to Oct 7

New York Comic-Con

Thursday, October 4


·       3:30 PM – 4:15 PM: Disney Publishing Presents: What’s new and upcoming from Disney Publishing

    • Location: Celeste Auditorium 

    • Disney Publishing Participants: Emily Meehan and Dina Sherman

    • Q&A with upcoming authors – Christina Lynn Herman (The Devouring Gray), Carlos Hernandez (Sal & Gabby Break the Universe), Lorraine Clink (Powers of a Girl), Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos (The Adventurers Guild), Molly Brooks (Sanity & Tallulah), Justina Ireland (Star Wars: Flight of The Falcon: Lando’s Luck)


Friday, October 5


·       3:00 PM– 4:00 PM: Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing Presents: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away 

    • Location: Javits Panel Room 1A10 (350 people)


In-Booth Signing:

·       4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Disney Publishing Booth


Saturday, October 6


·         5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Disney-Lucasfilm Presents: A Celebration of Female Writers in a Galaxy Far, Far Away  

    • Location: Shop Studios (Capacity 350)

    • Mur Lafferty (Solo Novelization), Katie Cook (Search Your Feelings), Justina Ireland (Lando’s Luck), Amy Ratcliff (Women of the Galaxy), and Delilah Dawson

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2:00 PM14:00

Baltimore Bookfest - Inner Harbor, Baltimore


2 PM: YA For Today

Our panel of Young Adult novelists talk about what makes a good YA novel, and the ways they reward their readers, adult or teen. Discover your new favorite author and your new favorite book. With Kosoko Jackson, Vera Brook, Gwendolyn Clare, Zoraida Córdova, and Andrea Tang

3 PM: Afrofuturism: Black Panther, Janelle Monae, and the Spaces In Between

The Afrofuturism of Black Panther is the culmination of years of literary works by Black authors that imagined a future in which Blackness was valued and exalted. On this panel, authors will discuss how the impact of Black Panther and reimagining Blackness in literature can forge new grounds for the stories of the future. With Bill Campbell, Kosoko Jackson, Irette Y. Patterson, and L. Penelope.

4 PM: Signing in the Science Fiction Writers of America tent.

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3:00 PM15:00

Brooklyn Book Festival


New York Times bestselling author Justina Ireland (Dread Nation),  Hugo-nominated author Mark Oshiro (Anger Is a Gift), and acclaimed author Sara Farizan (Here to Stay) dismantle power structures in this important conversation about the journeys of their intersectional characters navigating racism, Islamophobia, and toxic masculinity. Moderated by New York Times bestselling author Brendan Kiely (Tradition).

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3:45 PM15:45

Decatur Book Festival

YA Stage.  Join Justina and authors Claire Legrand, Tochi Onyebuchi, Natalie C. Parker, and Lilliam Rivera as they discuss the ways in which their heroes navigate tough decisions that don't always lend themselves to heroic outcomes. Author Nic Stone will moderate.

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to Jun 24

ALA Annual Meeting, New Orleans

I'll be at ALA!  Look for me at the following events:

Saturday, June 23rd

  • 7:00-9:00am      HarperCollins Children’s Books Breakfast

Le Meridien New Orleans

  • 3:00-3:50pm      Pop Top Stage: Teen Voices Lead the Way

Authors: Angie Thomas, Justina Ireland, Tahereh Mafi, Elana Arnold

ALA show floor, Pop Top Stage

Sunday, June 24th:

  • 7:00-9:30am   Coretta Scott King Awards Breakfast

Hilton Riverside, Grand Ballroom

  • 12:30-1:30pm   HarperCollins Children’s Books Booth Signing (Booth #3330)
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6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Authors at Johnson County Library! Lawrence, Kansas

Join us for a conversation with three talented young adult authors.

Dhonielle Clayton is the COO of We Need Diverse Books non-profit and author of The Belles, an original fantasy set in a lavish world.

Zoraida Córdova award-winning author of Labyrinth Lost, created Bruja Born, the much-anticipated companion novel about a mythical bruja, or healer, facing an impossible task in NYC.

Justina Ireland's newest novel, Dread Nation, is an alternate history of the American Civil War with a zombie twist. Trained at Miss Preston’s School of Combat for Negro Girls, Jane uncovers a plot that may bring her world crashing down.

Join us for a reception from 5:30-6pm with refreshments, followed by a panel discussion lead by Lawrence author, Tessa Gratton. Books available from the Friends of the Library for purchase and autographs after the event. Registration is preferred but not required. Register online or call 913.826.4600.



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6:00 PM18:00

Girls Rock! at the Irving Public LIbrary

Join us for an evening with authors Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Cordova, Justina Ireland, Julie Murphy and Aminah Mae Safi as they discuss their latest books! Audience Q&A, book sales, and author signing follow. For all ages.


7:00 PM


South Irving Library Program Room


601 Schulze Dr.
Irving, TX 75060


(972) 721-2606





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to Jun 7

Epic Reads Tour!

Epic authors! Epic giveaways! Epic books!

Come out for the Epic Reads tour in Astoria NY, Philadelphia PA, and Washington DC!

June 5th - East City Bookshop
645 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

June 6th - Barnes & Noble
210 Commerce Boulevard
Fairless Hills, PA 19030

June 7th - The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st St
Astoria, NY 11106


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to Apr 22

North Texas Teen Book Festival

Saturday programming:

Girl Bosses (MG/YA) with Becky Albertalli, Ally Carter, Marley Dias, Jennifer Mathieu, Shivaun Plozza; moderated by Kate Sowa

Epic Reads Event with Elizabeth Acevedo, Robin Benway, Cinda Williams Chima, Jeramey Kraatz, Angie Thomas

Final Fantasy (YA) with Renée Ahdieh, Sarah Rees Brennan, Cinda Williams Chima, Cindy Pon; moderated by Brendan Reichs


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1:30 PM13:30


Title: Join the Rebellion: Kickass Heroines Shake-up the Status Quo

Description: Engrossing stories, fully-realized fantasy worlds…and the bad ass female characters that inhabit them. Join a panel of authors for a lively discussion of resistance, rebellion and female characters who aren’t afraid to break the mold. Featuring Justina Ireland (Dread Nation, Promise of Shadows), Rebecca Ross (The Queen’s Rising), Christina Henry (The Mermaid, The Black Wings Series) and Sarah Beth Durst (The Queen of Sorrow, Vessel).              

Time: 1:30 – 2:30

Autographing Time: 3:00 – 4:00

Location: S405b

Speakers: Justina Ireland, Rebecca Ross, Christina Henry, Sarah Beth Durst.

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