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April 14, 2015

This weekend I hop aboard a Rebel Cruiser and zoom off to Anaheim, California for the STAR WARS: Celebration.

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I’ll be speaking on a panel Saturday talking STAR WARS with some other great authors. Here are the details:

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM PT
“New Adaptations of the Star Wars Saga”
Hear how the classic Saga comes to life through adaptations by these bestselling children’s book authors: Tom Angleberger, Alexandra Bracken, Tony DiTerlizzi and Adam Gidwitz.

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM PT
Mysterious Galaxy, Booth #960
Signing for Tony DiTerlizzi of The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight.

Of course you can bring additional books, cards and games which I will be happy to sign for you.

This event is the first of many that I will be attending this summer in continued support for my STAR WARS picture book as well as the release of REALMS: The Roleplaying Game Art of Tony DiTerlizzi (due out in June). Listed below are my confirmed dates, with more to be added this fall.

May 2, 2015
“Why We Write Middle Grade”
Panel discussion with Jeanne Birdsall
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Amherst, MA

May 14, 2015
Inspired by: Tony DiTerlizzi
StarStruck Theater
Stuart, FL

May 27–29, 2015
BOOK EXPO AMERICA
Jacob Javits Convention Center
New York City, NY

June 20, 2015
REALMS Book Launch
Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street
Alhambra, CA

June 25–30, 2015
ALA Annual Conference
Moscone Center
San Francisco, CA

July 9–12, 2015
COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA

July 30 – August 2, 2015
GEN CON Game Fair
“Artist Guest of Honor”
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, IN

October 8–11, 2015
NEW YORK COMIC CON
Jacob Javits Convention Center
New York City, NY

I hope you can make it to one of these events. I shall see you this summer!

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Never Abandon Imagination Tony DiTerlizzi: Never abandon imagination.

Imagination is a world of possibility that exists within each of us. It is what makes us uniquely human. It is our creative fingerprint that touches and influences the world around us. Imagination is essential to art and science; to innovation and prosperity. It gives us hope, calls us to action and leads to change.

Whether it’s fairies, dragons, robots or aliens, all of my children’s book characters are siblings born of my imagination – an imagination strengthened through years of encouragement from family, teachers and friends. While so many others abandoned it during their transition from childhood to adulthood, I fiercely held onto mine, hoping for a day when I could share it to inspire the next generation of dreamers. Innovators. World changers.

Imagination empowers us to envision and create a reality of what could be. We must hold it dear, foster it and never abandon it.