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