Friday, July 6, 2012

There will be cosplay!


Team Babymouse will be easy to spot this year on the convention floor at SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON because  ...



... we will be wearing costumes designed by the fabulous Alette Mahler who is a costume designer for the Peninsula Youth Theatre!

Here's the full schedule of where we'll be. Come by and say "hi" (or "typical"!)

Thursday, July 12th
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
 “GRAPHIC NOVELS: THE BOOKSTORE CROWD” PANEL
Location: Room 23ABC
Details: The comics world looks at "mainstream comics" as the superhero crowd. But the real mainstream comics and graphic novels are in bookstores and created by a whole different crowd, one that lacks, for the most part, capes, powers, and spandex. Comics journalist Tom Spurgeon (comicsreporter.com) talks to Comic-Con special guests about their popular graphic novels that appeal to a more diverse audience in bookstores all over the world. 
Moderator: Tom Spurgeon, Comics Reporter
Panelists: Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), Alison Bechdel (Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama), Brecht Evens (The Wrong Place), Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Squish, Babymouse), Nate Powell (Any Empire), Jason Shiga (Empire State: A Love Story)

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
RH BOOTH SIGNING
Location: RH Booth #1515 
Details: We will be signing Babymouse for President and assorted Babymouse/Squish backlist. ARCs of SQUISH #4: CAPTAIN DISASTER and the exclusive SDCC poster will also available for signing.

Friday, July 13th
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT—“Babymouse: Inside the Bubble” panel 
Location: Room 8
Details: Babymouse swept onto the comic-book scene in 2005 and now has over 1.6 million copies in print. Join brother-and-sister team, Matthew & Jennifer Holm (Babymouse, Squish) as they discuss how they create their critically-acclaimed graphic novel series Babymouse, and their bestselling pond scum-green series, Squish. Q&A session moderated by Scott Robins (A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics). 

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
AUTOGRAPH AREA SIGNING
Location: Autograph Area, Table AA08

Saturday, July 14th
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
“Transforming Super-Powered Comic Book Readers into Comic Book Writers” PANEL
Location: Room 26AB 
Details: Panelists discuss the skills and rituals used to produce graphic novels and how educators can guide comic book readers to become comic book writers.
Moderator: Dr. Meryl Jaffe (Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth OnLine division, Teaching Content Area Graphic Novels)
Panelists: Joe Kelly (Deadpool, Uncanny X-Men, Action Comics, JLA, I Kill Giants), Jimmy Gownley (Shades of Gray, Amelia Rules), Jennifer and Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish), John Hogan (editor, Graphic Novel Reporter), Dr. Katie Monin (University of N. Florida, Teaching Graphic Novels), Dr. James Bucky Carter (UTEl Paso, Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels, Super Powered Word Study)

Sunday, July 15th
Today is Kids’ Day!
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
RANDOM HOUSE BOOTH SIGNING
Location: RH Booth #1515