Thursday, May 15, 2008
Back on the Road…(!)
With The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! tour just over, let’s flip through the calendar to see what’s up for the next six weeks or so:
Yikes! I’m busy!
Friday, May 30
Lecture at U of Tennessee at UT Hodges Library Auditorium
(contact library regarding ticket info)
Saturday May 31
Children’s Festival of Reading
10:00am Book signing in the Authors’ Talks tent
11:45am Presentation on the Main Stage
2:00pm Book signing in the Authors’ Talks tent
Friday, June 6
Post-Bang: Comics Ten Minutes After The Big Bang!
Panel with Françoise Mouly (moderator), Lisa von Drasek, Leonard Marcus, myself, and Sara Varon
Cantor Film Center at NYU, 36 East 8 Street, Manhattan
(this is part of the MoCCA fest and should be fun. I've yet to meet Françoise and Sara)
Saturday, June 7
Puck Building, Manhattan
11:00am: signing & sketching at MoCCA booth
11:30am: signing at Disney Book Group booth
This is the coolest indie comix gathering of the year (and each year it gets better).
Wednesday and Thursday June 11-12
My first tour to England. I'll catch up with old pals and see if the British kids can yell, "NOOOO!"
Friday and Saturday June 13-14
My first trip to Ireland, much less tour. Looking forward to it, no matter how short the trip will be.
Sunday and Monday, June 29-30
(events for attendees only)
This is the big convention for kids books, and I’ll be busy with public appearances and general nuttiness.
9:00am Scholastic Books Fairs Autographing Session
2:00pm Hyperion Autographing Session
4:00pm Book Cart Drill Team Championships
Jon Scieska and I will be moderating and generally making fools of ourselves for your enjoyment once again. This is the event of the convention!
6:00pm Caldecott/Newbery Banquet
Oops! I mean this is the event of the convention. Brian Selznick will make an awesome speech and I’ll snag a silver sticker!
10:30am ALSC Award Presentation (Geisel Medal)
Oops! I mean this is the event of the convention. I’m make an easy-reading speech to thank everyone for supporting Elephant and Piggie.
3:00pm Signing at Hyperion Booth
I will retreat for the summer and catch up on some swimmin’, hikin’, and good ‘ol fashioned book makin’.