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Signings


Superstars in Children’s Graphic Novels
Thursday 7/19 • 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Location: Autographing Area Table 5

Authors: Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Jarrett K Krosoczcka (Hey, Kiddo), Aron Steinke (Mr. Wolf’s Class), Molly Ostertag (The Hidden Witch), Gale Galligan (Baby-sitters Club Graphix), and Ian Boothby (Sparks!)


 

Panels


Superstars in Children’s Graphic Novels
Thursday 7/19 •  5:30PM – 6:30PM
Location: Room 26AB

Award-winning children’s book and graphic novel superstars discuss how they create the heroes,characters, and books that kids love.
Moderated by: Raina Telgemeier (Smile)
Panelists: Jarrett K Krosoczcka (Hey, Kiddo), Aron Steinke (Mr. Wolf’s Class), Molly Ostertag (TheHidden Witch), Gale Galligan (Baby-sitters Club Graphix), and Ian Boothby (Sparks!)


Autobiography in Graphic Novels
Friday 7/20 • 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Location: Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Public Library 330 Park Blvd

Popular graphic novelists discuss creating autobiography and memoir in children’s graphic novels. Hear how these authors turned their experience in comic in an in-depth conversation between award-winning, bestselling creators. Featuring Raina Telgemeier, Jarrett J Krosoczka (Hey, Kiddo) Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer; Lumberjanes), and Tillie Walden (Spinning)
Moderated by: Brigid Alverson (School Library Journal)
Panelists: Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Jarrett K Krosoczka (Hey, Kiddo), and Tillie Walden (Spinning)

 

Using Graphic Novels to Help Cope with Bullying
Saturday 7/21 • 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Location: Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Public Library 330 Park Blvd

Authors and educators discuss the fact that, despite nerd culture being at the forefront of the modern zeitgeist, many young lovers of science fiction, fantasy, gaming, and other fandoms often feel isolated in their school community. This can lead to bullying of these quiet and unique children on the basis of their interests or appearance. How can the comic con community help to alleviate the pressure and pain associated with bullying? These artists and educators will explore which comics exist that not just represent bullying but offer solace and solutions to kids who are actively dealing with it.
Moderated by: Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio).
Panelists: Molly Ostertag (The Hidden Witch), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Christina "Steenz" Stewart (Archival Quality), and Derek Heid (English/drama teacher, Temecula Valley High School)



1, 2, 3, ... 20?! How to Create (and Survive) a Successful Graphic Novel Series
SUNDAY 7/22 • 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Location: Room: 11

Making a graphic novel is a lot of work. But keeping a series going poses its own creative challenges. Please join bestselling comics creators to discuss the trials and tribulations of creating a series.
Moderated by: Rose Brock (San Houston State University)
Panelists: Jenni Holm, Matt Holm (Swing It, Sunny), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Molly Ostertag (The Hidden Witch), Judd Winnick (Hilo)

Earlier Event: June 22
ALA Annual New Orleans
Later Event: September 5
Festivaletteratura