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Program

Booths Open

10:00–11:00 AM ET

Visit the exhibits, networking

Opening Keynote

11:00–11:20 AM

Presented by:
John Jennings, (Lee & Low Books)

Introduced by:
Kiera Parrott


Superheroes, Super Powers, and the Supernatural

11:20 AM–12:05 PM

Presented by:
Joshua Dysart, (Penny Farthing)
Sina Grace, (Marvel)
Dr. Sheena C. Howard, (Lion Forge)
Jill Thompson, (Penguin Random House/DC Comics)
Peter Tomasi, (Penguin Random House/DC Comics)
Keezy Young, (Lion Forge)

Moderated by:
Jason Puckett, (Georgia State University)


Break

12:05–12:30 PM


How to Plan and Host Your Own Library Con

12:30–1:15 PM

Presented by:
Helen Crosson and Liz Hughes, (Half Hollow Hills Library, NY)
Marissa Lieberman, (East Orange Public Library, NJ)
Maggie Novario, (Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, WA)
Christina “Steenz” Stewart, (Lion Forge)
Ivy Weir, (Quirk Books)


Escape and Enchant: The Mind-Bending World of Speculative Fiction

1:15–2:00 PM

Presented by:
Katherine Arden, (Penguin Random House/Del Rey)
Pierce Brown, (Penguin Random House)
Edgar Cantero, (Penguin Random House/Doubleday)
Fonda Lee, (Orbit)
Axie Oh, (Lee & Low)
Scott Westerfeld, (Macmillan)

Moderated by:
Kristi Chadwick, (Massachusetts Library System)


Break

2:00–2:10 PM


Exploring the “Invisible Art” of Comics

2:10–2:55 PM

Presented by:
Grace Ellis, (Image Comics)
Tony Medina, (Lee & Low)
Cyril Pedrosa, (Europe Comics)
Alex Segura, (Penguin Random House/Archie Comics)
Brenna Thummler, (Andrews McMeel)


Closing Keynote

3:00 PM

Presented by:
Gene Luen Yang, (Penguin Random House/DC Comics)


 
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