Diamond will be attending Book Expo and Book Con in New York from May 31 - June 4. This year, Diamond will be located at Booth 2606 and will feature several graphic novels including Princeless Volume 1 from Action Lab, Paper Girls Volume 2 from Image Comics, Atomic Blonde The Coldest City from Oni Press, and more!
Diamond will also have BookShelf Magazine #23: The Young Adult Graphic Novels Issue available in print during Book Expo, featuring an in-depth look at the rise of young adult graphic novels, tips on getting a graphic novel approved for the classroom, a preview of Dynamite Entertainment's Animal Jam, an exclusive interview with Space Battle Lunchtime creator Natalie Riess, and more!
Along with Diamond, several comics publishers and comics creators will be attending Book Expo and Bon Con 2017. For a list of publishers and comics creators that will be at Book Expo and/or Book Con, see below:
- Marjorie Liu (Monstress)
- Katie O’Neill (Princess Princess Ever After, Tea Dragon Society)
- Charles Soule (Curse Words)
- Gregg Schigiel (Pix)
- Babs Tarr (Motor Crush)
- Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls)
- Katie Green (Lighter Than My Shadow)
- Ananth and Yuko (Lucky Penny, Johnny Wander Collection: Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us)
- and more!
Book Con will also include a graphic novels panel titled The New Mainstream: Diversity & Activism in Four Colors. The panel will take place on Sunday, June 4 from 10:15am - 11:00am at the Downtown Stage. Creators Marjorie Liu (Monstress) and Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do) will be the featured speakers for the panel. For a description of the panel, see below:
Comics are for everyone, and everyone is making comics. Join graphic novelists and comics creators Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Marjorie Liu (Monstress, X-Men), Joe Illidge (Catalyst Comics) and Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim: Love Is A Battlefield) as they discuss how their work reflects their lived experiences, and how they are getting their stories out in a time of tumultuous political discourse. Moderated by Heidi MacDonald, Editor in Chief of Comicsbeat.com.