Hockey Noir: The Opera

Hockey Noir:  The Opera coming at you in May 2018

Montreal May 3&4  Tickets here

Toronto May 10 & 11 Tickets here

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Cecil’s Upcoming Events! (for Soupy/etc)

Soupy Leaves Home comes out 4/19 in comic book stores and 5/2 in bookstores.  here are some events planned!

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April 19  Alakazam Comics, Irvine, CA  SOUPY LEAVES HOME comic book day release 

6-8PM with Jose Pimienta

April 22, 23  LA Times Festival of Books

Saturday 4/22

12:00PM  Young Adult Graphic Novels: Drawing You In – Young Adult Stage

3:00PM Teens Go Rogue: A Star Wars Panel – Young Adult Stage

5 PM signing at Mysterious Galaxy Booth

Sunday 4/23 

TBD signing at Mrs. Nelson’s Books

April 27 Skylight Books SOUPY LEAVES HOME book launch! with Jose Pimienta 7:30 PM

April 29 Y’all West Fest 

April 30  RuPaul’s Drag Con reading Odd Duck

May 5  Blast Off Comics, North Hollywood, CA Free Comic Book Day

Debuting SOUPY LEAVES HOME and tabling with Jose Pimienta
May 27 Rancho Cucamongo Library for Star Wars Fan Day
September 23-24 Thought bubble UK
DC’s Young Animal spotlighted.

YA Resists

Last night twelve YA authors gathered at Skylight Books to do a reading from books for young people that highlight resistance, protest and activism.

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It was a very moving and powerful evening and I was thrilled to put the event together with author Diana Wagman.  It was cosponsored by PEN USA.

We compiled a list of books that we read from as well as other books with activism as a resource for those who are looking for good books for young people that have these themes.  YA Resists Reading List

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San Diego Comic Con 2016 Schedule!

Come say hello!
Thursday July 21
Panel: 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m., Room: Horton Grand Theatre. Nerd Trivia – with Victoria Schwab, Chuck Wendig, Patrick Rothfuss to name a nerdy few!

Signing: 3:30- 4:30 Autograph area signing AA9  signing MOVING TARGET: A PRINCESS LEIA ADVENTURE

Friday July 22
Signing: 11-12 PM Lucasfilm Signing Booth signing MOVING TARGET: A PRINCESS LEIA ADVENTURE

Panel: 2 PM – 3 PM Room 32 AB  Modern Romance Comics with Sarah Kuhn, Janelle Asselin, Thom Zahler

Panel: 4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m., Room: 26ABScience Fiction/Future Now, with Sherri L Smith, Madeline Ashby, Javi Grillo Marxuach, Greg Van Eekout, Emily Lakawdalla

Panel: 5:30 PM Room 5AB DC Young Animal Panel (talking about Shade, The Changing Girl!) With Gerard Way and Jon Rivera

Saturday July 23
Signing: 10:30 – 11:30  Young Animal signing DC Comics Booth – I think there will be a hand out thingy!

Signing: 2- 3PM  Signing SOUPY LEAVES HOME Dark Horse Booth with Jose Pimienta.  Come meet us and talk to us about Soupy Leaves Home!

Sunday July 24
Signing: 10:30 – 11 Mac Kids Booth signing ODD DUCK booth #1117

Panel: 1 – 2 PM  Room 24ABC YA? Why not? The Importance of Teen and Young Adult Comics  w/ Hope Larson, Raina Telgemeier, Brendan Fletcher, Sierra Hahn.

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Y’allwest Schedule!

I will be at Yallwest this weekend. Talking about all the Ya’ll stuff. I’m on some pretty great panels, so I hope you come out and say hello!
 
Saturday, April 30
 
2 PM
FUTURAMA (MG/YA)
Barnum
Explore SFF imaginary future tech – and why fictional creations matter.
 
Moderated by Marie Lu, with Debra Driza, Amie Kaufman, Mary Pearson, Jay Kristoff, MT Anderson, Cecil Castellucci
 
4 PM Signing
 
5 PM Smackdown
 
Sunday, May 1
 
12 NOON
STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS (UGH!) (MG/YA)
Humanities Building
 
What are we talking about when we say those three words, anyways, and why do we still have to talk about it? Is there such a thing as a Girl Book?
 
Moderated by Cecil Castellucci, with Susane Colasanti, Michelle Gagnon, Ellen Oh, Mary Pearson, Sara Raasch
 
1 PM Signing
 
2 PM
STORY/MAKERS: STORY IN GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS (MG/YA)
Cafetorium
 
From Adventuretime to Nimona or Squirrel Girl, what’s the inside scoop?
 
Moderated by Marguerite Bennett, with Cecil Castellucci, Derek Kirk Kim, Greg Neri, Ryan North
 
 
 
 

Support Basilica Hudson

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For those of you considering year end contributions, I hope you will consider a donation to the amazing Basilica Hudson a magical place dear to my heart. I’m even on the board.

