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Format: 08/18/2017 - 6pm
Format: 08/18/2017 - 6pm
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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)

Sunday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Inititive Group Meeting Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N136
Description :

Business meeting of the MIG. Agenda will include report of recent activities, report on resource building project, the future of the MIG

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Graphic Novel Stage - The Zine Pavilion Presents: Chicago Self-Publishers! Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

Graphic Novel Stage - In conjunction with the Zine Pavilion, local Chicago zinesters and self-publishers will be presenting material from their self produced mini-comics and zines.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Busting the Comics Code: Comics, Censorship, & Librarians Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N231
Description :

Just as comics were once considered a plague that converted good kids
into unrepentant juvenile delinquents, librarians have not always been
on the side of comics as valued and quality reading. Thankfully, in
recent decades librarians have becomes champions of comics as
literature and fight the good fight against challenges to comics in
libraries. Hear Carol Tilley, the dedicated researcher who's
investigations revealed the misinformation perpetrated by the
(in)famous anti-comics child psychologist Frederick Wertham in the
1950s, report on checkered history of comics, libraries, censorship,
and the teens who spoke out eloquently in defense of their favorite
medium. From there, creators, librarians, and a representative from
the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund will talk about recent issues
concerning comics, library collections, and challenges, and how we all
work together to keep comics for all ages on our library shelves.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Let's talk comics: A roundtable discussion Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N128
Description :

It's a wild free for all with comics creators, librarians, and
everyone keen to understand how to create engaging graphic novels and
comics in today's diverse industry. Join comics professionals and
your fellow librarians for a roundtable discussion on everything from
growing up with comics, writing for different age audiences,
everyone's toughest jobs, ideal workspaces, most tempting work
distractions, valued critics, and favorite go-to sources of
inspiration. Creators will quiz each other, and with the guidance of
moderator librarian Mike Pawuk members of the audience will get their
chance to talk comics with this stellar line up.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, July 1 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Graphic Novel Stage - We Want YOU for Reading With Pictures! Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

Reading With Pictures, the nation's premier non-profit organization devoted to comics and visual literacy, is growing in a big way! RWP founder Josh Elder will be on hand to discuss some of the major new initiatives and resources that RWP has unveiled over the last year while Prof. Carol Tilley, Kat Kan of Brodart Company and literacy expert Karen Gavigan will be on hand to discuss the role comics play in the new Common Core Standards and how Reading With Pictures can help you make the most of them in your libraries and classrooms!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)