Destination: Comics at the Miami Book Fair

Photo courtesy of Miami Book Fair

Photo courtesy of Miami Book Fair

The Miami Book Fair is an annual week-long literary extravaganza featuring author talks, a street fair, a six word story contest, and more.

Miami Book Fair

Photo courtesy of Miami Book Fair

This year, the Miami Book Fair also includes a Destination: Comics special that will be taking place all day on Saturday November 19th and Sunday November 20th, and the Geekiary was lucky enough to get an early release of this exclusive information!

The Miami Book Fair is hosted by Miami Dade College, and this year it runs from November 13th-20th. As mentioned, there are many events happening throughout the week (including a “First Draft” event on Thursday the 17th that encourages writers to sit down with a drink and start writing a story), but the Destination: Comics presentations don’t begin until 10:30 AM Saturday morning.

There are eleven of these presentations, including informational talks about building comic universes, panels with authors of new YA thrillers (including Margaret Stohl, the author of Black Widow: Forever Red!), and a spotlight on the best American comics…among plenty of other options. All of the presentations except Saturday’s 4:30 PM “Spotlight on Si Lewen’s Parade” take place in the Miami Book Fair’s MAGIC screening room (Building 8, 1st floor).

Miami Book Fair

Photo courtesy of Miami Book Fair

While Destination: Comics is right up my alley, the full schedule for the Fair is live and includes an eclectic mix of events, including “An Evening with Alan Cumming” for $15 on Monday November 14th, a Drink + Draw cartoon-off between some Book Fair authors on Wednesday the 16th, and on Friday evening, a diverse open mic experience called SPEAK! Fridays, followed by a CircX Variety Hour.

If you’re in the Miami area, I highly suggest checking out some of these awesome events – and if even you don’t live nearby, you should absolutely consider attending. I’ll be there the weekend of November 18th-20th representing The Geekiary, and I’m already planning on adding some of the weekend events to my schedule!

Author: Tara Lynne

Tara Lynne is a fandom and geek culture expert, public speaker, and character cosplayer who is best known for her Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones), Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica), and Andrea (The Walking Dead) cosplays. She founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Game of Thrones convention in the US, and now runs its parent company Saga Event Planning.



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