SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

LA Comic Con 2019

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/11/2019 - 10/13/2019
9:30 am - 8:00 pm

Location
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street - Los Angeles, CA 90015


PAL Authors and Illustrators:
Join us at the Los Angeles Comic Con

The 2019 Los Angeles Comic Con will be from October 11th – 13th at the LA Convention Center, and this year we’re having PANELS.

PAL members can participate by:

1. Registering for the signing table only
2. Registering for the signing table and volunteering to sit on a panel
OR
3. Volunteering to sit on a panel only

Participating in panels is FREE – but we can’t guarantee which panels or panelists will be chosen or when the panels will be held as that’s up to Comic Con. You might sign up for one subject, but find yourself on another panel – or, sadly, not on a panel at all. We will keep you informed as soon as we hear from Comic Con. Until panels are finalized, we can’t complete the schedule.

The signing table will work just like the LA Times Festival of Books. Each participant is responsible for his or her own sales, including making change, receipts, taxes, etc. We will not have a store connected with this event. Like any event, your sales may vary but your opportunity for pictures and promotions on social media will not. Space at the signing table is limited so sign up early!

Bring your work – Picture Books, MG, YA, Art – and meet 100,000 potential new fans at the Los Angeles Comic Con!

Registration Instructions

1. Registering for signing table only:

a.
Choose a length of time: 1 ½, 2, or 3 hours – note the costs for each.
b.
ON THE INFORMATION FORM, tell us your scheduling preferences – we will do the best we can make that happen, but best to keep the weekend open. Exact times will be set as soon as we know them.

2. Registering for signing table and panel participation:

a.
Choose a length of time: 1 ½, 2, or 3 hours – note the costs for each.
b.
ON THE INFORMATION FORM, tell us your scheduling preferences – we will do the best we can make that happen, but best to keep the weekend open. Exact times will be set as soon as we know them.
c.
Also on that form, choose from the suggested panels, suggest an alternate idea, and tell us something about your career that will help us pitch you to Comic Con.

3. Registering for panel participation only:

a.
Choose the Panel Only ticket option below.
b.
ON THE INFORMATION FORM, choose from the suggested panels, suggest an alternate idea, and tell us something about your career that will help us pitch you to Comic Con.

Entry to the Con

Each participant who is not on a panel will be responsible for purchasing their own ticket to the con on top of paying our fee for time at the signing table. Unlike the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, LA Comic Con charges for tickets.
You can apply for a Professional Pass to get you and a guest in FREE! SCBWI can’t guarantee the Con will accept your application, but make sure to mention that you’ll be with the SCBWI booth.
The deadline for Professional Pass applications is October 4th.
If you must purchase a ticket to the con, day passes run between $25-$35 depending on the day.

No refunds for the signing table after September 11.

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Event Registration

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Ticket Information

1. Signing Table Only -

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

Must select either a 1 hour and 30 minutes, 2 hour, or 3 hour time slot below.


2. Signing Table and Panel -

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

Must select either a 1 hour and 30 minutes, 2 hour, or 3 hour time slot below.


3. Panel Only -

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

There is no charge for this ticket.


Event Extras

Signing Table Time Slots

        The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy
        To register for an SCBWI event, you are required to acknowledge our Anti-Harassment Policy.
        Scroll to the bottom to read the policy.

        You will then be able to click the checkbox indicating that you have read our policy.

         

        The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all of its members and will take any and all necessary steps to address and prevent harassment at events associated with SCBWI. Harassment under this policy may include verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or advances, and bullying or coercion.

         

        The SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations of harassment or intimidation at any SCBWI Event. An “SCBWI Event” is any event, meeting or activity that is authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager to be sponsored by, or affiliated with, SCBWI. SCBWI events may include, if properly authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager, the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles, the Annual Winter Conference in New York, regional conferences, meetings and meet-ups. This SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy also applies to “SCBWI On-Line Interactions,” which include communications and content posted on, or directed towards, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts or sent through any of the communication tools available on SCBWI’s website, www.scbwi.org. SCBWI’s Social Media accounts under this policy include the official SCBWI accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.

