Comics: Sabaa Tahir
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM     Meet the Author: Kieron Gillen
  • 1:00PM – 1:50PM     BOOM! Studios Panel: Creating Bold New Worlds (PopTop Stage) featuring Sabaa Tahir, Kieron Gillen & James Tynion IV
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM     Meet the Author: Sabaa Tahir
  • 3:30PM-4:30PM     Meet the Author: James Tynion IV

Sunday, January 26

  • 11:00AM-12:00PM     Meet the Author: James Tynion IV
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM     Meet the Author: Sabaa Tahir
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM     Meet the Author: Kieron Gillen

BOOM! Studios is also hosting two panels during the ALA Conference. Check out the details below:

Saturday, January 25
GNCRT Coffee & Comics
(8:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Room 103-A)

Join BOOM! Studios and bestselling author Sabaa Tahir at the Midwinter Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table Comics Breakfast! Whether you are new to comics in libraries or a veteran of the “comic books are real books” fight, the GNCRT is here now to connect you to resources and other library folks with similar interests. Come socialize, eat some breakfast, drink some coffee, and connect with comics publishing representatives and creators. This is a ticketed event.

BOOM! Studios: Creating Bold New Worlds 
(1:00 – 1:50 PM, PopTop Stage)

Join acclaimed authors Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes), Kieron Gillen (Once & Future) and James Tynion (Something is Killing the Children) for an in-depth discussion about what it takes to create exciting new worlds in fantasy, science fiction, action and more than reflect the world outside your window. Moderated by Spencer Simpson (Sales Manager, BOOM! Studios).

Anyone in the area will get a chance to meet Kieron Gillen and James Tynion IV at a special offsite signing event at Brave New Worlds (55 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106) on Friday, January 24th, 2020 from 7-9 PM.

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