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Friday, June 28 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:00pm
Meet the Authors: Dave Roman (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2100
Description :

Astronaut Academy: Re-entry

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 28 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 6:45pm
Graphic Novel Stage - Comics Quickfire! Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

A fast-paced game show where volunteers are paired off with (or against) professional cartoonists in a series of fun-filled drawing challenges! Audience members will provide suggestions and add to the creation of totally improvised epic drawings! Featuring Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), Braden Lamb(Adenture Time), Matt Phelan (Storm in the Barn), John Green (Teen Boat!), Raina Telgemeier (Drama), Anne Drozd (Dino Love), Darren J. Gendron (Hello With Cheese) & more!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 28 - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 10:00pm
ALAplay 2013 Social event Sheraton Chicago
Sheraton Ballroom 1 & 2
Description :

ALAplay is a free, open evening of gaming, graphic novels and cosplay brought to you by the Games and Gaming Round Table and the Graphic Novels Members Interest Group. Get your Lovecraft on this year with games, giveaways and costumes. This year we will have demos and scheduled sessions including: a Cthulhu themed campaign; Paizo Publishing showcasing their games, including the upcoming Pathfinder Adventure Card Game; 3-D printing demonstrations and a preview of Brian Mayer's upcoming cooperative game Freedom: The Underground Railroad. So grab your tentacles, come on down and let's go MAD!

Saturday, June 29 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Graphic Novel Stage - Spotlight on Gene Yang Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

Gene Yang, author of the Printz Award-Winning graphic novel American Born Chinese, discusses his latest work -- the graphic novel Boxers & Saints, his first solo author/illustrator graphic novel since ABC. Boxers & Saints tells the story of China's Boxer Rebellion, from two sides of the conflict. In this spotlight, Gene Yang discusses his inspiration for this book and his creative process.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Graphic Novel Stage - Why do you make graphic novels (and how can I do it too)? Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

Matt Kindt will use his own work to illustrate the power of the graphic novel as a medium. He will show you how beautiful, strong, heartbreaking, and funny comic books can be and the secret powers that comic books and sequential art have that no other story-telling medium has. Using his own work he will not only show the strengths of his chosen medium but also explain and illustrate the creative process, from the conception of the idea, to writing, to drawing, painting, and finally designing the final book.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Khaled Hosseini Author Event, Speaker series McCormick Place Convention Center
S100a
Description :

Everyone will be reading, recommending, and talking this season about Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed, his first new novel in more than six years. Take this outstanding chance to hear one of the world’s most widely read and beloved novelists, so you can go back and share insights with patrons, students, and book clubs. The Afghan-born novelist and physician is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, with more than 38 million copies sold in more than 70 countries.

And the Mountains Echoed (May 2013, Riverhead Books) is about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations, exploring the many ways families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

Hosseini is sure to inspire interest in more than his books. He is a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

Sponsored by Penguin

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Graphic Novel Stage - District Comics: The Unconventional History of Washington, DC Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

From a rustic post-Revolutionary War settlement hugging the swampy banks of the the Potomac to today's politically charged metropolis, Washington, DC has been the backdrop for some of the nation's most important history. But there's way more to the capital than just stone monuments and political hustle and bustle.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jeffrey Brown (Top Shelf Productions) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2646
Description :

A MATTER OF LIFE: From the author of the NYT Bestseller "Darth Vader and Son"!
Jeffrey Brown, the acclaimed master of small-scale emotional memoir (CLUMSY, UNLIKELY), returns to autobiography with his most ambitious book to date: a full-color meditation on fatherhood and faith.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Graphic Novel Stage - Comic books and civil rights history: "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story" Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

In 1957, a group called the Fellowship of Reconciliation published a one-shot comic book titled MARTIN LUTHER KING AND THE MONTGOMERY STORY, drawing on the work of King and Gandhi to explain the philosophy of nonviolent direct action. Passed from hand to hand in colleges and churches, this comic ignited the minds of young people all across the South, sowing the seeds for the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Since then, its message has continued to spread, translated into multiple languages, even as far as the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Join scholar Andrew Aydin (coauthor of Congressman John Lewis' upcoming graphic memoir MARCH) for a discussion of how visual literature can be a powerful force for social & political change.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Graphic Novel Stage - Saturday Supercast: TV to comics & back again! Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

Comics based on animated TV shows are more popular than ever! And many comic creators take inspiration from classic shows when creating their own original works. Join in on a live recording of the pop-culture podcast, Saturday Supercast with Gene Yang (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (Adventure Time), John Green (Phineas & Ferb), Dave Roman (SpongeBob), Jerzy Drozd (Sugary Serials) & more!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: John Lewis & Nate Powell (Top Shelf Productions) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2646
Description :

March (Book One): The first graphic novel from a sitting member of Congress, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, and American icon. John Lewis rose from humble beginnings to become a national leader of the civil rights movement. This is his story, from an Alabama farm to the March on Washington and beyond, co-written by Andrew Aydin and brought to astonishing life by Nate Powell in a graphic novel trilogy.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 5:30pm
Great Graphic Novels for Teens Other Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 4F
Description :

This is a committee meeting of YALSA's 2014 Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee. Visitors welcome!