         

         

        Code of Conduct

        All participants in SCBWI Events and SCBWI On-Line Interactions, including faculty, staff, and attendees, are required to comply with the following anti-harassment code of conduct. The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits harassment, including but not limited to the following behaviors:

        • intimidation, stalking, or following.
        • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
        • Inappropriate physical contact.
        • Unwelcome sexual attention.
        • Abusive verbal comments.
        • Quid pro quo– sexual harassment that occurs when one in an authority position requests sex or a sexual relationship in exchange for professional consideration or favors.
        • Harassment does not include respectful disagreement or reasonable and respectful critique made in good faith. SCBWI continues to welcome and appreciate presentation of appropriate controversial ideas, free speech, and creative artistic expression. SCBWI encourages members to hold one another accountable to the Code of Conduct as stated in this part of the Policy and to take the perspectives of others seriously when a disagreement arises.

         

        Reporting Procedures

        Any person who believes there has been a violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy can report the offense in one or all of the following ways:

        • Certain SCBWI Events, including the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles and the Annual Winter Conference in New York, will designate one or more Safety Team Members who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for members to report an incident. The Safety Team Member will report directly to the conference director or regional advisor in charge.
        • A complainant may submit a complaint under this policy to the Director of Community Marketing and Engagement, the Director of Illustration and Artist Programs and/or your Regional Manager.
        • SCBWI has a dedicated email address for reporting any potential incident of harassment under this policy. Anyone who chooses to report an incident can find the Anti-Harassment Report Form on the SCBWI website (About > Anti-Harassment) or use the following link: https://www.scbwi.org/anti-harassment-report-form/. Reports should include the substance of the complaint, date, and whenever possible, a list of witnesses or a reference to the relevant URLs, if the offense occurred through an SCWBI On-Line Interaction.

         

        SCBWI will investigate all complaints subject to the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy. If the policy applies, SCBWI will investigate the matter and take whatever action is necessary and appropriate to prevent a recurrence and protect the environment at SCWBI Events. If a complaint is made anonymously, please note that SCBWI will not be able to follow up on an anonymous report with the complainant directly, as SCBWI will not have contact information for the anonymous complainant. Moreover, anonymous complaints may hinder SCBWI’s ability to investigate the complaint.  SCBWI will take steps to protect the confidentiality of the complaint, to the extent possible.  However, complete confidentiality may not be possible in all circumstances.  SCBWI will make every attempt to respond to a named complainant in a timely fashion.

        If appropriate, SCBWI may report the incident to local authorities.

         

        Non-Retaliation

        The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits retaliation against a member of the SCBWI community for reporting harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or for participating in an investigation relating to any complaint made under this policy. The sanctions for retaliation are the same sanctions available to address any other violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.

         

        Sanctions

        SCBWI takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Complaints will be investigated by SCWBI if they fall within the scope of SCWBI’s Anti-Harassment Policy. Depending on the results of the investigation, SCWBI will determine whether a sanction is appropriate.

         

        Sanctions for faculty, speakers, staff or board members may include any of the following:

         

        • warning the party involved that the particular behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
        • immediate removal from a particular event;
        • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a temporary or permanent basis;
        • withholding of a contracted honorarium;
        • prohibition from future speaking engagements;
        • prohibition from future faculty appointments;
        • expulsion from SCBWI; and/or
        • removal from the Board of Advisors or Board of Directors, when appropriate.

         

        Sanctions for attendees, members, and guests can include any of the following:

        • warning the party involved that specified behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
        • immediate removal from a particular event, without refund;
        • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a permanent or temporary basis;
        • termination of SCBWI membership, without refund; and/or
        • prohibition of future SCBWI membership.

         

        If the conduct at issue involves one of SCBWI’s employees, SCBWI will handle utilize whatever corrective action is appropriate based on the result of the investigation and subject to SCBWI employment policies and practices.

         

        Confidentiality

        SCBWI will make every reasonable effort to conduct all investigations into allegations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in a manner that will protect the confidentiality of all parties and witnesses. Notwithstanding the above, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know and be informed of the allegations will be so informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter under investigation with discretion and respect the reputation of all parties involved.

         

           

        If you wish to file a complaint or an anonymous complaint, CLICK HERE to access the Anti-harassment Report Form.

         

        If you have questions regarding this policy, you may send an email to info@scbwi.org. Please include the words "anti-harassment policy" in the subject line.

        I have read and accepted the SCBWI Anti-Harassment policy.