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NYCC 2023 Random House Programming
« on: September 20, 2023, 07:03:19 PM »
From an exciting Eragon 20th anniversary celebration with internationally bestselling epic fantasy author Christopher Paolini (The World of Eragon) to a spotlight on graphic novel adaptations with cherished children’s authors Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House) and Francine Pascal (Sweet Valley Twins), we have something in store for everyone. See below for our full list of offerings, and please let us know if you have interest in reserving a seat at any of these events or scheduling an interview with any of our attending creators.

ATTENDING AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS
Amélie Wen Zhao, Song of Silver, Flame Like Night
Camryn Garrett, Friday I’m in Love; Full Disclosure
Chad Sell, Cardboard Kingdom series; The Stupendous Switcheroo
Chris Grabenstein, Mr. Lemoncello series
Christopher Paolini, The World of Eragon books
Colleen AF Venable, Katie the Catsitter series
Dan Thompson, Tig and Lily series
David Barclay Moore, Holler of the Fireflies; The Stars Beneath Our Feet
David Levithan; Two Boys Kissing; Every Day: The Graphic Novel; Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Delilah S. Dawson, Midnight at the Houdini; Camp Scare
Elizabeth Lim, Her Radiant Curse; Six Crimson Cranes
Elle Gonzalez Rose, Caught in a Bad Fauxmance
Francine Pascal, Sweet Valley series
James Kochalka, Green Eggs and Ham Graphic Novel
Lisa Springer, There’s No Way I’d Die First
Mary Pope Osborne, Magic Tree House series
Matthew Holm, The BIG Adventures of Babymouse series
Meghan Boehman & Rachael Briner, Dear Rosie
Mika Song, One Smart Cookie; Pizza My Heart
Zeba Shahnaz, Midnight Strikes

PANELS & SIGNINGS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH

QUEER LOVE IN EVERY GENRE
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM, Room 1B-02
Fantasy? Check! Romance? Check! Graphic Novels? Check! . . . Queer love knows no bounds! Join powerhouse authors Camryn Garrett (Friday I’m in Love), David Levithan (Every Day: The Graphic Novel), Meriam Metoui (A Guide to the Dark) and A.S. King as they celebrate love in all its many forms and discuss their favorite queer romantic tropes within each genre. Moderated by author Elle Gonzalez Rose (Caught in a Bad Fauxmance).

Book signing to follow in the celebrity autographing area (1:00-2:00 PM, Tables #1-4)

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RELUCTANT READERS: HOW TO ENCOURAGE YOUR KIDS TO READ
4:45 – 5:45 PM, Room 1B-02
Do you have a reluctant reader at home? Are you searching for ways to encourage your kids to read more? Join authors Max Brooks (Minecraft: The Village), Delilah S. Dawson (Midnight at the Houdini; Camp Scare), and Wesley Chu (The Art of Prophecy), as they talk about both the joys and challenges of raising a reader and how to best connect with your family through reading.

Book signing to follow in the celebrity autographing area (6:00-7:00 PM, Tables #1-4)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13TH
MEET THEM BEFORE THEY BECOME STARS
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM, Room 406.3

Cassandra Clare, Leigh Bardugo, and Veronica Roth, all attended cons before their books hit the bestseller lists. Here’s your chance to hear from some of the hottest rising stars in young adult lit on their way to that next level. They’ll discuss how they got here, what led them to write their books, and what the future holds in store for them. Featuring Random House author Zeba Shahnaz (Midnight Strikes).

Book signing to follow in the celebrity autographing area (4:00-5:00 PM, Tables #1-4)

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ADAPTING BELOVED BESTSELLERS INTO GRAPHIC NOVELS
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Room 1B-02
From classics to beloved YA novels and children’s book characters to massive series that span generations, everyone wants a piece of the graphic novel game. Join Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House: The Graphic Novel: Night of the Ninjas), Joe Sutphin (Watership Down: The Graphic Novel), Chris Grabenstein (Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library: The Graphic Novel), and Francine Pascal (Sweet Valley Twins: The Graphic Novel: Teacher's Pet) as they discuss the art of adapting works into graphic novels for the new generation. Moderated by Art Baltazar.

Book signing to follow in the celebrity autographing area (5:15-6:15 PM, Tables #1-4)

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CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI BOOK SIGNING
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM, Celebrity Autographing Area (Table #2)
Acclaimed bestselling author Christopher Paolini (Eragon/Inheritance Cycle) will be signing books and meeting fans.

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WHAT’S HOT IN YA? AN UNDERLINED BUZZ PANEL
6:30 – 7:30 PM, Room 1B-02
Team Underlined is taking over NYCC with amazing book recommendations! Hear about the best new and upcoming sci-fi, fantasy, thrillers, romance, and more. Don't miss finding out about your next favorite book and author—and the chance to win early reads and prizes!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14TH

A GAME OF CAT & MOUSE (AND A SQUIRREL): AN INTERACTIVE, ILLUSTRATED GAME OF TAG
10:30 – 11:30 AM, Family HQ (Room 1E01)
Who will win? Predator or Prey? Join in the fun as illustrators Art Baltazar, Dan Thompson (Tig And Lily), Matthew Holm (The BIG Adventures of Babymouse), and Mika Song (One Smart Cookie) race to draw audience recommendations while also trying to sabotage the other team. But don’t worry, we have our moderator and resident cat sitter, Colleen AF Venable (Katie the Catsitter), to keep everyone in check. Presented by Random House Children’s Books.

