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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)

Friday, June 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Time for Storytime! Author Event Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 1
Description :

Get ready to move, dance, sing, and play! Three respected chidren's storytime authorities, Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Linda Ernst, and Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting, will share examples from their popular storytime books, offer tips and advice, and take your questions. You'll learn about early literacy and have a great time!

Interests :
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)
8:30am - 11:30am
2016 Wilder Award Committee Meeting I (ALSC) [Closed] Committee meeting, Other Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 8
Description :

The 2016 Wilder Committee will be preparing to evaluate and consider candidates for the 2016 award.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:30am - 12:00pm
Notable Books Council [Closed] Other Hotel Nikko
Lincoln Boardroom
Description :

The committee meets to compile an annual list of Notable Books for use by the general reader and librarians who work with adult readers.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
2016 Notable Children's Books Committee Meeting I- Procedural (ALSC) Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
3022 (W)
Description :

The Notable Children's Book Committee will be preparing to evaluate books published in 2015 for the 2016 Notable Children's Books list.

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
Coretta Scott King Book Awards General Committee Meeting Committee meeting Grand Hyatt San Francisco
Union Square
Description :

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee will meet.

10:30am - 11:30am
Library Innovation in Action Author Event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 04
Description :

The communities and users that libraries serve are always changing; true innovation helps libraries adapt to meet their needs and aspirations both now and in the future. Join library leaders and thinkers Ben Bizzle, John J. Huber, Anthony Molaro, Steven V. Potter, and Leah L. White as they present concrete examples of innovation in action that can be applied at your institution.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Zombies, and Vampires, and Spooks – Oh My! Author Event Moscone Convention Center
125 (N)
Description :

Amy Lukavics, Catherine Linka, Stephanie Kuehn, and Mira Grant will will discuss their books and will sign copies following the program. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert. Learn more about the authors on the United for Libraries website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/authorevents/zombies.

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Diversity Dynamism: Mixing Resources and Making Connections Author Event, Program Moscone Convention Center
2000 (W)
Description :

This program weaves together the perspective of scholars, authors, and practitioners in examining how “young people learn best when that learning is connected to their passions, desires, and interests.” Professors Sylvia Vardell and Antero Garcia, librarian Marianne Follis, and authors Janet Wong, Margarita Engle, and Lesléa Newman, will discuss how diversity is the key—in literature, media, and programming and in embracing and exploring questions of cultural and sexual identity.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Unknown Knowns and Known Unknowns: How Speculative Fiction Gets Technological Innovation Right and Wrong Author Event, Program Moscone Convention Center
2005 (W)
Description :

Science Fiction often has a predictive value, yet often overlooks the small things. Join our great panel of Science Fiction and Fantasy authors, Vernor Vinge, Greg Bear, John Scalzi, Marie Brennan and Larry Correia as they discuss their work and how it connects with technological opportunities and developments that were missed, never invented, and those that came about in ways unimagined. The panel will consider the role speculative fiction plays in fostering innovation and bringing about new ideas.

1:00pm - 4:00pm
2016 Notable Children's Books Committee Meeting II (ALSC) Other Moscone Convention Center
3022 (W)
Description :

The Notable Children's Book Committee will be preparing to evaluate books published in 2015 for the 2016 Notable Children's Books list.

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
Rightsizing Your Library: From Weeding to Services Author Event Moscone Convention Center
232-234 (S)
Description :

Is your institution’s library bursting at the seams with books that have not been touched for decades, microfilm that nobody uses, and print journals that have been superseded by electronic access? And are you ready to take a clear-sighted look at your library's services and let go of obsolete or less useful programs? Join our expert panel of authors as they discuss how to rightsize your library. Suzanne M. Ward, Mary Evangeliste, and Katherine Furlong will offer sage advice while also answering your questions.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
RMRT Author Event Program Moscone Convention Center
3010 (W)
Description :

Marie J. Albertson, author of "Old Librarians Never Die They Jump Out of Airplanes: Adventuring Through the Senior Years in Indiana", will discuss her many varied experiences since retiring from the Indiana State Library.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
USBBY/Author Program Program Moscone Convention Center
228-230 (S)
Description :

USBBY presents international children's books author-illustrators Ingrid and Dieter Schubert in a author talk about their works, highlighting The Umbrella (a USBBY award book) and their newest collaboration, There is a Crocodile Under My Bed! Having collaborated on over 10 books, they will share about the process of creating their beautiful picture books. Take this opportunity to explore their international sensibility and approach to children’s book art.

Saturday, June 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 6:00pm
2016 Batchelder Award Committee Meeting I (ALSC) [Closed] Committee meeting InterContinental San Francisco
Montgomery
Description :

The 2016 Batchelder Committee will be preparing to evaluate and consider titles for the winner and honors (if any) of the 2016 award.

Interests :
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
4:30pm - 6:00pm
2017 Arbuthnot Committee Meeting [Closed] Committee meeting, Other Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Van Ness Room
Description :

The 2017 Arbuthnot committee will meet to discuss candidates for the 2017 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Beyond Genre Author Event Moscone Convention Center
125 (N)
Description :

A panel of authors who have stepped around, through, and outside of the box will discuss their wonderfully offbeat subjects in this popular program. Authors include Michelle Tea, Robert Dawson, Clara Bensen, Shannon Kopp, January LaVoy, and Marc Thompson. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert. Learn more about these authors on the United for Libraries website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/authorevents/beyondg....

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