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First Second, Macmillan Children’s Publishing, Coming to SDCC

by Transmute Jun

Con attendees who are avid readers know that San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) is a great place to check out new books! Many book publishers bring authors for panels and signings, and often give away free books to attendees who drop by their booths. First Second and Fierce Reads/Macmillan Children’s Publishing have both announced their plans for this year’s con, which will be held July 20-23, 2017.

Appearing at the Macmillan booth on the Exhibit Floor (booth #2800/2802) will be:

Tomi Adeyemi, author of the Children of Blood and Bone series

Leigh Bardugo, New York Times bestselling author of the Shadow and Bone trilogy

Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

Marissa Meyer, New York Times bestselling author of the Lunar Chronicles

Dan Santat – Caldecott Medal winner and New York Times bestselling author of The Adventures of Beekle


These authors will also be featured at the following panels:

Fantasy, Diversity and Inspiring One Another (Sunday, 11 am) – Leigh Bardugo, Michael Dante DiMartino and Tomi Adeyemi

Monsters, Mayhem, Magic and Machines for the Next Generation (Sunday, 11am) – Marissa Meyer

Stepping into Another World (Thursday, 1 pm) – Dan Santat


Appearing at the First Second booth on the Exhibit Floor will be:

Box Brown, SDCC Guest of Honor, Eisner Award Nominee, and author of Tetris

Jason Shiga, Eisner Award Nominee and author of Demon

MK Reed and Joe Flood, Eisner Award Nominees and authors of Science Comics: Dinosaurs

Shannon Hale, SDCC Guest of Honor and author of Real Friends

Nick Abadzip and Jerel Dye, authors of Pigs Might Fly

Landis Blair, author of The Hunting Accident

Nidhi Chanani, author of Pashmina

Mike Lawrence, author of Star Scouts

Molly Ostertag
, author of Shattered Warrior

Tillie Walden, author of Spinning

Scott Westerfeld, author of Spill Zone

Alison Wilson, author of Science Comics: Flying Machines


Are you excited to see authors and new books at SDCC? Join the conversation on FoCC!

Transmute Jun

Transmute Jun has an addiction to pop culture conventions, and attends as many as she can each year. When she's not traveling, she likes to stay at home reading a good book, playing a video game, or binge-watching a TV show. She can be bribed with pizza, Coke Zero and Belgian milk chocolate.