Con Intel: Abrams Books SDCC 2017 plans

By DRWHO42

Abrams has announced their plans for SDCC and certainly is an impressive. Plans include exclusives at their booth on the exhibit hall floor, eighteen panels, many author signings, and presence at the Eisners with four author nominations.

The booth is located at #1216. Be sure to stop by for SDCC exclusives, in-booth discounts on all books and calendars, galley giveaways, and new books for sale across numerous imprints, including Abrams ComicArts, Abrams, Amulet Books, and SelfMadeHero.

Here is the complete run-down:

San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives

Steven Universe: Art & Origins, exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Edition

Exclusive version features a slipcase and poster insert. A photo op will be available with author Chris McDonnell and Rebecca Sugar – wristbands are required for this event. See bottom of the release for more signing schedule details.

Spongebob Comics: Treasure Chest, exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Edition

Limited Edition of 200, signed by Stephen Hillenburg. Includes numbered SpongeBob print as well.

Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)

On sale August 1st in honor of Kirby’s centenary advance copies will be available as a Comic-Con exclusive. A limited number of copies signed by author Mark Evanier and will be sold at a special discount while supplies last.

Signed Copies:

(See bottom of the release for the signing schedule.)

My Friend Dahmer – author Derf Backderf will be on hand to sign copies of his award-winning graphic novel while supplies last. Soon to be a major motion picture.

The Best We Could Do – author Thi Bui will be on hand to sign copies.

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation – adaptor Damian Duffy and illustrator John Jennings will be on hand to sign copies.

One Trick Pony – author Nathan Hale will be on hand to sign copies while supplies last.

Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! (GALLEY) – author Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Brooke Allen will be on hand to sign copies of the galley while supplies last.

The Creeps (Book 3): Curse of the Attack-o-Latterns – author Chris Schweizer will be on hand to sign copies of his Eisner-nominated graphic novel while supplies last.

Stack the Cats – author Susie Ghahremani will be on hand to sign copies while supplies last

 

FREE Giveaways!!!!

Posters for the forthcoming middle-grade novels: The Flash: Hocus Pocus and Supergirl: Age of Atlantis – while supplies last

Planet of the Apes Posters –while supplies last

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Raid of No Return posters – while supplies last

Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! Samplers – while supplies last

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo galleys – while supplies last

Suee and the Shadow galleys – while supplies last

Odd & True galleys – while supplies last

Hanazuki: Book of Treasures headbands and postcards – while supplies last

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway fans and pins – while supplies last

Basketball (And Other Things) samplers – while supplies last

Breaking Bad 101 galleys – while supplies last

Abrams ComicArts postcards!

AND CALENDARS

 

Panels!

Authors and artists associated with Abrams who are attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con include Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer), Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition), Chris Schweizer (The Creeps), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), Chris McDonnell and Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe: Art & Origins), Mariko Tamaki and Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!), as well as Abrams and ComicArts editorial and design staff.

 

Below are the times, locations, titles, and Abrams authors and staff featured on panels. For full panel descriptions, please go to the San Diego Comic-Con official site here.

 

 

Thursday, July 20th

 

1:00PM-2:00PM

CBLDF: She Changed Comics

Room 11

Abrams authors featured: Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do)

 

Friday, July 21st

1:00PM-2:00PM

Condemned to Repeat?

Room 25ABC

Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony)

 

1:30-2:30

Jack Kirby: Friends and Family

Room 8

Abrams authors featured: Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)

 

2:00-3:00PM

Nonfiction and Memoir in Graphic Novels

Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), and Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do)

 

3:00PM-4:00PM

Comics as a Force for Social Change

Room 29AB

Abrams authors featured: Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), John Jennings and Damian Duffy (Kindred)

 

3:00-4:00PM

Prose to Panels: Graphic Novel Adaptations

Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

Abrams authors featured: Mariko Tamaki and Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!), and Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts Editorial Director)

 

4:30PM-5:30PM

Into the Past: History and Comics

Room 26AB

Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony)

 

Saturday, July 22nd

 

10:00AM-11:00AM

Space… The Final Escape

Room 7AB

Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony)

 

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Comics Are For Everyone… Aren’t They?

Room 4

Abrams authors featured: John Jennings (Kindred)

 

11:00AM-12:00PM

CBLDF: Equipping Teachers to Defend Comics

Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), and Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do)

 

4:00PM-5:00PM

The Great Comic-Con Kids Draw-Off!

