Diamond Heads to New Orleans for ALA Annual
See us at Booth #554

Diamond is back on the road to New Orleans to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference. Don't forget to visit us at Booth #554 for previews of upcoming graphic novels, exclusive prizes, and author signings. This year, Diamond is proud to host several of our publishers including Image Comics, AfterShock Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Green Ronin, Lion Forge, and Valiant Entertainment as well as Tokyopop, Udon Entertainment and Zenescope. For a full list of conference details, see below!


Are you joining the fun this year? Be sure to visit us at Booth #554 to check out the Signed Books Prize Pack and to get free graphic novel download. 

ALA Left Behind? Don't worry! You can still participate in the fun by following Diamond BookShelf on Facebook and Twitter. After the show, we will be choosing 2 of our followers from both Facebook and Twitter to receive a prize pack of four graphic novels! Follow us at the links below:


PUBLISHER/ARTIST LOCATIONS
PUBLISHER BOOTH NUMBER 
Image Comics Booth #549 
AfterShock Comics Booth #552 
Amy Chu Artist Alley #1060 
Diamond Book Distributors Booth #554 
Dynamite Entertainment Booth #555 
Gene Ha Artist Alley #659 
Green Ronin Publishing  Booth #553 
Jeremy Whitley Artist Alley #658
Kyle Puttkammer Artist Alley #858
Lion Forge Comics Booth #548
Tokyopop Booth #541
Udon Entertainment Booth #448
Valiant Entertainment Booth #557
Zenescope  Booth #654 

 

FRIDAY 6/22
TIME LOCATION DESCRIPTION
11 AM - 12 PM Morial Convention Center
Room 353-355
Graphic Novel Friday Forum: Building & Justifying Adult Graphic Novel Collections in Public & Academic Libraries
12:20 PM - 1:35 PM Morial Convention Center
Room 353-355 
Friday Forum: Don't Hide Your Adult Graphic Novels 
1:40 PM - 2:55PM Morial Convention Center
Room 353-355
Friday Forum: What Makes a Book Adult?
5 PM - 7 PM Diamond Booth #554 Opening Reception - Meet Diamond publishers' talent and pick up free swag!
SATURDAY 6/23
TIME LOCATION DESCRIPTION
9 AM - 10 AM Lion Forge Booth #548 #548 Libraries and the Comix Experience: Graphic Novel, Comic Retailers, and Librarians with Brian Hibbs
9 AM - 10 AM  Morial Convention Center
Room 209
Graphic Novel Authors Talk Adaptation: Myths, Fairytales, History & Urban Legends
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Lion Forge Booth #548 #548 Amy Chu Signing - Summit
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM Image Booth #549 Kit Seaton Signing - AfarNorroway
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Lion Forge Booth #548 #548 Josh Shipley & Andrew Cangelose Signing 
This is a Taco
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Morial Convention Center
Room 299
When I See Myself in Comics: the Power of the Comics Medium and Personal Identity
11:40 AM - 12:40 PM Image Booth #549 Johnnie Christmas Signing - FirebugIsland
12 PM - 1 PM Lion Forge Booth #548 Ezra Claytan Daniels Signing - Upgrade Soul
1 PM - 2 PM Image Booth #549 Kickliy Signing- Perdy
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Lion Forge Booth #548  Brenna Thummler Signing - Sheets 
2 PM - 2:50 PM Image Booth #549 Gregg Shigiel Signing - Pix
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM  Image Booth #549 Shae Beagle & Grace Ellis Signing 
Moonstruck
3 PM - 4 PM Lion Forge Booth #548  Gene Ha Signing - Mae 
4 PM - 5 PM Morial Convention Center
Room 278
Image Comics - Fall in Love with Romance Comics!
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Lion Forge Booth #548  Libraries and the Comix Experience: Graphic Novel, Comic Retailers, and Librarians with Brian Hibbs
SUNDAY 6/24
TIME LOCATION DESCRIPTION
8:30 AM - 10 AM Hilton Riverside, Meeting
Room, Camp Room 
YALSA's YA Author Coffee Klatch
9 AM - 10 AM  Lion Forge Booth #548  Libraries and the Comix Experience: Graphic Novel, Comic Retailers, and Librarians with Brian Hibbs 
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM Exhibit Hall, Graphic Novel &
Gaming Stage
SHOCK - AfterShock Comics Presents Their First Anthology Collection
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Lion Forge Booth #548   Amy Chu Signing - Summit 
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM Image Comics Booth #549  Eric Shanower Signing - Age of Bronze 
10:30 AM - 11:30AM  Lion Forge Booth #548   Josh Shipley & Andrew Cangelose Signing 
This is a Taco
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Exhibit Hall, Graphic Novel &
Gaming Stage
Diversity & Inclusivity from the Perspective of Libraries/Publishing/Authors in the Industry 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Morial Convention Center
Room 284
The Graphic Novel Group Underrated/Overrated Comics of 2017
12 PM - 1 PM Lion Forge Booth #548  Gene Ha Signing - Mae 
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM Exhibit Hall, Graphic Novel &
Gaming Stage 
Strong Female Protagonists: From Girl Power to Grown Women
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM  Image Comics Booth #549  Tee Franklin Signing - Bingo LoveJook Joint 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Lion Forge Booth #548  Brenna Thummler Signing - Sheets 
2:20 PM - 3:20 PM Image Comics Booth #549  Chris Brunner & Jason Latour Signing -
Loose EndsSouthern Bastards
3 PM - 4 PM Lion Forge Booth #548 Ezra Claytan Daniels Signing - Upgrade Soul
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM Exhibit Hall, Graphic Novel &
Gaming Stage
Image Comics: Southern Gothic Panel
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Lion Forge Booth #548 Libraries and the Comix Experience: Graphic Novel, Comic Retailers, and Librarians with Brian Hibbs
MONDAY 6/25
TIME LOCATION DESCRIPTION
9 AM - 11 AM Lion Forge Booth #548  Brian Hibbs Graphic Novel Round Table
Re: Best Graphic Novels for Libraries, Q&A, Library Events, How Libraries & Comic Shops Can Work Together for Readers 
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Exhibit Hall, Graphic Novel &
Gaming Stage
Tokyopop Presents: International Women in Manga
2PM   --- Exhibit Hall Closes

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