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Format: 02/21/2017 - 3pm
Format: 02/21/2017 - 3pm
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Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Interest Group Business Meeting Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N238
Description :

Business meeting of ALA's Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries MIG. The group will report on recent projects and discuss plans for future programming and projects

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

Throughout his 75 year history, the Dark Knight has become one of the most popular and widely recognized super heroes in the world. From comics to TV to movies to video games, the World’s Greatest Detective has permeated all entertainment mediums and beyond. Come by for a look at Batman’s rich history and what the future holds this pop culture icon!

Panelist(s): Pete Thomasi, Pat Gleason from Batman & Robin, Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul from The Flash and Detective Comic, Batman Group Editor - Mark Doyle; Moderator: Mike Pawuk

Presented by the Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries MIG with thanks to DC Comics

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Bringing the Comic Festival to YOUR Library! Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N263
Description :

A unique blend of comics, artists, writers, fans, teachers, and librarians, the Toronto Comics Arts Festival has become one of the premier comics events in North America. In the first hour, learn how a public library and a comic book store work together to create a successful community-wide program that attracts guests and attendees from around the world. Then, in the second hour, walk through a series of plans for building comics events in YOUR library, in an interactive session! Featured speakers include Christopher Butcher (The Beguiling); Andrew Woodrow Butcher (Little Island Comics); Gina Gagliano (First Second); Phyllis Jacklin (Toronto Public Library). Moderated by Eva Volin.

Presented by the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries MIG

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Best and Worst Manga Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N116
Description :

Join us as an opinionated group of manga and comics bloggers, retailers, and librarians rant and rave about the best new manga that debuted in the past year, the continuing manga series most worth reading, the most anticipated upcoming releases, and of course, the worst manga that you'd best avoid. Panelists include Christopher Butcher (The Beguiling, Comics212.net), Eva Volin (Alameda Free Library, Good Comics for Kids), Jack Baur (Berkeley Public Library, In the Library With a Comic Book), Deb Aoki (MangaComicsManga)

Presented by the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries MIG

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Graphic Novel Petting Zoo Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N116
Description :

Do you have a graphic novel collection and need ideas for how to bump up the selection? Are you worried that your limited budget is preventing you from purchasing the best of the best? Do you have no idea what the best books are? Graphic Novel enthusiasts and longtime collection developers Jack Baur (Berkeley Public Library) and Amanda Jacobs Foust (Marin County Free Library) will introduce you to many of the best comics released this year and allow you to flip through the books and judge for yourself.

Presented by the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics MIG

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Let's talk comics: A roundtable discussion Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N263
Description :

It's a wild free for all with comics creators, librarians, and
everyone keen to understand how to create engaging graphic novels and comics in today's diverse industry. Join comics professionals and your fellow librarians for a roundtable discussion on everything from growing up with comics, writing for different age audiences, everyone's toughest jobs, ideal workspaces, most tempting work
distractions, valued critics, and favorite go-to sources of
inspiration. Creators will quiz each other, and with the guidance of moderator librarian Mike Pawuk members of the audience will get their chance to talk comics with this stellar line up.

Presented by the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries MIG

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)