D23 has announced book signings and presentations for the D23 Expo 2019. Fans will have a chance to meet some of the talented artists, creators, and writers who are part of and have extensively studied The Walt Disney Company’s history. Plus, several new Disney titles will be available exclusively at the Expo before being released to the general public.

For the latest news about this year’s Expo click here and be sure to visit our D23 Expo 2019 page.

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A Disney Book Fan’s Guide to D23 Expo

Friday, August 23

Book Shop

  • 9 am–7 pm at the Disney Publishing Worldwide booth in Hall B
  • The tradition of great storytelling has always been part of the fabric of The Walt Disney Company. See how Disney Publishing continues to inspire a love of reading with families and fans around the world.

Talent Signing—Don Hahn

  • Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid-Century – Get it here
  • 10:30–11:30 am at the Disney Publishing Worldwide booth in Hall B
  • Signing limited to the first 50 guests and will require purchase of this book.
  • There will be a ticket distribution, and the line opens 30 minutes prior to start.

Talent Signing—Jeff Kurtti

  • From All of Us to All of You: The Disney Christmas Card – Get it here
  • 12:30–1:30 pm at the Disney Publishing Worldwide booth in Hall B
  • Signing limited to the first 50 guests and will require purchase of this book.
  • There will be a ticket distribution, and the line opens 30 minutes prior to start.

Talent Signing—David Gerstein and J. B. Kaufman

  • Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: The Ultimate History – Get it here
  • 1:30–3:30 pm at the TASCHEN booth in Hall B

Talent Signing—Jeff Kurtti

  • From All of Us to All of You: The Disney Christmas Card – Get it here
  • The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between – Get it here
  • Travels with Walt Disney: A Photographic Voyage Around the World – Get it here
  • Practically Poppins in Every Way: A Magical Carpetbag of Countless Wonders – Get it here
  • 2–3 pm in the D23 Emporium in Hall A (Hyperion Historical Alliance / Ryman Arts booth)

Presentation—Behind the Art of Disney Costuming

  • 4–5 pm at Stage 28
  • Go behind-the-scenes with the team that crafted the dazzling new Walt Disney Archives exhibit on the Expo show floor and its accompanying coffee table book: Jeff Kurtti, Becky Cline, Robert Maxhimer, Holly Brobst, and Rick Lorentz.

Talent Signing—Jeff Kurtti and Becky Cline

  • The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between – Get it here
  • 5:30–6:30 pm at the Disney Publishing Worldwide booth in Hall B
  • Renowned Disney historian Jeff Kurtti and Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline celebrate the companion book to this year’s Walt Disney Archives show floor exhibit.
  • Signing limited to the first 50 guests and will require purchase of this book.
  • There will be a ticket distribution, and the line opens 30 minutes prior to start.

Saturday, August 24

Book Shop

  • 9 am–7 pm at the Disney Publishing Worldwide booth in Hall B
  • The tradition of great storytelling has always been part of the fabric of The Walt Disney Company.
  • See how Disney Publishing continues to inspire a love of reading with families and fans around the world.

Talent Signing—Jeff Kurtti

  • Travels with Walt Disney: A Photographic Voyage Around the World – Get it here
  • 10:30–11:30 am at the Disney Publishing Worldwide booth in Hall B
  • Signing limited to the first 50 guests and will require purchase of this book.
  • There will be a ticket distribution, and the line opens 30 minutes prior to start.

Talent Signing—Mindy Johnson and Lorelay Bové

  • Pencils, Pens & Brushes: A Great Girls’ Guide to Disney Animation – Get it here
  • 12:30–1:30 pm at the Disney Publishing Worldwide booth in Hall B
  • Signing limited to the first 50 guests and will require purchase of this book.
  • There will be a ticket distribution, and the line opens 30 minutes prior to start.

