PiercingMetal Goes To Book Expo America 2013: Part 1 (5/30/2013)

It’s been a couple of years since I had adventured into the Book Expo America, and the first time around I had been able to attend the Blog Expo during the very same week which made the educational time all the more exciting. This year there would be no co-location with the blogging event and the halls of Javits were dedicated to the Book Expo alone. I would be joined by my stalwart colleague Skeleton Pete and our goal would be to focus on the properties that appeal to our mutual reader demographic. Join me on this largely photographic journey and by all means enjoy.

This is just a visual of the outside of the area designated as the Press Room. Essentially this was a cordoned off by a curtain space in the lobby of the Javits that had some tables and electricity and WiFi so we members of the media could keep our Social Networks in tune with the happenings around us. They also had coffee which I found to be a very welcome thing at the hour that we had arrived 🙂

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One of the first stops we made was at the signing tables to check in with author D.L. King who would be offering up a new book that she edited and contributed tales to.

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This Is D.L. King

Rebellion Publishing had a few great Judge Dredd tomes that they were proud of.  Collected editions that would leave you wanting more.  He is the Law!!!

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Rebellion Publishing
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The Gear Of The Janitors
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PiercingMetal Ken, Chandler “No Beard” Mogel & Skeleton Pete Parrella
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DeAgostini’s “Real Bugs” (Screams!)

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“Peef” The Christmas Bear

I will admit to having two of these delicious looking cupcakes but they were small so it’s okay.  Right?  Right?

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Nom, Nom, Nom – Cupcakes

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DK Publishing had a book called Lego Brickmaster and two giant models built entirely of Lego blocks.  That was impressive.  Usually I have to wait until Toy Fair to see something like this.

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DK’s Lego Display
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DK’s Lego Display

Here are some familiar and friendly faces over at the Pink Pig Press table.  That is Vell Sweeny and Liz (L2R) and we met them a couple of years ago at BEA.  Today they showcased a brand new book and it looked wonderful.  It’s called “Second Hand Cat” 🙂

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Pink Pig Press

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Chiro of “Nightsong”

Disney has a sizable bit of offerings up for examination.

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Assorted Disney Properties

If you watched “The Jersey Shore” you might recognize Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

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“Snooki” Signs Her Latest Book

This next “Sideline” as they were called was really impressive and their owner a lot of fun.  These are the offerings of “The Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild”; There are a few photos of their wares.  All of it was a hoot.

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Hello “Oscar”
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A Perfect Mug for Skeleton Pete Yes?

Disco Queen Gloria Gaynor is featured in the book “First Ladies Of Disco” and she was at BEA signing copies of the tome.

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Gloria Gaynor signs

Crowded as BEA was for her line, “She Will Survive” (oh come on tell me you didn’t see that coming)….

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Image Comics
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Chris Giarrusso and his “G-Man” comic
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Dark Horse Books
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Jeremy Atkins of Dark Horse Books

Let’s look around at some of the broader visuals shall we…..

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Here’s Tamara Amos and Santa Claus; They were showcasing Tamara’s new book “Gift Of A Servant” at this season’s BEA.

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Tamara Amos and Santa Claus

Here’s the pavilion for Capstone Publishers.  They had a lot of DC Comics properties and some cool posters which I made sure to take for my friends kids.

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Capstone Publishers

Their books are geared for a younger audience as you might notice but that is great since this builds up an appreciation for the comic book medium

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Capstone’s DC Comics Bookmarks

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Skeleton Pete, Manga Girl and I Repping O’Reilly

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Official Website:
Book Expo America: http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/
Dark Horse Books: http://www.darkhorse.com
DK Publishing: http://us.dk.com
Folkmanis Puppets: http://www.folkmanis.com
Image Comics: http://www.image.com
Monster Factory: http://www.monsterfactory.net/
Rebellion Publishing: http://www.rebellionstore.com/
Safari Limited: http://safariltd.com/

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