Raina is honored to be a special guest of the Denver Comic Con (DCC) this year! She will be doing signings and panels throughout the weekend. You can see her complete signing and panel schedule here!.
DCC is a 3-day, family-friendly pop culture fan extravaganza, and a program of the Colorado nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom, whose mission is to inspire a love of learning, to increase literacy, celebrate diversity and build community through pop culture education. The proceeds from this annual event benefit Pop Culture Classroom’s overall educational endeavors.
All events take place at the Juneau Aurts & Culture Center! Admission is free.
11am-12pm Signing @ Alaska Robotics Booth
12pm-1pm Art Imitates Life: Panel with Vera Brosgol (At KTOO 360)
2-3pm I’ll be doing portraits at the Hearthside Books Booth. $20/drawing, all proceeds going to the bookstore in honor of Independent Bookstore Day!
4pm-5pm Signing @ Alaska Robotics Booth (JACC)
I'll be a special guest at C2E2 in Chicago! It's in the South Building at McCormick Place, and you can get tickets here!
This is my schedule of events and signings throughout the weekend:
Friday, April 6
5:30PM – 6:30PM Panel: Creating Comics as Part of a Literacy Curriculum
Location: Room S405b
Moderated by Deb Filbin (Educator) Panelists: Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts), Jill Gerber (Lion Forge Press), Illya Kowalchuk (Pop Culture Classroom, Director of Education), Ben Packard (Teacher), Caitlin Novak (high school student) Description: Elementary and secondary school educators discuss creating comics in the classroom and implementation of graphic novels in a Common Core world in order to scaffold literacy skills. This lesson planning and demonstration will illustrate specific strategies on utilizing the creative nature of drawing as a means for communication and a stepping stone to next level thinking by working through adapting a complex text to a visual medium by following a prose to script to comic process. Hosted by Pop Culture Classroom.
6:45PM - 7:45PM Panel: Girl Power Comics: Middle-Grade Fiction for Girls (and Boys)
Moderated by Brigid Alverson (School Library’s Good Comics for Kids, CBR) Panelists: Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts), Gale Galligan (Baby-sitter Club Graphic Novels), Sarah Graley (Kim Reaper) Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu), Eric Kallenborn (Pop Culture Classroom), Leila del Duca (Sleepless) Description: The creators behind some of your favorite middle-grade graphic fiction discuss creating stories with strong, positive female characters, and the importance of overcoming the lingering perception that comics are only for boys. Hosted by the Children’s Book Council.
Saturday, April 7
2:45PM – 3:45PM Signing at Autograph Area, Table 37
4:00PM – 5:00PM Story of a Life: Biographical & Autobiographical Comics
Moderated by Oliver Sava (Writer, AV Club) Panelists: Box Brown (Is This Guy For Real: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Ghosts), Lucy Knisley (Relish) and David Carlson & Landis Blair (The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry) Description: Sometimes the most compelling stories are the true ones. Join a group of comics and graphic novel creators as they explore harnessing the graphic medium to tell incredible true stories.
Sunday, April 8
2:45PM – 3:45PM Panel: Goosebumps, Ghosts, and Baby-sitters: Pop Culture Kids Books
Location: Room S401
Moderated by Eric Kallenborn (Educator, Pop Culture Classroom) Panelists: Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts), R.L. Stine (Goosebumps), Gale Galligan (Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novels)
4:00PM – 5:00PM Group Signing with R.L. Stine, Gale Galligan, Raina Telgemeier
Location: Autograph Area, Table 33 & 34
Raina will deliver this year's Margret and H.A. Rey Curious George Lecture! This event connects children and their families to the magic of reading through a personal experience with an author or illustrator. The lecture series—developed in partnership with the Margret and H. A. Rey Curious George Fund—creates a community celebration around outstanding, engaging books for young readers. Speakers are chosen in honor of Margret and H. A. Rey, Cambridge residents who created many beloved children’s books, including Curious George.
Celebrate the comics of San Francisco native Raina Telgemeier including her highly popular autobiographical works Smile and Sisters, her award-winning graphic novels Drama and Ghosts, and her acclaimed adaptations of Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-Sitter’s Club series. The exhibition features an in-depth look at Telgemeier’s creative process and includes rare comics and photos from the artist’s own archives.