Book signing in Family HQ immediately after the event.

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CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI BOOK SIGNING
12:45 – 1:45 PM, Celebrity Autographing Area (Table #2)
Acclaimed bestselling author Christopher Paolini (Eragon/Inheritance Cycle) will be signing books and meeting fans.

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FANTASY TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
2:15 – 3:15 PM, Room 1B-02
Some of the most important and influential voices in both adult and YA fantasy are writing sweeping epics rooted in traditions from cultures beyond Europe and the United States. Hear these bestselling and critically acclaimed authors discuss how folklore from Asia and Africa inspired and informed their work. Featuring Random House authors Elizabeth Lim (Her Radiant Curse) and Amélie Wen Zhao (Song of Silver, Flame Like Night).

Book signing to follow in the celebrity autographing area (3:30-4:30 PM, Tables #1-4)

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MEET CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI! (FREE SIGNED BOOK GIVEAWAY)
5:00 – 6:00 PM, Book World Booth #3021/3220 (Table #1)
Meet internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini and receive a free signed copy of Eragon while supplies last.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
MEET ELIZABETH LIM! (FREE SIGNED BOOK GIVEAWAY)
12:00 – 1:00 PM, Book World Booth #3021/3220 (Table #2)
Meet bestselling author Elizabeth Lim and receive a free signed copy of Her Radiant Curse while supplies last.

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ERAGON 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WITH CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI
12:15 – 1:15 PM, Room 1B-02
2023 marks the 20th anniversary of Eragon, the highly acclaimed novel that launched the internationally bestselling Inheritance Cycle series. Come celebrate with author Christopher Paolini as he looks back at the last 20 years, from self-publishing Eragon at the age of 15 to collaborating with Disney+ on a forthcoming television adaptation. Attendees will also get an early preview of Murtagh, a full-length, standalone novel out this November that marks his long-awaited return to the World of Eragon.

Book signing to follow in the celebrity autographing area (1:30-3:00 PM, Table #2)

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DRAW WITH THE ARTISTS
12:30 – 1:30 PM, Family HQ (1E01)
Come and join the fun with each of these amazing graphic novel illustrators as they show you how they created their characters! A fun interactive session for all ages. Featuring Random House author Chad Sell (The Stupendous Switcheroo).

Book signing in Family HQ immediately after the session.

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HOW BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS CAN HELP CHILDREN ON THEIR GRIEF JOURNEYS
PRESENTED BY THE NEW YORK LIFE FOUNDATION
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM, Room 408
In the wake of the pandemic, opening the door for conversation around grief and loss is more important than ever. So in this panel, we’ll speak about how literature can be a valuable tool to prompt conversation around the difficult, but vital, topic of grief and loss in childhood.

Throughout the panel, we’ll weave in themes from the new graphic novel, Lost in the Middle, as well as other pieces of literature that tackle this subject matter. A continuation of a three-book series co-authored by The New York Life Foundation, Lost in the Middle’s purpose is to help middle school aged children and their families navigate grief after the death of a loved one. This new book was created in partnership with therapists and grief experts to showcase middle school characters of various backgrounds, experiencing various forms of loss (e.g. moving to a new city and away from your friends, losing closeness with a best friend, feeling distanced from a friend, missing out on experiences, worrying about a sick family member, etc). Ultimately, readers are left with a message of hope, and an understanding that grief and loss aren’t things we have to face alone — that collectively, we can get through life’s most difficult challenges together.

Will Reeve, son of Christopher Reeve (who famously acted as “Superman”), who himself lost his father at a young age, will act as the panel moderator to bridge the gap between Comic Con and the topic of childhood grief. Featuring Random House authors David Barclay Moore (The Stars Beneath Our Feet), Meghan Boehman (Dear Rosie), and Rachel Briner (Dear Rosie).
Book signing to follow in the celebrity autographing area (3:30-4:00 PM, Tables #1-4)

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CREEPY KIDS: THRILLS AND CHILLS FOR CHILDREN & TEENS
2:45 – 3:45 PM, Room 406.2
It's no secret that kids and teens love thrills and horror; from books like Coraline and One of Us is Lying to media like Five Nights at Freddy's and Missing, children and young adults can't get enough thrills. In this panel discussion, creators of horror or thriller works for kids and young adults will discuss their process, how they keep things kid friendly, and the books and movies that had them hooked as kids themselves. Featuring Random House author Lisa Springer (There’s No Way I’d Die First).
Book signing to follow in the celebrity autographing area (4:00-5:00 PM, Tables #1-4)

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MEET AMÉLIE WEN ZHAO! (FREE SIGNED ARC GIVEAWAY)
3:00 – 4:00 PM, Book World Booth #3021/3220 (Table #2)
Meet bestselling author Amélie Wen Zhao and receive a free signed advance copy of her forthcoming novel Song of Silver, Flame Like Night while supplies last.

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MEET CHAD SELL & COLLEEN AF VENABLE! (FREE SIGNED BOOK GIVEAWAY)
3:30 – 4:30 PM, Book World Booth #3021/3220 (Table #1)
Meet celebrated children’s graphic novelists Chad Sell (The Stupendous Switcheroo) and Colleen AF Venable (Katie the Catsitter) and receive free signed copies of their books while supplies last.
2023 Cons: Five Points Festival, SDCC, Toy Fair, NYCC, IX, PAX Unplugged