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Friday, June 26 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 4:00pm
GraphiCon Discussion Forum: Diversity in Comics Forum/Update/Assembly Moscone Convention Center
3010 (W)
Description :

#weneeddiversebooks is the hashtag of the moment, and #weneeddiversecomics is included in that call. This discussion forum will bring together a wide range of creators to take stock of where we stand: how diverse comics are now, where there are gaps, and where we'd all like to see comics go from here. Join us for a series of panels with creators, editors, and librarians to discuss the ins and outs of increasing diversity within the format.

The afternoon will be hosted by two Masters of Ceremony from We Need Diverse Books, Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung.

Each panel will examine different aspects of diversity in the comics community. We will start with a wide view of the industry, then narrow our focus with two panel discussions of gender and queer representation in comics.

His, Hers, and Theirs: Gender and Comics
In the past few years, critical and frequently heated discussions about women and comics have highlighted a range of issues around gender for comics creators and readers. Industry folks and fans alike are debating how genders are portrayed, the visibility of different gender identities, and the lack of representation. Join creators Tony Cliff (Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant), Tania Del Rio i (Diary of a Girl Next Door: Betty, Husbands, My Poorly Drawn Life), Brenden Fletcher (Batgirl, Gotham Academy), Jennifer L. Holm (Babymouse, Sunny Side Up), and Trina Robbins (From Girls to Girlz, Pretty in Ink) to take a look at all of the intersections between gender and comics.

Out of the Closet and Into the Library: Queer Comics are Here
Queer characters and storylines have had a turbulent history in comics, but that's changing as new voices are using the format in pioneering ways. Join moderator Juliette Capra, a comic book fan, retailer and Valkyrie along with creators Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf, Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Lumberjanes), Alex Woolfson (The Young Protectors, Artifice) and Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, Skim) for this fun and informative panel with an assortment of comic book creators who speak to queer representations in current comics for a variety of audiences and ages.

#WeNeedDiverseComics
Our first panel will be a wide-ranging discussion of diversity in comics: where we are now and where we need to go from here. Have shifts in the industry and audience led to new opportunities for characters and creators? How is the industry changing to meet the demand for increased diversity within the format? Our panelists work on both mainstream and independent projects. Moderator David Brothers will lead the discussion with Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy), Karl Kerschl (Gotham Academy), Gene Yang (The Shadow Hero, American Born Chinese), Ethan Young (Nanjing) and Jeremy Whitley (Princeless).

Schedule of events
12-12:15 Introduction to the afternoon
12:15-1:15pm Gender Panel
1:15-1:30pm Break
1:30-2:30pm Out of the Closet and Into the Library
2:30pm-2:45pm Break
2:45-3:45pm #WeNeedDiverseComics
3:45-4:00pm Wrap Up

Presented by the Graphic Novels & Comics Member Initiative Group; Special thanks to Viz Media for sponsoring the AV equipment for the Discussion Forum.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Kids Comics Have Arrived Program Moscone Convention Center
232-234 (S)
Description :

An all-star panel of kids comics creators discuss ways to get children excited about reading, encourage creativity, and cultivate a love of literature using great graphic novels and comics. Panelists include Jennifer Holm (Babymouse), Cece Bell (El Deafo), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space), and others. Moderated by Scott Robins, Children’s Services Specialist for the Toronto Public Library. Q&A to follow.

Presented by the Graphic Novels & Comics Member Initiative Group

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 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Best/Worst Comics and Manga for Kids Program Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 2
Description :

Join us as an opinionated group of comics bloggers, retailers, and librarians rant and rave about the best new comics and manga for kids that debuted in the past year, the continuing series most worth reading, the most anticipated upcoming releases, and of course, the worst books that you'd best avoid. Panelists include Deb Aoki (MangaComicsManga), Juliette Capra (Fantastic Comics), and Dave Roman (Goosebumps, Kids' Comics Revolution podcast). Moderator: Eva Volin (Alameda Free Library)

Presented by the Graphic Novels & Comics Member Initiative Group

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Young Gotham: How to Introduce Readers to Gotham’s Newest Detectives Program Moscone Convention Center
121 (N)
Description :

With the super hero genre at an all-time high, young, new readers have found a deep love of some of our most iconic characters. From movies to video games to television, a new generation has discovered the vast library of DC Entertainment’s stories. And now with the diversified launch of bat-books, that new readership can enjoy titles that introduce a younger side of Gotham in BATGIRL, GOTHAM ACADEMY, and GRAYSON. Discover a new side of Gotham that is both familiar and fresh as the creative teams behind the books share their behind-the-scenes look into Young Gotham. Here you will find that while Batman will always be Batman, there is a bat-book and a Gotham for readers of all types and ages.

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)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Beyond Tintin: Collecting European Comics in the U.S. Program Moscone Convention Center
3004 (W)
Description :

What are the major trends in European comics? What tools exist to help us build an international collection encompassing the various formats—graphic novels, minicomics, webcomics? More and more, libraries seek to support the growing interest comics are receiving from scholars. Our panel of two distinguished professors, a writer/editor of graphic novels, and a curator of a major comics library survey the European comics scene, offering practical suggestions about collecting in this burgeoning field. This is a joint program sponsored by SEES and WESS. This program is sponsored in name only by ACRL LES and the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Interest Group.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Celebrating Graphic Novels: Graphix and Beyond! Author Event, Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 05
Description :

Graphic novels and the comic format have become increasingly popular, with both kids and adults. Join renowned authors and artists Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), Craig Thompson (Space Dumplins), Jennifer Holm (Sunny Side Up), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space) and Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants) to learn more about how graphic novels support literacy, learning, and a love of reading.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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
Adventures in the Archives Program Moscone Convention Center
3004 (W)
Description :

The Bay Area is a focal point for the non-traditional in American Culture, including non-traditional repositories of materials that lie outside the realms of books and manuscripts. Join moderator Jessica Smith, collections manager at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, as she discusses collecting, preserving, and providing access to materials documenting creative work in the fields of cartooning, motion picture production, and more with Andrew Farago from the Cartoon Art Museum, Corry Kanzenberg from theCharles M. Schulz Museum, Juliet Roth and Christine Freeman from Pixar Studios, and Miki Bulos from theLucas Research Library at Skywalker Ranch.

Presented by the Graphic Novels & Comics Member Initiative Group

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Multimodal Literacy and Comics Program Moscone Convention Center
131 (N)
Description :

We live in a world where the ideas around "literacy" are continually shifting due to the constructions of various modes of communication and the transfer of information. These multimodal messages have been affecting and socializing our culture for many years but, there has been as severe dearth of proper training in reading these images.

The medium of comics has been gaining a great deal of ground regarding the introduction of reading and writing skills in terms of being a "gateway" to "real" literacy. However, studies have shown that sequential art and comics are a totally different and hybridized mechanism for the transferal of narrative. Also, this unique and misunderstood medium is a perfect method of actively teaching notions of multimodal learning and comprehension of literacy in the early development of our youngest citizens.

Comics and illustrated stories create a very powerful portal into our students' understanding how images affect them, how to interpret them, and how toutilize visual communication for their own personal empowerment and expression.

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 - 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)

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