It’s owned and curated by my friend and art force, Melissa Auf Der Maur

This year alone there were 16 film screenings, 5 art exhibitions, 12 performances, and 23 community gatherings. Basilica Hudson draws thousands to our region each year, and attendance keeps growing. Together, these programs contribute to Basilica Hudson’s mission of supporting the creation, production, and presentation of arts and culture, and fostering sustainable community.

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Make your mark on a piece of history in our North Hall Screening Room. Support future Basilica programs by making a gift of $500 or more and we’ll engrave your name (or short phrase of your choice) on a handsome plaque, affixed to one of our Hudson-made and salvaged chairs!

Donations to Basilica Hudson are made through our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) public charity with a mission to empower artists, arts organizations, and other cultural sector stakeholders by eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression, so as to foster a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem. Contributions for the purposes of Basilica Hudson are tax-deductible (both in the USA and for our Canadian friends) to the extent permitted by law.

San Diego Comic Con Schedule

I will be at San Diego Comic Con July 8 – 12!  Here are the panels that I’m on so far.  I hope you will come to one of them, or to one of my booth signings!  Please say hello if you do.

Friday, July 10th

Panel

Comics and the Real World: Using Graphic Novels as Tools of Tolerance

Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm

Room: 30 CDE

Description: Comics are typically perceived as means of entertainment.  Panelists will demonstrate how they can be used to teach greater tolerance and understanding of the real world.  We’ll demonstrate how comics empower students to feel, access and comprehend historical and cultural events, more fully understand diverse figures in history and fiction, and even grasp concepts in science and math. Then we’ll suggest sample templates for having kids create their own comics as a means of teaching them how to diffuse personal issues and master alternate means of communication. There will be lesson and reading suggestion handouts and time for Q&A.

Signing

Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Cecil Castellucci Signing in the MacTeen Booth

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Building the Modern (Super)Heroine

6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.

Room: 26AB

More and more, heroines are being positioned front and center on the page and screen. Katniss, Agent Carter, Tris, Furiosa, Wonder Woman, and Captain Marvel – to name a few. What do creators and fans want out of a powerful female protagonist? How do we pay tribute to the heroines of the past while still looking toward the future? What’s the difference between writing established heroines and creating your own? And how can we best position and support these characters to usher in a whole new era of totally bad ass (super)heroines across all platforms? Join this dynamic group of creators and expert commentators as they discuss the challenges of building modern heroines in a variety of mediums. With Cecil Castellucci (Stone in the Sky), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Andrea Letamendi (psychologist Arkham Sessions ) Jose Molina (Agent Carter) and Babs Tarr (Batgirl), moderated by Amy Ratcliffe (StarWars.com) Room: 26AB

Saturday, July 11th

Panel

CBLDF: Comics in the Classroom:  Real-World Ideas for Engaging Your Students with Comics.

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Room 30CDE

Description: Comics are more than just great entertainment — they’re an incredible tool for learning! Join creators Cecil Castellucci (Odd DuckThe Plain Janes), Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Matthew Holm (BabymouseSquish), Matt Phelan (The Storm in the Barn, Bluffton),Dave Roman (Astronaut AcademyJax Epoch and the Quicken Forbidden) and educators Rose Brock and Dr. Meryl Jaffe for a lively workshop discussing how comics can be used to engage students in the classroom. Get real-world suggestions for ways to integrate comics in the classroom, to expand on lessons with comic-based activities, and to encourage student participation. We’ll also have lesson and reading suggestion handouts and time for Q&A. Moderated by CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez.

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Kill Your Idols: The Anxiety of Influence

1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.,

Room: 23ABC

Kill Your Idols: The Anxiety of Influence—How do you draw on the work that inspired you without simply imitating it? How do you transform your influences into something fresh? Lev Grossman (The Magicians), Cecil Castellucci (Tin Star) and Marc Bernardin (Genius) will discuss the alchemy of transmuting admiration into originality with moderator Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics). Room 32AB

Sunday, July 12th

Panel

The Girls Are Alright!

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Room 30CDE

Description: Female comic creators for kids and young adults are burning up the bestseller lists and winning awards. Listen in on this dynamic group of award-winning creators as they discuss the challenges and thrills of creating diverse heroines that appeal to a new generation of readers and hook them for a lifelong love of comics. Q&A and drawing to follow. Panelists including Jennifer Holm(Babymouse, Sunny Side Up), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), Cece Bell (El Deafo), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Jillian Tamaki(This One Summer), Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck).  Moderated by Eva Volin (Good Comics for Kids at School Library Journal).

