Book Expo America!  It’s (oh god) next week!


We’ll be exhibiting with our parent company, Macmillan, at booth #1557.  And here’s what we’ll be doing at the show.


5:30 – 7:30pm / ABFEE Art Auction
All the cool kids will be going to the ABFEE Art Auction on the evening of Wednesday the 29th!  We’ll be there with author Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints), and original art by Faith Erin Hicks, Paul Pope, Dave Roman, and Gene Luen Yang will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Check out all of what’ll be on offer at the auction on their flickr site.  Plus!  If you buy art, you’ll be supporting free speech!  What could be better than that?


2:30-3:00pm / Paul Pope Signs Battling Boy Galleys at Autographing Area, Table 15
(For all you Paul Pope fans, we just got advance books in the office right now, and we’ll be bringing a few to the show to show off.  You should come get a galley autographed for that experience alone!)

2:30-3:00pm / Gene Yang Signs Boxers & Saints BLADs at the Autographing Area, Table 8
(For all you Gene Yang fans, we’ll also have some advance finished copies of the book to show off!  We just got them in a week or so ago, and they look amazing!)

4:00-5:00pm / ‘The New Graphic Novel’ at the Uptown Stage
A panel featuring authors Faith Erin Hicks, Ed Piskor, Paul Pope, and Gene Luen Yang, moderated by Calvin Reid.  All these graphic novelists have new books coming up this fall!  This should be awesome.


2:00-2:45pm / Paul Pope Signs Battling Boy Galleys at the Macmillan Booth #1557
(There will also be a secret surprise give-away of things.  So you should really come out for this.)

3:30 – 4:45 / CBC Tea with Authors with Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints)
(Tea!  Plus authors!  Plus conversation!  We will also have finished books at this event to show off.)


If you’re actually looking to talk to someone from First Second at BEA, it’s best to try to a) e-mail us in advance and arrange a meeting, or b) show up at one of the scheduled things we’re doing with our authors.  We appreciate people dropping by the Macmillan booth; unfortunately, we won’t be able to have a representative there the whole show.