Saturday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Graphic Novel Stage - Raven Girl: Audrey Niffenegger on Her New Illustrated Novella Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

Audrey Niffenegger, internationally best selling author of The Time Traveler's Wife, discusses her forthcoming illustrated novella, Raven Girl. Niffenegger's third illustrated novel is a dark modern fairy tail about an extraordinary raven girl trapped in a human body. The raven girl feels imprisoned by her arms and legs and covets wings and the ability to fly. She reluctantly grows into a young woman, until one day she meets an unorthodox doctor who is willing to change her. Complete with Audrey Niffenegger's bewitching etchings, Raven Girl explores the bounds of transformation and possibility. Niffenegger will discuss her new book and the creative journey that led her to create Raven Girl, including the book's connection with a new ballet of the same name, debuting at the Royal Ballet in London in spring of 2013.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Get Graphic in the Library: Celebrate timeless superheroes and villains of Graphic Novels and the art of ensuring their timelessness throughout the ages. Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103bc
Description :

A panel discussion between librarians and graphic novel creators discuss the writing and drawing of timeless characters focusing on the importance of making these characters relevant to modern readers while still respecting what came before.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Graphic Novel Stage - To Astronaut Academy and beyond! Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

Author Dave Roman reads from his latest graphic novel Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry and discusses how his love of comic strips, manga and videogames inspire his work. He’ll also share how he went from doodling as a kid to being a full-time cartoonist who gets to visit schools and libraries, encouraging kids to make their own comics and out-of-this-world stories.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2231
Description :

DARTH VADER & SON and VADER'S LITTLE PRINCESS: In these hilarious and sweet comic reimaginings, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated and #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling artist Jeffrey Brown’s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars® moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Auditorium Speaker Series featuring John Lewis Author Event, Speaker series McCormick Place Convention Center
S100a
Description :

Congressman John Lewis is eager to reach a new generation of Americans with the story of his legendary role as one of the so-called “Big Six” leaders in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement who, despite more than 40 arrests, physical attacks and serious injuries, remains a devoted advocate of the philosophy of nonviolence. He believes that the nonfiction comic book format of his autobiographical three-volume project March will effectively engage readers with the story of the Movement and help document the extreme violence faced by himself and other Civil Rights activists. Attending this session will help you discover why he chose the comic book format, how the project grew to three volumes, and offer you insights into March, books you’ll likely be recommending and building programs around. Lewis will be joined by co-author Andrew Aydin and comic book artist Nate Powell for the second half of the program to discuss their collaboration on March.

Lewis consistently challenged the injustice of Jim Crow segregation and was a key leader and organizer, involved in many important and often violent protest marches. Among many other courageous acts, he helped organize sit-ins at segregated lunch counters, participated in the Freedom Rides, was at the age of 23 an architect of and a keynote speaker at the 1963 March on Washington, led a group of marchers across the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, Alabama on “Bloody Sunday” in 1965, and was instrumental in voter registration programs which faced dangerously hostile opposition.

As Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District Representative since 1987, he has continued to fight for social justice. He previously held other high-level positions, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. His 1999 memoir Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement won numerous honors, including the Robert F. Kennedy, Lillian Smith, and Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. His most recent book, Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change, has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award.

Andrew Aydin currently serves in Rep. John Lewis’ Washington, D.C. office handling Telecommunications and Technology policy as well as New Media. Nate Powell is a New York Times best-selling comic book artist/writer who began self-publishing at age 14. His work includes the critically acclaimed Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole (winner of the Eisner Award and Ignatz Award, finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), The Year of the Beasts, The Silence of Our Friends, and Sounds of Your Name. He contributed to the fundraising fiction anthology What You Wish For: A Book For Darfur with some of the world’s foremost writers of YA fiction, is currently drawing the graphic novel adaptation of Rick Riordan’s #1 international bestseller Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero, and is working on his own forthcoming graphic novel Cover, and assembling the short story collection You Don’t Say.

Sponsored by Top Shelf Comix

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
DUPLICATE: Graphic Novel Stage - ComicsPlus: Library Edition - Digital Graphic Novels in Your Library Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

Please add http://ala13.ala.org/node/13018 to your schedule instead of this one.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 10:00am
Graphic Novel Stage - ComicsPlus: Library Edition - Digital Graphic Novels in Your Library Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

Join Josh Elder and John Shableski of iVerse Media (along with special surprise guests) as they present ComicsPlus: Library Edition, a game-changing charge-per-checkout service that puts over 7,000 comic and graphic novel titles from publishers like Viz, Archie, Andrews-McMeel and Papercutz in YOUR library with no upfront costs!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Book Buzz Theater featuring Macmillan/ Bloomsbury Author Event, Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
S104b
Description :

Hear about Fall releases from Macmillan Children's and Bloomsbury and Walker Books for Young Readers including a new series from Walker's NYT bestselling author Simone Elkeles and a charming new middle grade series from Bloomsbury. MacKids will introduce the sequel to Dead End in Norvelt and a graphic novel from Printz-award winning author Gene Luen Yang.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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