I’ll be at the annual American Library Association conference and trade show this weekend, easier known as ALA. You’ll be able to find me in Artist Alley, Booth 409 (near the graphic novel and gaming stage). I’d make a map, but Artist Alley is just two rows- you shouldn’t have any problem finding me if I happen to be a person you are looking for. Here are some other places and times you can find me!
FRIDAY, June 24th
Fandom: Training Ground for the Next Generation of Comics Creators
Location: Convention Center, Room W414CD
Description: Many comics and graphic novel creators start out as fans and fandom today is providing young writers and artists more opportunities to explore and develop their work. Panelists will discuss why fandom is important in supporting new creators, what were their experiences in fandom and how did it help or hinder the development of their work and how they feel as mentors for the next generations of comics creators.
Authors: Ben Hatke, Joey Wieser, Mike Maihack, Eddie Pitman
Moderator: Scott Robins
SATURDAY, June 25th
Scholastic Signing 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Scholastic Booth #1236
First 60 in line get a free copy of Cleo #1
I’ll also be in attendance at the Scholastic Literary Event Saturday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm in the Rosen Centre Junior Ballroom (Lobby Level) if you can’t catch me at any of those places I mentioned above. I’m not presenting, just hanging out enjoying everyone’s company.
And, if you like cats or books or watercolors of cats reading books, you can bid on this piece I painted for the silent auction.
I think that’s it! ALA has become one of my favorite weekends of the year (and librarians some of my favorite people). Hopefully I’ll see a few of you there!