Boom Studios will be returning the 2020 American Libraries Association Midwinter Conference and Exhibition in two weeks, running from January 24th to 28th, 2020 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Philadelphia. And they are bringing some new folk as well.
They'll have a curated booth #1633 and an exclusive limited edition Lumberjanes-themed tote bag, advance readers copies and chapbooks of graphic novels including b.b free by Gabby Rivera and Royal Dunlap, An Ember in the Ashes: A Thief Among the Trees by Sabaa Tahir, Nicole Andelfinger, and Sonia Liao, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Ryan Parrott and Simone di Meo, Once & Future by Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora and Tamra Bonvillain, and Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell'Edera.
But they'll be bringing a few of those creators with them.
- Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes.
- Kieron Gillen, co-creator of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Once & Future, The Wicked + The Divine, Die, and Phonogram.
- James Tynion IV, new Batman writer and co-creator of The Woods, The Backstagers, and Something is Killing the Children.
And they will be running booth signings too.
Friday, January 24
7:00-9:00PM BOOM! Studios Signing with Kieron Gillen and James Tynion IV at Brave New Worlds comics bookstore (55 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106)
Saturday, January 25
8:00AM-10:00AM GNCRT Coffee & Comics: Sabaa Tahir
11:00AM-12:00PM Meet the Author: Kieron Gillen
1:00PM – 1:50PM BOOM! Studios Panel: Creating Bold New Worlds (PopTop Stage) featuring Sabaa Tahir, Kieron Gillen & James Tynion IV
2:00PM-3:00PM Meet the Author: Sabaa Tahir
3:30PM-4:30PM Meet the Author: James Tynion IV
Sunday, January 26
11:00AM-12:00PM Meet the Author: James Tynion IV
1:00PM-2:00PM Meet the Author: Sabaa Tahir
3:00PM-4:00PM Meet the Author: Kieron Gillen
And panels and events:
Saturday, January 25
GNCRT Coffee & Comics
(8:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Room 103-A)
Join BOOM! Studios and bestselling author Sabaa Tahir at the Midwinter Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table Comics Breakfast! Whether you are new to comics in libraries or a veteran of the "comic books are real books" fight, the GNCRT is here now to connect you to resources and other library folks with similar interests. Come socialize, eat some breakfast, drink some coffee, and connect with comics publishing representatives and creators. This is a ticketed event.
BOOM! Studios: Creating Bold New Worlds
(1:00 – 1:50 PM, PopTop Stage)
Join acclaimed authors Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes), Kieron Gillen (Once & Future) and James Tynion (Something is Killing the Children) for an in-depth discussion about what it takes to create exciting new worlds in fantasy, science fiction, action and more than reflect the world outside your window. Moderated by Spencer Simpson (Sales Manager, BOOM! Studios).
All fans, including ALA Midwinter attendees, will also get the chance to meet Kieron Gillen and James Tynion IV at a special offsite Boom Studios signing event at Brave New Worlds (55 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106) on Friday, January 24, from 7-9pm.
If you are going, or if you are a comics publisher attending with something interesting to show off, do let us know…