GHOSTS Tour: Final Leg!! (CA & TX)

October 25th, 2016

Saturday, October 29
San Francisco, CA
Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
11:00 AM public signing
INFO

Saturday October 30
San Jose, CA
Willow Glen Middle School
22105 Cottle Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
Hosted by Hicklebee’s
2:00 PM
Presentation is sold out, but you can still attend the book signing! Click for info.

Tuesday November 1
Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz County Veteran’s Memorial Building
846 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA
6:00pm
Hosted by Bookshop Santa Cruz
sold out, sorry!

Wednesday November 3
Dallas, TX
Half Price Books – Dallas Flagship
5803 E Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX
7:00pm
INFO

November 5
Austin, TX
Texas Book Festival

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Panel: Catching Curveballs
LOCATION: CAP E1.026
Life, loss, friendship and everything in between – how do we navigate the big stuff? In their new middle grade novels, award-winning authors Paul Griffin (When Friendship Followed Me Home), John David Anderson (Mrs. Bixby’s Last Day), and Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts) show us characters who do their best, even when life throws more than a few curveballs.

12:15 PM
Signing
Main Signing Tent

And that’s it!!! Thanks to everyone who has helped make the launch of Ghosts so incredible, so far. I’ll be back on the road again before you know it!

If I’m not coming to your region but you’d still like a signed book, fear not!! My local indie bookstore, Green Apple Books, will be happy to send you a signed copy. Order here!

GHOSTS TOUR: October – November!

October 3rd, 2016

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WOW!!! The first leg of the Ghosts Tour was AMAZING. I spent two weeks visiting a bunch of cities on the west coast, midwest, and midcentral east coast! For the photo hightlights, visit my Instagram!

Next up, I’ll be concentrating on the northeastern United States and Canada, and a few dates and details have been added to my schedule. Like before, each event has its own set of rules and regulations for tickets and information, so please see the individual websites linked to for full info. I’m afraid several events are also sold out, but I’m looking forward to seeing those of you who already got tickets!

Finally, you’ll see that there’s still some info ‘coming soon!’ for my time in Texas. Please hold on, and I’ll provide that info as soon as I have it!!

Without further ado, here are the stops I’ll be making over the next month and change:

Thursday, October 6
New York City

Book Con @ NYCC
Hudson Mercantile Building
500 W. 36th Street, NY, NY

6:45-7:45 PM
Panel: #WeAreComics: How Women Keep Changing the Game
Location: 1st Floor

8:00-9:00 PM
Book Signing
Location: 6th Floor signing area
Books sold by WORD Bookstore
150 wristbands will be given out for this signing

Saturday, October 8
New York City

Books of Wonder
18 W. 18th Street, New York, NY
11:00 AM
Open Stock Signing — open to the public!

New York Comic Con at Javits Center
655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001

4:00-5:00 PM
Panel: You Can Be the Next Scholastic Graphix Artist
Location: 1A18
Panelists include: David Saylor, Cassandra Pelham, Adam Rau, Mike Maihack, and Norm Feuti

5:15-6:15 PM
Book Signing
Location: Hall 1B Autographing Area, Table 22
Books sold by WORD Bookstore

Sunday, October 9
New York City

New York Comic Con at Javits Center
655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001

2:00-3:00 PM
Panel: My First Comic
Location: TK
Panelists: Sara Varon, Nathan Hale, and Jon Chad. Moderator: Maria Russo

A panel discussion between kids creators, for kids, about the first comics that they read and wrote and drew, and how they got from reading comics to creating them, with advice for the kids.

Monday, October 10
Montreal, Quebec
Rialto Theater, 5723 Av du Parc, Montreal, QB, Canada
4:00pm
Hosted by Librairie D+Q
TICKETS

Wednesday, October 12
Mississauga, ON
Chapters Vega (Indigo)
3050 Vega Boulevard
6:45 PM
Signing Only Event

Saturday, October 15
Columbus, Ohio
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC)
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Downtown Branch
96 S Grant Ave
Columbus, OH

1:00-2:00 PM Spotlight Presentation
Location: Auditorium

2:15-4:00 PM Ticketed Signing
Location: First Floor Autograph Space
Books available courtesy of Laughing Ogre

Sunday, October 16
Columbus, Ohio
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC)
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Downtown Branch
96 S Grant Ave
Columbus, OH

12:30-1:30 PM Raina Telgemeier in Conversation with Jeff Smith
Location: Auditorium

1:45-3:45 PM Ticketed Signing
Location: First Floor Autograph Space
Books available courtesy of Laughing Ogre

Monday, October 17
Madison, CT
First Congregational Church
26 Meeting House Ln, Madison, CT 06443
Hosted by RJ Julia Booksellers
7:00 PM
TICKETS

Tuesday, October 18
Mystic, CT
Denison Pequtsepos Nature Center, Coogan Farm
162 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355
Hosted by Bank Square Books
5:00PM
Sold out, sorry!

