BOOM! Studios Announces Presence at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference

Acclaimed Publisher Debuts New Booth, Panel, Exclusives & More in June 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 5, 2019) – BOOM! Studios announced today their presence at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition from June 20-25, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, DC. The publisher, home to award-winning imprints BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia, will host panels and signings throughout the weekend.

The award-winning publisher will return with a curated booth (#1616) environment  with special advance readers copies of hotly anticipated graphic novels including Just Beyond: The Scare School by R.L. Stine and Nicole and Kelly Matthews, The Magicians: Alice’s Story by Lev Grossman, Lilah Sturges and Pius Bak, and Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe, as well as advance looks at key 2019 graphic novel titles including The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes, Sparrowhawk by Delilah S. Dawson and Matias Basla, and Ronin Island by Greg Pak and Giannis Milonogiannis.

Throughout the weekend, attendees will also have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with the writers behind some of the most anticipated graphic fiction of 2019 during signing events including:

  • R.L. Stine, the acclaimed bestselling horror author, creator of Goosebumps, Fear Street, and brand new middle grade horror graphic novel series, Just Beyond
  • Carly Usdin, the award-winning filmmaker and author of Prism Award-nominated series Heavy Vinyl and new series, The Avant-Guards.
  • Delilah S. Dawson, the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars; Phasma, who recently penned the comic book series Sparrowhawk and the upcoming Joss Whedon’s Firefly: The Sting.
  • Gaby Dunn, the New York Times bestselling author of Bad with Money, journalist, and actress is the author of the upcoming original graphic novel Bury The Lede
  • Greg Pak, the award-winning comic book writer of the hit reimagining of Joss Whedon’s Firefly, as well as acclaimed original comic book series Ronin Island and Mech Cadet Yu. 

Visit the award-winning publisher’s booth for the exclusive chance to meet your favorite creators. Fans will have the opportunity to get exclusive merchandise signed by these special guests at the BOOM! Studios booth. In addition to visiting the booth for signings and giveaways, attendees are invited to stop by the BOOM! Studios booth for a Happy Hour on Friday evening for a fun social with BOOM! Studios staff and creators, where wine and snacks will be served. BOOM! Studios will also host a booth-exclusive Tea Time between 4-5pm on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23rd where visitors can indulge in some tea, cookies and comics discussion with BOOM! Studios staff and creators. Schedule below:  

Friday, June 21
6:00PM-7:00PM     Happy Hour at BOOM! Studios

Saturday, June 22
10:00AM-10:45AM     Meet The Author: Greg Pak
12:15PM-1:00PM     Meet The Author: Gaby Dunn
2:00PM-3:00PM     Meet The Author: Carly Usdin
3:30PM-4:30PM     Meet The Author: Delilah S. Dawson
4:00PM-5:00PM     BOOM! Studios Tea Time

Sunday, June 23
10:00AM-11:00AM     Meet The Author: Gaby Dunn
11:00AM-12:00PM     Meet The Author: Delilah S. Dawson
12:00PM-1:00PM     Meet The Author: Greg Pak
1:00PM-2:00PM    Meet The Author: Carly Usdin
3:30PM-4:30PM    Meet The Author: R.L. Stine
4:00PM-5:00PM    BOOM! Studios Tea Time

Monday, June 24
11:45am-12:45pm     Meet The Author: R.L. Stine

BOOM! Studios will host a star-studded roundtable panel discussion on graphic fiction as well as a spotlight panel with acclaimed creator R.L. Stine in discussion with the President-Elect of the GNCRT, Alea Perez, with full details below:

Saturday, June 22
(11:00am-12:00pm, Room 146B)

The world of graphic novels is bigger and better than ever before – but how do you find a story that really connects with YOU on the deepest levels? Join some of the most acclaimed voices in graphic fiction today including Greg Pak (Joss Whedon’s Firefly), Delilah S. Dawson (Sparrowhawk), Gaby Dunn (Bury The Lede) and Carly Usdin (The Avant-Guards) for a no-holds barred roundtable discussion exploring how graphic novels can help readers better understand the world around them – and the wonders inside of themselves too. Moderated by Arune Singh (VP Marketing, BOOM! Studios).

Monday, June 24
(10:30-11:30am, Room 154AB)
Join R.L. Stine, the award-winning, bestselling author and creator of Goosebumps and Fear Street, for a discussion about bringing horror to a new generation in Just Beyond, his first-ever original graphic novel series and what it means to create exciting middle grade fiction for modern audiences. Moderated by Alea Perez (President-Elect of the GNCRT).

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