Room 11

Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony)

 

4:00PM-5:00PM

What’s New from Abrams ComicArts and Amulet

Room 28DE

Abrams authors featured: Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), John Jennings and Damian Duffy (Kindred), Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition), Andrew Smith (publisher), Charles Kochman (editorial director), and Chad Beckerman (creative director)

 

4:30-5:30PM

From Acclaimed Graphic Novel to Daring New Film: My Friend Dahmer

Horton Grand Theater

Abrams authors featured: Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer)

 

Sunday, July 23rd

 

10:00AM-11:00AM

Friendship to the Max with Lumberjanes!

Room 25ABC

Abrams authors featured: Mariko Tamaki and Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!)

 

10:00AM-11:15AM

The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel

Room 5AB

Abrams authors featured: Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)

 

10:00AM-11:00AM

Steven Universe: Art & Origins

Featuring: Rebecca Sugar, Chris McDonnell, and Ian-Jones Quartey(Steven Universe: Art & Origins)

 

3:00PM-4:00PM

Spotlight on Nathan Hale

Room 4

Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony)

 

3:00PM-4:00PM

NOTORIUM: Title Announcement with Creator Terry Crews

Room 6DE

Abrams authors featured: John Jennings (Kindred)

 

 

Author Signings!

 

Thursday, July 20th

2:30PM-3:30PM

Abrams Booth #1216

Thi Bui will sign The Best We Could Do

 

Friday, July 21st

 

3:00PM-4:00PM
Abrams Booth #1216

Mark Evanier will sign Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)

 

4:30-5:30PM

Autograph Area AA09

Thi Bui will sign The Best We Could Do

John Jennings and Damian Duffy will be signing Kindred

 

5:00PM-6:00PM

Abrams Booth #1216

Mariko Tamaki and Brooke Allen will be signing Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! GALLEYS

 

Saturday, July 22nd

 

11:00AM-12:00PM

Abrams Booth #1216

Chris Schweizer signing The Creeps

 

11:30AM-12:30PM

Abrams Booth #1216

Susie Ghahremani signing Stack the Cats

 

1:00-2:00PM

Abrams Booth #1216

Thi Bui will sign The Best We Could Do

Nathan Hale will sign One Trick Pony

 

5:15-6:00PM

Autograph Area AA19

Nathan Hale will sign One Trick Pony

5:30PM-6:30PM

Abrams Booth #1216

Thi Bui will sign The Best We Could Do

John Jennings and Damian Duffy will sign Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

6:00-7:00PM

Autograph Area AA03

Derf Backderf, author, Marc Meyers, director, Ross Lynch, actor, Alex Wolff, actor, will sign My Friend Dahmer.

 

Sunday, July 23rd

10:00AM-11:00AM

Abrams Booth #1216

Derf Backderf will sign My Friend Dahmer and Trashed

11:30AM-12:30PM

Abrams Booth #1216

Mariko Tamaki, Brooke Allen, and Shannon Watters will sign Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! GALLEY

11:30AM-12:30PM

Autograph Area AA04
Rebecca Sugar and Chris McDonnell ticketed photo op. The SDCC exclusive edition Steven Universe: Art & Origins available for sale, and fans who purchase the book at this signing will get their book stamped by Rebecca Sugar.

Sunday ticket drawing from 9:00-10:00 AM

1:00PM-1:30PM

Abrams Booth #1216

Mark Evanier will sign Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)

4:00-5:00PM

Autograph Area AA19

Nathan Hale will sign One Trick Pony

4:30-5:30PM

Abrams Booth #1216

John Jennings will sign Kindred

 

 

Abrams ComicArts, SelfMadeHero, and Amulet Books Eisner Award nominees:

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)

 The Creeps, Book 2: The Trolls Will Feast! by Chris Schweizer

Best Lettering

Nick Hayes, Woody Guthrie

Best Publication Design

Si Lewen’s Parade: An Artist’s Odyssey, designed by Art Spiegelman

Best U.S. Edition of International Material

Irmina, by Barbara Yelin, translated by Michael Waaler

DRWHO42

Kevin aka "DRWHO42" watches a lot of TV and avoids spoilers like the plague. He is an avid Whovian, Trekker, fanboy, gamer, traveler, planner, self-professed gym rat, and Starbucks espresso loyalist. When not plotting out his schedule for the next tent-pole movie or watching his favorite shows he is on the hunt for pop-culture TV & Movie media news. More importantly he is a frequent attendee of San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and New York Comic Con (NYCC). Follow him on Twitter @kevinDW42 @FoCCBlog