Thursday, October 20
Durham, NH
Three Chimneys Inn
17 Newmarket Road, Durham, NH 03824
5:00 PM Presentation and Q&A
Hosted by Water Street Books
TICKETS

Friday, October 21
Saratoga Springs, NY
Bethesda Episcopal Church
41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
6:00PM
Hosted by Northshire Bookstore
TICKETS

Sunday, October 23
New York City
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025
1:00 PM
Sold out, sorry!

Saturday, October 29
San Francisco, CA
Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
11:00 AM public signing
INFO

Saturday October 30
San Jose, CA
Willow Glen Middle School
22105 Cottle Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
Hosted by Hicklebee’s
2:00 PM
Please contact store for ticket info!

Tuesday November 1
Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz County Veteran’s Memorial Building
846 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA
6:00pm
Hosted by Bookshop Santa Cruz
sold out, sorry!

November 3-4: Texas events, details soon!!

November 5-6
Austin, TX
Texas Book Festival
More details soon!

If I’m not coming to your region but you’d still like a signed book, fear not!! My local indie bookstore, Green Apple Books, will be happy to send you a signed copy. Order here!

GHOSTS is Here!!!

September 13th, 2016

And here’s the animated video trailer Scholastic made!!

Thank you for ALL of the enthusiasm and excitement leading up to today. I will of course be heading out on a nation-wide book tour this week, and if you’d like to purchase a signed copy of Ghosts but can’t make it to one of my events, you can do so from my local independent bookstore, Green Apple Books!

I’ve already gotten a fair amount of questions and interest in Ghosts, so to satisfy people’s curiosity, I’ve added some content to my FAQ page. I’ve done some press and interviews, too, so here are links to those!

**NYT Book Review Podcast

**NPR’s Weekend Edition

**Interview: Washington Post

**Interview: School Library Journal

There are plenty more to come!

And of course, if you want to follow me on my tour, you can check out my Instagram!

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Ghosts Tour!!!

August 31st, 2016

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Oh boy…I’m gonna be a little busy this fall, visiting my readers all over North America during my GHOSTS TOUR!!! Check below to find out when I’ll be in a city near YOU!

Please note that with the exception of book festivals, ALL events will require the purchase of a ticket in order to attend and enter the signing lines. Links to purchase tickets are included! Each venue has its own set of rules and regulations, so please check carefully to assure you are aware of all necessary information in advance. Books will be for sale at every event, via the bookseller who is listed as the host.

Check back soon for more information about the regions where I’ve indicated I’ll be visiting but don’t have full details for yet. An up to date list of events will always be available on my homepage’s sidebar, over there to the right.


RAINA TELGEMEIER’S GHOSTS TOUR: FALL 2016!!

Tuesday September 13
San Francisco, CA: LAUNCH PARTY!!
St. Anne Catholic Church, Moriarty Hall
850 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122
6:00PM
Hosted by Green Apple Books
TICKETS

Wednesday September 14
Corte Madera, CA
Hall Middle School
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925
7:00 PM
Hosted by Book Passage
TICKETS

Thursday September 15
Seattle, WA
University Bookstore
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
7:00 PM
TICKETS

Saturday September 17
Vancouver, BC
West Point Grey United Church
4595 W 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1:30 PM
Hosted by KidsBooks
–SOLD OUT, SORRY!!–

Sunday September 18
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, John Hirsch Mainstage
174 Market Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
12:00 Noon
Hosted by McNally Robinson
TICKETS

Monday September 19
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota, Cowles Auditorium
at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
6:30 PM
Hosted by Red Balloon Bookshop in conjunction with University of Minnesota
TICKETS

Saturday, September 24
Washington, DC
National Book Festival
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001
Booksigning from 4:00-5:00PM
Presenting from 5:30-6:30 PM on the Main Stage
INFO
Tickets are not required, but signings will not be available outside the times posted, and seating at the presentation will be limited to availability.

Sunday, September 25
Dulles, VA
Books-A-Million Dulles
21100 Dulles Town Center Circle, Dulles, VA, 20101
2:00 PM
INFO

Monday, September 26
Philly/Haverford, PA
Children’s Book World
17 Haverford Station Road, Haverford, PA 19041
4:30 PM
Signing event only. No presentation. INFO HERE.

