35 posts categorized "Events"

September 03, 2010

To Do Tonight @ Desert Island

Do you know what is tonight?  Aaron Renier and Julia Wertz are going to be at Desert Island!  There will also be this really cool screenprint for them, because they are excellent. 

Portbeanfart

Be there or be . . . I don't know, something that is not an pirate with a life full of adventures who is also in possession of an excellent screenprint. 

August 18, 2010

Why You Should Go To MIX This Weekend (Reason 1 of 1)

So you're in, around, or near Minneapolis and you've got nothing to do this Saturday.  Clearly the best option is MIX, the Minneapolis Indie Xpo, even if they do believe in spelling expo without an e!

How do you know for sure this is the best option?

Take a look at this poster (created by our favorite Aaron Renier).

Kickoff

If hula-hooping Vikings do not sway you, we are not really sure why you are reading this blog.  Perhaps you came here looking for something other than awesome?     

July 20, 2010

First Second at San Diego

Four Ways to Encounter First Second at the San Diego Comic-Con

1.) On the floor.  We totally have a booth and everything!  It's #1323: we will be there night, day, and afternoon.  In our booth we will have many excellent books, scintillating :01 staff, and amazing authors. 

(specific schedule of amazing authors)

Saturday, 1:30 -- Gene Yang and Derek Kirk Kim

Saturday, 5:00 -- Tracy White

2.) Panels!  Our esteemed Editorial Director Mark Siegel is on two panels this year, one about design (Friday, 3:30, room 26AB) and one about publishing (Friday, 10:00, room 8).  If you have a wish to hear him (and many other equally esteemed personages) expound upon either of these subjects, I believe these panels are for you. 

3.) Eisners.  Are you going to the ceremony?  We are, too!  (And so are Gene Yang and various small Yang-lets and Derek Kirk Kim.)  Perhaps we will see you there?  We will cross our fingers for you if you promise to cross yours for us, too.

4.) Pure happenstance.  The rarest of all meetings, pure happenstance occurs when serendipity collides fortuitously with the ordinary day.  (This begs the question: is there ever an ordinary day when SDCC comes to town?)

See you there!

April 08, 2010

Weekend Plans

(or, First Second at the MoCCA Art Festival)

The MoCCA Art Festival will be in town again this weekend!  (You can see how I consider them a kind of traveling circus that comes briefly into our lives to bring us comics delight and then evaporates away again with the beginning of the new week, leaving only memories?  They are exactly like that.)

We'll be there!  Our table is E32, and some of our authors have kindly consented to grace us with their presence.  Here's the list: 

Saturday:

11:00 – 12:30 – Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan, and Pascal Dizin stop by to sign the newly released City of Spies

12:30 – 2:00 -- James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost stop by to sign Adventures in Cartooning.  Possibly the first public ensemble signing for this book!

2:00 – Mike Cavallaro stops by to sign the newly released New York fantastical adventure Foiled

Sunday:

2:00 – George O’Connor, just returned from a Texan adventure, signs the first two books in his newly released mythological series, Zeus and Athena

November 20, 2009

NCTE

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NCTE is this weekend!

First Second is at booth #511 (with our august parent company, Roaring Brook Press).  If you're in town (the relevant town in this case would be Philadelphia, PA), stop by, say hi. 

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