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ALAAC15: All the Comics Programming!

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WOW! San Francisco is one of the epicenters of comics culture in the U. S., and the American Library Association is tapping into that local energy with an amazing variety of panels, workshops, and celebrations!

What are the highlights?

Well, first, there’s a “pre-conference” gathering on Friday afternoon, which I’ve already covered in a previous post!

Then there’s the Graphic Novel/Gaming stage, right next to Artists Alley, right there on the exhibits floor! Yes! Your favorite illustrators and cartoonists will be attending!  (I’ll have another post showcasing all of those amazing people! For sheer quality, it really is one of the best comics shows in the country!)

Another important event is the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries Announcement at 2 PM on Saturday. The Eisner Foundation awards two grants: one to a library just starting to develop a graphic novel collection; one to an established library to better develop the collection and community outreach. There will be a hotel reception later that evening. (Bar-Con!)

What’s not on this list are the various award functions.  Each year, the American Library Association announces their Youth Media Awards at the mid-winter conference in January. This year, there were numerous graphic novel winners! Newbery, Caldecott, Batchelder…  Those are quite popular events, and require separate tickets.

Click on the links below to go to the event page, or for information about where the event is located. ALA conferences host a lot of meetings and events, and like San Diego, you might need to walk a few blocks to another hotel! If it’s on Sunday, during the Pride Parade, well… add extra time.


FRIDAY, JUNE 26 – 12:00PM

12:00pm4:00pm
GraphiCon Discussion Forum: Diversity in Comics
Moscone Convention Center 3010 (W)

FRIDAY, JUNE 26 – 7:30PM

7:30pm10:00pm
ALAplay 2015
Marriott Marquis San Francisco Yerba Buena Salon 07


SATURDAY, JUNE 27 – 8:30AM

8:30am10:00am
Kids Comics Have Arrived
Moscone Convention Center 232-234 (S)

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 – 9:00AM

9:00am10:00am
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – Paizo: Pathfinder Organized Play in Your Library
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 – 10:00AM

10:00am11:00am
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – Mark Siegel: The History and Growth of First Second Books
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 – 10:30AM

10:30am11:30am
Best/Worst Comics and Manga for Kids
Hilton San Francisco Union Square Golden Gate 2
10:30am11:30am
Young Gotham: How to Introduce Readers to Gotham’s Newest Detectives
Moscone Convention Center 121 (N)

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 – 11:00AM

11:00am12:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – Academy of Games
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 – 12:00PM

12:00pm1:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – Derf Backderf
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 – 1:00PM

1:00pm2:00pm Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – Zine and Not Heard!
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
1:00pm2:30pm
Beyond Tintin: Collecting European Comics in the U.S.
Moscone Convention Center 3004 (W)
1:00pm2:30pm
Celebrating Graphic Novels: Graphix and Beyond!
Marriott Marquis San Francisco Yerba Buena Salon 05
1:00pm2:30pm
Welcome to Night Vale and Libraries—The Role of Librarians in the Podcast and Forthcoming Novel
Moscone Convention Center 3011 (W)

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 – 2:00PM

2:00pm3:00pm
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
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 – 3:00PM

3:00pm4:00pm
Adventures in the Archives
Moscone Convention Center 3004 (W)
3:00pm4:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – Award Winning Authors: Their Books, Process, and the Future
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 – 4:00PM

4:00pm5:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – Daniel Corey: “Moriarty” The experience of creating, the image, and self branding
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage


SUNDAY, JUNE 28 – 9:00AM

9:00am10:00am
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – Chris Harris: Teaching Through Games: A Play-Based Approach to Learning in Libraries of All Types
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

SUNDAY, JUNE 28 – 10:00AM

10:00am11:00am
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – Christos Gage: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

SUNDAY, JUNE 28 – 10:30AM

10:30am11:30am
From Podcast to Panels: Taking The Thrilling Adventure Hour to Graphic Novels!
Moscone Convention Center 3010 (W)

SUNDAY, JUNE 28 – 10:30AM

10:30am11:30am
Multimodal Literacy and Comics
Moscone Convention Center 131 (N)

SUNDAY, JUNE 28 – 11:00AM

11:00am12:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – Westport Libraries Robotics: How Robotics Interact with People
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

SUNDAY, JUNE 28 – 12:00PM

12:00pm1:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – CBLDF: Protecting Comics: Authors & Experts On Fighting Graphic Novel Challenges
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

SUNDAY, JUNE 28 – 1:00PM

1:00pm2:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – DC Entertainment- Inside the Page: Bat-Universe
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

SUNDAY, JUNE 28 – 2:00PM

2:00pm3:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen: Using Musical Activities to Build Early Literacy Skills
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

SUNDAY, JUNE 28 – 3:00PM

3:00pm4:00pm Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – Historical Fiction Graphic Novel Panel
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage


 MONDAY, JUNE 29 – 9:00AM

9:00am10:00am
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – Joshua Hale Fialkov: The Bunker
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

MONDAY, JUNE 29 – 10:00AM

10:00am11:00am
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – Celebrating 10 Years of Graphix!
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

MONDAY, JUNE 29 – 11:00AM

11:00am12:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – Lark Pien
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

MONDAY, JUNE 29 – 12:00PM

12:00pm12:30pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage – Nick Dragotta and Dr. Saul Griffith
Moscone Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage


 

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