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Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Paizo: Pathfinder Organized Play in Your Library Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Paizo, Inc. has the world’s largest roleplaying organized play network in the world. As times change, libraries are looking for alternatives to bring in visitors. Young people are reading less and playing games more. The Pathfinder roleplaying game not only encourages kids to read, it fostered cooperative play, goal setting, and goal evaluation. More and more libraries are running the Pathfinder roleplaying game, attracting a younger audience, and exploring new ways to educate and enlighten. Learn more about the Pathfinder gaming
network.

Sponsored by Paizo

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Mark Siegel: The History and Growth of First Second Books Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Editorial Director and Founder of First Second Books, Mark is the publisher of several award-winning, best-selling, high-quality graphic novels. He will discuss the history of First Second and, with the help of librarians, its growth over the years.

Sponsored by First Second Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Academy of Games Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Uwe Eickert, representing the Academy will discuss "What makes a game an effective learning tool?". Well designed games engage youth in a decision making process with anticipation and resolution cycles hooking them into wanting to play and explore the game's subject matter in greater depth.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Derf Backderf Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Backderf is the author of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning, national-bestseller "My Friend Dahmer". He will be representing his new novel "Trashed", an inside look at the job of a garbage collector.

Sponsored by Abrams ComicArts

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Zine and Not Heard! Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Some people think that zinesters should be seen and not heard, but we think differently! Come and listen to some zinesters from the Zine Pavilion read from their own work. There'll be zine readings from Tomas Moniz (Rad Dad), Nia King (Angry Black White Girl), Liz Mayorga (SF Zinefest), Amy Burek (Awkward Ladies Club), Artnoose (Ker-bloom), Irene Dogmatic, and Avy Jetter. If you can't make it to the reading, make sure you come by the Zine Pavilion where there will be zine creators all weekend long!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries Announcement: The Art of Selection and Acquisition and Presentation of the 2015 ALA Grants Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

An educational panel about how you determine which kinds of graphic novels and comics to purchase for your library. How do reader demographics impact collection development? Who is reading graphic novels and comics in the library? How does the advent of digital graphic novels and comics impact book selection and does the popularity of a digital books translate into the purchase of hard copies? These and other questions will be explored by Jack Baur from the Berkeley Public Library, Katie Monnin, PhD from the University of North Florida, Caitlin McGurk from the Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum and moderated by John Shableski.

The panel will be preceded by the presentation of the 2015 ALA Will Eisner Graphic Novel Innovation Grant and Growth Grant. Learn how your library can apply for next year’s grants.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Award Winning Authors: Their Books, Process, and the Future Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Cece Bell, Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki as Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz honor-winning authors discuss these topics and the importance of graphic novels being recognized.

Sponsored by First Second Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Daniel Corey: "Moriarty" The experience of creating, the image, and self branding Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Working with Image Comics, the #1 independent comics publisher in the U.S. market, he will discuss his series' to date and history managing brand identity. In today's publishing market this content is essential.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Chris Harris: Teaching Through Games: A Play-Based Approach to Learning in Libraries of All Types Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Christopher Harris, gaming and learning expert and author of the Teaching Through Games (2015) series of professional books from Rosen Publishing, will share great tabletop games for starting a play-based learning program in your library. Support classroom instruction with curriculum-aligned games, deliver engaging public library game programs, and meet the learning needs of home school groups with these incredible board and card games for all ages. Take a break from the show and sit down for some interactive game play!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Christos Gage: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

A veteran TV and comic book writer, this New York Times best-selling writer of both Buffy and Angel & Faith, discusses the challenges and rewards of adapting properties into comic form. He also manages this while staying true to the characters and still allowing them to change and grow.

Sponsored by Dark Horse Comics

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Westport Libraries Robotics: How Robotics Interact with People Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Westport Library has developed programming for two Alderbaran NAO robots. Interest has been overwhelming with over 500 people trained in using the software. The session will demonstrate how the robots interact with people and how to program them.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - CBLDF: Protecting Comics: Authors & Experts On Fighting Graphic Novel Challenges Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Comics and graphic novels are achieving more acclaim than ever, which is leading to an increase in demand as well as challenges. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund brings together perspectives on graphic novel censorship from authors Jillian and Mariko Tamaki and Gene Luen Yang, alongside expert observations from Eva Volin, Supervising Children's Librarian for the Alameda Free Library in California, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein, and more in a panel moderated by CBLDF Contributing Editor and reference librarian Maren Williams.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - DC Entertainment- Inside the Page: Bat-Universe Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Join Batman Group Editor Mark Doyle with Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl, Tim Seely, Cameron Stewart and Tom King as they take you behind the scenes to the streets of Gotham for an exclusive look at how the Bat-Universe works.

Sponsored by DC Entertainment

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen: Using Musical Activities to Build Early Literacy Skills Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Join in hands-on activities from the Mother Goose on the Loose early literacy program, presented by its creator, Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen. Experience interactive ways to play with bells and colored scarves that build school readiness skills at the same time as having fun. See how parents can talk, sing, read, write and play using the free Felt Board- Mother Goose on the Loose app.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Historical Fiction Graphic Novel Panel Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

The session features some of the genre's most acclaimed storytellers including Chris Schweizer, Gene Luen Yang, Tony Cliff and Nathan Hale. They discuss the making of graphic novels taking place in specific historical eras, the creative and logistical challenges that those books present to the authors who write and draw them, and how those books can be used to give readers a greater understanding of history and the cultures depicted.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 29 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Joshua Hale Fialkov: The Bunker Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

As a Harvey, Eisner, and Emmy Award nominated writer of graphic novels, animation, video games, film and television, some of his works include "Elk's Run", "The Life After", and "Afro Samurai". He will focus this discussion on "The Bunker", and though they've been warned against making the wrong choices...How do they know what the right ones are?

Sponsored by Oni Press

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Celebrating 10 Years of Graphix! Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Graphic novel creators Jennifer Holm (Sunny Side Up), Craig Thompson (Space Dumplins), Raina Telegemeier (Smile, Sisters, Baby-sitters Club Graphix) and Dave Roman (Goosebumps Graphix) will take the stage to discuss their books, their art, and the 10th anniversary of the Scholastic Graphix imprint.

Sponsored by Scholastic

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Wearing Many Hats - The Roles We Play In Telling Stories Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

How is making a picture book different from making a graphic novel? And how is making a graphic novel different from making a young adult novel? Join Lark Pien and Jenni Holm in the discussion on authorship, audiences, and exploration of genres and formats in storytelling.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 29 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Nick Dragotta and Dr. Saul Griffith Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

HOWTOONS uses comics to show kids how to make projects that teach essential STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) concepts, all through play! Join creators Dr. Saul Griffith and artist Nick Dragotta as they talk about their experiences of using comics in the library and learn more about the award-winning book that teaches kids how to make things using everyday household goods, like origami robots, marshmallow shooters, stomp rockets, zoetropes, and more. Where science and art go hand-in-hand!

Sponsored by Image Comics

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)