Graphic Novels & Comic Books Community
Planning on being on the scene at C2E2? Will you be wearing your “librarian-hat?” Are you willing to lend a hand ?
Great news! We have ideas taking shape for a re-imagining of the ALA Booth on the show floor!
We would really like to make the ALA booth more representative of what Libraries (and librarians) are all about! Taking the modern library as a design starting point we’re hoping to incorporate things like a reference desk, readers advisory service, craft “programs” and even a storytime. What we are looking for are ideas and volunteers who are willing to act on those ideas! Here are some thoughts we have come up for the booth. (FYI – we will NOT have power in the booth! )
Opportunity to sign the “Declaration for the Right to Libraries,”
For more information regarding the “Declaration for the Right to Libraries,” or for information on how to participate, please visit http://tinyurl.com/alalibrarydeclaration.
Story times (in the lobby or foodcourt?)
Make magazine stuff
LED, batteries, conductive thread,
Anyone have stuff/time/ideas to contribute to this?
Free books to give away (contests?)
Readers’ Advisory / Reference
Hot spot “staff” to be able to access internet. (need to test to make sure this will work on the floor)
Library box (with a sign)
People signed up to actually provide the service?
Some simple handout with room for us to write RA suggestions that also promotes libraries?
Sign on a stick
Cocktail table to run “events”
Arm bands – price on armbands? How to identify Librarians?
Your friendly neighborhood Staff Liaison!
Hi, All -
I'm going to put this out on the list-serv as well. Anyone want to volunteer to coordinate anything at NYCC 2013?
I'm not able to go so I won't be onsite and we don't have the budget to support a booth this year. We will have some panels (we're waiting to see which ones get picked) and I was wondering if the group thought we should have some sort of other things (guerrilla librarianship?) happening at the show as conversation starters about libraries and librarians. Random Acts of Reference? Roaming Reference? The Epic Librarian Photo?
I need people that are able to brainstorm, plan, recruit, and organize these projects onsite.
Respond on-list or email me directly (email@example.com )
(Your Staff Liaison)
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!
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.
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.
ALA Annual is just around the corner and another ALAPlay is going down! Come and join us for a free evening of open gaming and cos-play with a Lovecraftian twist on Friday, June 28th at the Sheraton Ballrooms 1&2 from 7:30 until 10pm. We have some great events planned, giveaways and lots of gaming fun.
We have Paizo Publishing showcasing their Pathfinder system, their new Pathfinder Card Game which debuts at GenCon and Kill Dr. Lucky as well.
Jeff Ginger will be showing off and doing demos of 3D printing
Scott Nicholson is going to do face painting.
Matthew Murray is going to run a Cthulhu Campaign.
Brian Mayer will be demoing his upcoming historical co-op Freedom: The Underground Railroad
And there will be more!
So come and dress up! Come and Game! Come and get Painted! Come and have fun!
Jenny reached out to me, asking if I could put together some promotional piece to post on Connect for this year's ALAPlay. I was wondering if there were any thoughts at this point for some GN/Cos related events for the evening. I know we still have some time before annual and we can always add things as they come up, but I wanted to be sure to reach out and include as much as I can for the initial posting.
As noted, we are moving forward with a Lovecraft theme for the evening. For those interested, I have attached the final promo piece that will be in the program as well.
Who is coming to C2E2? This is my official call for volunteers. I’m looking for folks to be roaming Little Free Libraries. This will involve wearing a small Little Free Library on your back (a few books, a Library Box, bookmarks, etc), a hat with a sign marking you as a library, and you should feel free to do random roaming reference and readers advisory.
How awesome does that sound!?
Shout out on the list if you’d like to volunteer and I’ll be sending emails soon. J