 

Signing

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Cecil Castellucci Signing in the :01 Booth

Panel

Push Fun Forward: All-Ages Comics Have Arrived

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 24ABC

All-ages comics are important now more than ever in helping to bring in new and lapsed readers, from practically every demographic. BOOM! Studios associate editor Whitney Leopard leads a discussion on the significance of all-ages comics, from what they have achieved thus far to what lies ahead, with creators Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade), Thom Zahler (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Aron Steinke (The Zoo Box), Ian McGinty (Munchkin), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy).

Upcoming Events!

3/27
Mysterious Galaxy – San Diego
Reading with Rachel Searles
6 PM

3/28
Grand Park Avenue Downtown Book Fest
Main Stage Reading 3 PM
with Gretchen McNeil, Juliana Romano, Mary McCoy and Elissa Sussman

4/3,4,5
Wondercon – Anaheim

Friday April 3, 2015 3:30pm – 4:30pm Room 213
Spotlight on Becky Cloonan (I’ll be interviewing her)

Saturday, April 4, Noon, Signing in Booth #908

Sunday 1:00pm – 2:00pm Room 207
Building the Modern (Super)heroine With Cecil Castellucci,Becky Cloonan, Sarah Kuhn, Andrea Letamendi, Jose Molina, and Babs Tarr. Moderated by Amy Ratcliffe

4/10
AWP Minneapolis

1:30PM – 2:40PM Room M100 H&I, Mezzanine Level
F221. Tackling Tragedy in Young Adult with Different Mediums. (Lilliam Rivera, Cecil Castellucci, Meg Medina, Swati Avasthi, Matt de la Pena)

4/14
Literary Death Match – Austin, TX
Where: The North Door, 502 Brushy St, Austin (map)
When: Show at 8:35pm sharp; doors at 8pm; afterdrinks after
Cost: $10 (click to preorder now!)
READERS: Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, Cecil Castellucci, Jason Neulander, K.A. Holt

4/15
TLA – Austin, TX

2:00-3:50pm​ Explore the Science in the Young Adult Science Fiction and Dystopian Genres
Moderator: Sherry Thompson with Cecil Castellucci, Kiera Cass, Lauren Oliver, Jessica Brody and Lydia Kang

4:00 – 5:00 Signing

4/17,18
Star Wars Celebration. Nothing official. I’ll just be walking around.

4/19
LA Times Festival of Books

10:30:00 AM in YA Stage
Young Adult Fiction: Writing the Unknown
Moderator/Interviewer Tommy Wallach Panelists Cecil Castellucci Rachel Hawkins
Allison Glock-Cooper T Cooper

1:30:00 PM in Seeley G. Mudd 123
Young Adult Fiction: Beyond This Realm
Moderator/Interviewer Cecil Castellucci Panelists Marie Lu Suzanne Young Paige McKenzie Stephanie Diaz

4 PM Signing at Mrs. Nelson’s Booth

STONE IN THE SKY Blog Tour!

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Blog Tour Schedule

2/2 Dear Teen Me

2/20 Read Sleep Repeat

2/21 Seeing Double in Neverland

2/22 Tez Miller Oz

2/23 AMA Reddit

2/24 YA Bookshelf

2/25 Rhapsodacy in Books

2/26 YA Highway

2/27 Christina Reads YA

2/28 The Book Rat

CANADIAN BLOGS

2/21 Esther’s Ever After
2/ 22  Bookish Serendipity 
2/ 23 Addicted to Reading  
2/24  YA Bookshelf
2/25 More Than Just Magic
2/ 26  Pingwings
2/ 27  Andrea’s Good Reads  
2/28  Kellie Sheridan


Stone in the Sky (Tin Star #2)
by Cecil Castellucci
Hardcover, 320 pages
February 24th 2015 
by Roaring Brook Press
ISBN13: 9781596437760

In this thrilling follow-up to Tin Star, Tula will need to rely on more than just her wits to save her only home in the sky.

After escaping death a second time, Tula Bane is now even thirstier for revenge. She spends much of her time in the Tin Star Café on the Yertina Feray—the space station she calls home. But when it’s discovered that the desolate and abandoned planet near the station has high quantities of a precious resource, the once sleepy space station becomes a major player in intergalactic politics. In the spirit of the Gold Rush, aliens from all over the galaxy race to cash in—including Tula’s worst enemy. 

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Buy links for Stone in the Sky:

*Indiebound

 Amazon * B&N *  Powells

Book Depository * Books-A-Million



Book 1 Tin Star links:

Amazon * B&N * Powells

*Indiebound

Book Depository * Books-A-Million




About the Author:





Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, First Day on Earth, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star and Odd Duck. Her picture book, Grandma’s Gloves, won the California Book Award Gold Medal. Her short stories have been published in Strange Horizons, YARN, Tor.com, and various anthologies including, Teeth, After and Interfictions 2. She is the YA editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books, Children’s Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus and a two time Macdowell Fellow. She lives in Los Angeles.



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