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Oni Press reveals plans for San Diego's 2024 ALA Annual with Subzero, Night Mother, and Eat Your Heart Out creators

Oni Press is bringing their big upcoming books to the pinnacle of library conventions, the ALA Annual

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The rejuvenated Oni Press is prepping to go to San Diego - and they're going weeks earlier than San Diego Comic Con, for The American Library Association's annual conference (a.k.a. the ALA Annual). The Portland-based publisher will have a booth (#724) all four days of the event, June 28 through July 1st, and Popverse has the first details of what they're planning.

The Oni Press creators slated to attend the ALA Annual on behalf of the publisher are:

  • Lydia Anslow (Eat Your Heart Out)
  • Terry Blas (Eat Your Heart Out)
  • Junepurr (Subzero)
  • Jeremy Lambert (The Night Mother)
  • Alexa Sharpe (The Night Mother)

Oni Press will have daily signings at their booths, plus advance copies of key books (ARCs) for librarians, as well as bookmarks, and even a free Scott Pilgrim Oni Press Tote bag (the last one is available only to the first 50 librarians to the booth each day of the show).

Here is Oni Press' full schedule for ALA Annual 2024:

Oni Press' ALA Annual 2024 plans for Saturday, June 29

Time Topic Description
9:00am - 10:00 am Meet Jeremy Lambert & Alexa Sharpe (The Night Mother Vol. 1) signing ARCs Oni Press Booth #724
10:30am - 11:30 am Meet Junepurrr (SubZero Vol. 1) signing ARCs Oni Press Booth #724
12:30pm - 1:20pm Panel: It’s Giving Main Character Energy: New Graphic Novels with Powerful Protagonists - From fantasy worlds filled with coffins and whispers, deadly tournaments and more to the realm of our own world where the pursuit of passion can feel just as daring, join Oni Press and BOOM! for a discussion on crafting a main character with agency, raising the stakes, and worldbuilding as Jeremy Lambert and Alexa Sharpe (The Night Mother), Terry Blas and Lydia Anslow (Eat Your Heart Out), and Josie Campbell (I Heart Skull-Crusher) chat about their upcoming graphic novels and the plucky protagonists who keep pages turning. Moderated by Chris Brant, Watsonville Library Graphic Novel & Gaming Stage
1:00pm -3:00pm Panel: ALA GNCRT Magical Tea to hear from SubZero creator Junepurrr! Marriott Marquis, Grand Blrm Section 9
1:30pm - 2:20pm Meet Jeremy Lambert & Alexa Sharpe (The Night Mother Vol. 1) and Lydia Anslow (Eat Your Heart Out Vol. 1) signing ARCs Oni Press Booth #724
1:30pm - 2:20pm Panel: Booklist Graphic Novel Panel, Part 2 - Join Booklist for a #ReadGraphic panel featuring creators from your favorite publishers on Saturday, June 29 at 1:30 p.m. PDT during ALA's Annual Conference in San Diego! Moderated by Booklist's Books for Youth and Graphic Novels editor Sarah Hunter, we'll be joined by Hena Khan (Random House Children's Books), Terry Blas (Oni Press), John D'Esposito (Viz Media), John Hendrix (Abrams Kids) and Jennifer Muro (DC Comics). Graphic Novel and Game Stage
3:30pm - 4:30pm Meet Terry Blas & Lydia Anslow (Eat Your Heart Out Vol. 1) signing ARCs Oni Press Booth #724

Oni Press' ALA Annual 2024 plans for Sunday, June 30

Time Topic Description
9:00am - 9:30am Meet Terry Blas (Eat Your Heart Out Vol. 1) signing ARCs Oni Press Booth #724
9:00 am - 10:00am Panel: GNCRT Growing Up With Graphic Novels Panel - We have kids’ graphic novels and YA graphic novels, but what about those readers who are in between? Join us for a lively panel discussion of publishers, creators, and public and school librarians as they share titles perfect for that middle school age range and ideas for finding and promoting them. Featuring Jeremy Lambert & Alexa Sharpe (The Night Mother Vol. 1). Moderated by Natasha Forrester campbell, Early Childhood Services Librarian, Multnomah County Library San Diego Convention Center, Room 08
9:30am - 10:20am Panel: From Online to On-Shelves: Must-Read Webcomics Coming to Print - The fast-growing world of online comics has fans clamoring for print editions — and paving the way for even wider readership. Join Oni Press, Skybound and D.C. for a lively panel featuring Junepurrr, creator of the upcoming hit enemies-to-lovers political romantasy SubZero, Michelle Fus, creator of the high adventure sci-fi fantasy sensation Ava’s Demon, and Ngozi Ukazu, creator of the bestselling hockey romance Check, Please! and new reimagining of beloved DC warrior, Barda. Moderated by Moni Barrette, ComicsPlus Graphic Novel & Gaming Stage
10:30am - 11:30am Meet Junepurrr (SubZero Vol. 1), signing ARCs Oni Press Booth #724
12:30pm - 1:00pm Meet Junepurrr (SubZero Vol. 1), signing ARCs Oni Press Booth #724
2:00pm - 3:00pm Meet Terry Blas (Eat Your Heart Out Vol. 1) signing ARCs Oni Press Booth #724
3:30pm - 4:30pm Meet Jeremy Lambert & Alexa Sharpe (The Night Mother Vol. 1) signing ARCs Oni Press Booth #724

Popverse will also be at this year's ALA Annual, and you can find all our stories - including liveblogs of the major panels here.


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