This year’s Comic-Con International convention, held this past weekend in San Diego, spotlighted a number of high-profile projects, including the movie versions of The Giver, Goosebumps, and The Maze Runner. Plenty of children's publishers, authors, and artists were in attendance; click through for our photographic tour.
Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm pose with Babymouse, who stars in 18 books in their bestselling series.
For a presentation about the forthcoming Goosebumps movie, actor Jack Black brought out his co-star, Slappy the Dummy.
Panelists for the End of Series...or Not discussion.
Co-authors James Frey (r.) and Nils Johnson-Shelton, signing copies of their fall book Endgame.
Authors Chris Weitz and Melissa de la Cruz, after speaking at the Beyond the Page: Writing in the Digital Age panel.
True Blood’s Steve Newlin (actor Michael McMillian) signed his Field Guide to Vampires, (Chronicle), co-written with Gianna Sobol (not pictured).
James Dashner with the cast and director of The Maze Runner before their Nerd HQ event at the Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. (From l.): Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Dylan O’Brien, James Dashner, Wes Ball.
Author Adam Bray (l.) and Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni, with DK’s new Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide.
Fairy Tale Remix panelists: (from l.) John Peck, Cornelia Funke, Shannon Hale, Marissa Meyer, Danielle Paige, and Ben Tripp.
Brenna Yovanoff at the Penguin booth with a copy of her latest book, Fiendish.
Eisner Award winner Jeffrey Brown, during his signing.
The panelists and moderator of the Walking the Line: Alternative vs. Mainstream Comics panel: (from l.) Nick Abadzis, Calvin Reid, Frank Cammuso, Kazu Kibuishi, and Cecil Castellucci.
Authors Cam Baity, Tony DeTerlizzi, and Benny Zelkowicz at Disney’s booth.
Feiwel and Friends associate editor Holly West (l.) dressed up as Cinder for Marissa Meyer’s signing.
Authors Emily Lloyd-Jones (Illusive) and Pierce Brown (Red Rising) at the Future Landscapes panel signing.
Author Katherine Howe at the Mysterious Galaxy booth, signing her debut YA novel, Conversion.
Participants in the What’s Hot in YA panel: (from l.) Lauren Billings, Kami Garcia, Nathan Bransford, Tessa Gratton, Tahereh Mafi, Natalie Parker, C.J. Redwine, Brendan Teichs, Margaret Stohl, and Scott Westerfeld.