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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 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Welcome to Night Vale and Libraries—The Role of Librarians in the Podcast and Forthcoming Novel Program Moscone Convention Center
3011 (W)
Description :

Librarians play a unique role in the wildly popular comedic podcast, Welcome to Night Vale, a fictional community radio show that “belongs to a particular strain of American gothic that encompasses The Twilight Zone, Stephen King and Twin Peaks, with a bit of Tremors thrown in” (The Guardian). Located somewhere in the Great American Southwest, Night Vale is a fictional desert town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace. But the most fearsome creatures of all are librarians—malevolent beings who are not to be trusted and are believed responsible for the establishment’s high fatality rate—“well above the national average for libraries.” A faceless spectre is rumored to roam the Night Vale Public Library’s Biography section (which contains only 33 copies of the official biography of Helen Hunt). “Remember,” warns Cecil Baldwin, host of Welcome to Night Vale, “if confronted by a librarian while looking for a book to check out, do not attempt to escape by climbing a tree. There are no trees in the library. And the precious moments it will take you to look around and realize this will allow the librarian to strike. Don’t become a statistic."
Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, co-creators of the podcast and authors of the forthcoming novel Welcome to Night Vale (Harper Perennial, October 2015) talk about why librarians play such a unique role in the Night Vale universe and how librarians can leverage the podcast’s enormous popularity among teens and young adults through community-building programming, listening parties, and book release events.
Moderating the panel is Robin Brenner, Reference and Teen Librarian at the Public Library of Brookline, MA, who regularly hosts Welcome to Night Vale listening parties at her library. Brenner is an active member of YALSA, and has served on multiple awards committees. She is the editor-in-chief of the graphic novel review website, No Flying No Tights.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Popular Cultures Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite I
Description :

Popular Cultures Discussion Group The ACRL Popular Culture in Libraries Discussion Group is devoted to the general discussion of popular culture materials and all types of libraries. Although the discussion group is housed in ACRL, discussion and membership is open to all types of libraries.

Sunday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
From Podcast to Panels: Taking The Thrilling Adventure Hour to Graphic Novels! Program Moscone Convention Center
3010 (W)
Description :

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker talk about the challenges, surprises, and successes in adapting their hit podcast The Thrilling Adventure Hour into two Image Comics series — the sci-fi western Sparks Nevada and the supernatural adventure Beyond Belief. What is it like to take radio plays into the dynamic, visual medium of comics? Find out in this conversation with the writers of some of the hottest podcast serials out there!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Graphic Novel Petting Zoo Program Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 301
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), Casey Gilly (Comic Book Resources), and Eva Volin (Alameda Free Library) will introduce you to many of the best comics released this year and allow you to flip through the books and see them for yourself.

Presented by the Graphic Novels & Comics Member Initiative Group

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)