Talent Signing—Jeff Kurtti

  • From All of Us to All of You: The Disney Christmas Card – Get it here
  • The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between – Get it here
  • Travels with Walt Disney: A Photographic Voyage Around the World – Get it here
  • Practically Poppins in Every Way: A Magical Carpetbag of Countless Wonders – Get it here
  • 1–2 pm at the D23 Emporium in Hall A (Hyperion Historical Alliance / Ryman Arts booth)

Talent Signing—Don Hahn

  • Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid-Century – Get it here
  • 1–3 pm at the D23 Emporium in Hall A (Magical Memories booth)

Talent Signing—Leah Sklar and Leslie Sklar

  • Travels with Figment: On the Road in Search of Disney Dreams – Get it here
  • 2–3 pm at Talent Central

Talent Signing—Chris Nichols

  • Walt Disney’s Disneyland  – Get it here
  • 2:30–4:30 pm at the TASCHEN booth in Hall B

Talent Signing—Becky Cline

  • The Walt Disney Studios: A Lot to Remember – Get it here
  • 3–4 pm at the Disney Publishing Worldwide booth in Hall B
  • Signing limited to the first 50 guests and will require purchase of this book.
  • There will be a ticket distribution, and the line opens 30 minutes prior to start.

Presentation—Travels with Marty: A Conversation with the Sklars and Imagineers

  • 6–7 pm at the Walt Disney Archives Stage
  • Join Leah and Leslie Sklar and editor Wendy Lefkon in conversation with Imagineers Daniel Jue, Kevin Rafferty, and Bob Weis.
  • Each a colleague and mentee of Disney Legend Marty Sklar, they will recount their journey to publishing Marty’s last book and discuss Marty’s lasting impact on Disney.

Sunday, August 25

Book Shop

  • 9 am–7 pm at the Disney Publishing Worldwide booth in Hall B
  • The tradition of great storytelling has always been part of the fabric of The Walt Disney Company.
  • See how Disney Publishing continues to inspire a love of reading with families and fans around the world.

Talent Signing—Kevin Rafferty

  • Magic Journey: My Fantastical Walt Disney Imagineering Career – Get it here
  • 10:30–11:30 am at the Disney Publishing Worldwide booth in Hall B
  • Signing limited to the first 50 guests and will require purchase of this book.
  • There will be a ticket distribution, and the line opens 30 minutes prior to start.

Talent Signing—Mindy Johnson

  • Pencils, Pens, & Brushes: A Great Girls’ Guide to Disney Animation – Get it here
  • Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation – Get it here
  • 11 am–5 pm at the D23 Emporium in Hall A
  • (Magical Memories booth 11 am–1 pm and 3–5 pm and Hyperion Historical Alliance / Ryman Arts booth 1–3 pm)

Talent Signing—Jeff Kurtti

  • Practically Poppins in Every Way: A Magical Carpetbag of Countless Wonders – Get it here
  • 12:30–1:30 pm at the Disney Publishing Worldwide booth in Hall B
  • Signing limited to the first 50 guests and will require purchase of this book.
  • There will be a ticket distribution, and the line opens 30 minutes prior to start.

Talent Signing—Pete Docter and Chris Merritt

  • Marc Davis in His Own Words: Imagineering the Disney Theme Parks – Get it here
  • 1–2 pm at Talent Central

Talent Signing—Don Hahn

  • Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid-Century – Get it here
  • 1–3 pm at the D23 Emporium in Hall A
  • (Magical Memories booth)

Presentation—Magic Journey: My Fantastical Ride with Imagineer Kevin Rafferty

  • 4–5 pm at the Walt Disney Archives Stage
  • Join veteran Imagineer Kevin Rafferty in conversation with his editor, Wendy Lefkon, as he reminisces about his 40-plus-year career from dishwasher at Disneyland to world builder.
  • Kevin explains his path to Imagineering and talks about his new book.

Presentation—Marc Davis In His Own Words: Imagineering the Disney Theme Parks

  • 5:30–6:30 pm at Stage 28
  • Authors Pete Docter and Christopher Merritt reveal their magnificent two-volume tribute to the inimitable Marc Davis, a deluxe book set celebrating Marc’s groundbreaking work designing Walt Disney’s theme parks.
  • To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Haunted Mansion will be a special focus of this presentation.

Several books will be available early exclusively at the D23 Expo 2019. However, for fans unable to attend the event, these new Disney titles can be pre-ordered now through Amazon.

 
 

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