October 6-9
New York City
New York Comic Con and BookCon@NYCC
Javits Convention Center
Details to come
INFO

October 10
Montreal, Quebec
Rialto Theater, 5723 Av du Parc, Montreal, QB, Canada
4:00pm
Hosted by Librairie D+Q
TICKETS


October 11-13: More Canadian events, details soon!!

October 15-16
Columbus, Ohio
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC)
Details to come
INFO

Monday October 17
Madison, CT
First Congregational Church
26 Meeting House Ln, Madison, CT 06443
Hosted by RJ Julia Booksellers
7:00 PM
TICKETS

Tuesday October 18
Mystic, CT
Denison Pequtsepos Nature Center, Coogan Farm
162 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355
Hosted by Bank Square Books
5:00PM
TICKETS

Friday October 21
Saratoga Springs, NY
Bethesda Episcopal Church
41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
6:00PM
Hosted by Northshire Bookstore
TICKETS

Sunday October 23
New York City
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025
1:00 PM
TICKETS

October 28-30: More SF Bay Area events, details soon!!

Saturday October 29
San Francisco, CA
Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
11:00 AM public signing
INFO

Tuesday November 1
Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz County Veteran’s Memorial Building
846 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA
6:00pm
Hosted by Bookshop Santa Cruz
TICKETS

November 3-8: Texas events, details soon!!

If I’m not coming to your region but you’d still like a signed book, fear not!! My local indie bookstore, Green Apple Books, will be happy to send you a signed copy. Order here!

San Diego Comic-con 2016!

July 18th, 2016

Hey guys! Sorry it’s been so quiet around here. I’ve been super busy working on the details for my upcoming Ghosts book tour, writing a script for my next book, and just enjoying summer!

I’ll be at San Diego Comic-con this weekend, and if you’ve got tickets, I hope to see you there! Here are all the places to find me over the course of the show:

THURSDAY JULY 21

3:00pm-4:00pm
We Need Diverse Comics
Room 9
Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Ben Hatke (Mighty Jack), Nilah Magruder (M.F.K.), Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts), and Ron Wimberly (Prince of Cats) discuss the current state of diversity in the comics industry; what’s changed over the past decade, and what changes still need to happen.

FRIDAY JULY 22

11:00am-12:00pm
Author Autographing Session
Autographing Area 21
Ru Xu, Raina Telgemeier
Free GHOSTS ARC with book purchase while supplies last!

12:30pm-1:30pm
You Can be the Next Scholastic Graphix Artist
Room: 24ABC
Find out how to get published by Scholastic, the #1 graphic novel publisher for children! What does it take to be published by Scholastic’s Graphix imprint? Join Graphix editors David Saylor, Cassandra Pelham, and Adam Rau alongside authors Jeff Smith, Raina Telgemeier, and Ru Xu to find out how. And stay tuned for a special announcement!

4:00pm-5:00pm
Behind the Curtain: Creating Heroes in all Formats
Room: 25ABC
From secret hero societies to mystery-solving kids, graphic novels prove a picture’s worth a thousand words. Join artists Kate Beaton, Raina Telgemeier, Dustin Nyugen, Derek Fridolfs, Mike Wu, Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom as they discuss the creation of their new work.

5:30pm-6:30pm
Author Autographing Session
Autographing Area 20
Free GHOSTS ARC with book purchase while supplies last!!

SATURDAY, JULY 23

1:00pm-2:00pm
Author Autographing Session
Autographing Area 21
Free GHOSTS ARC with book purchase while supplies last!

3:00-4:00pm
Cartoon Art Museum signing
Booth #1930

SUNDAY JULY 24

12:00pm-1:00pm
How (And Why) Kids Started Reading Comics Again
Room 25ABC
How (and why) did comics and graphic novels for kids go from a sliver of the market to dominating the sales charts? And what’s next for the category? New York Times bestselling cartoonist Raina Telgemeier (Drama, Sisters) and children’s librarian Eva Volin are joined by comic industry insiders Gina Gagliano (marketing manager, First Second Books), Adam Staffaroni (senior editor, ROAR Comics), and Sarah Gaydos (editor, IDW) to discuss their theories. Moderated by Josh Elder (executive director, Reading With Pictures).

1:00pm-2:00pm
YA? Why Not? The Importance of Teen and Young Adult Comics
Room: 24ABC
Once the fastest growing genres in literature, YA books have grown beyond
babysitting and first loves. BOOM! Studios senior editor Sierra Hahn and creators Hope Larson (Goldie Vance,Compass South), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama), Cecil Castellucci(Shade, The Changing Girl, Moving Target: Princess Leia) and Brenden Fletcher (Gotham Academy) discuss the significance of these emerging categories of comics and what they mean for modern literacy.