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No sooner does HeroesCon end (which was an excellent show this year- thanks to all who stopped by!), then ALA jumps up from┬ábehind the corner. I’ll once again have a table in Artist Alley (#134) with a full schedule on Saturday. Info below.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27th

8:30am-9:30am
Kids Comics Have Arrived
Moscone Center, Room 232-234 (S)

An all-star panel of kids comics creators discuss ways to get children excited about reading, encourage creativity, and cultivate a love of literature using great graphic novels and comics. Panelists include Jennifer L. Holm (Sunny Side Up), Cece Bell (El Deafo), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space), Svetlana Chmakova (Awkward), and others. Moderated by Scott Robins, Toronto Public Library. Q&A to follow.

1:00pm-2:30pm
Panel: Celebrating Graphic Novels: Graphix and Beyond!
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Salon 05

Graphic novels and the comic format have become increasingly popular, with both kids and adults. Join renowned authors and artists Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), Dave Roman (Goosebumps Graphix), Craig Thompson (Space Dumplins), Jennifer L. Holm (Sunny Side Up), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space), and Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants) to learn more about how graphic novels support literacy, learning, and a love of reading.

4:00pm-5:00pm
Scholastic Booth Signing (Booth #3225)

Looking forward to meeting more librarian superheroes as well as seeing the city of San Fran for the first time. An earthquake or Godzilla attack also likely inevitable.