Imagineering Interest Group

Imagineering IG Meeting, ALA Annual 2013

  • 1.  Imagineering IG Meeting, ALA Annual 2013

    Posted Jul 08, 2013 07:31 AM

    Imagineering IG Meeting, ALA Annual 2013


    “Science Fiction: The Factual and the Counterfactual”

    There were roughly 250 attendees for the program on Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 1:00pm-2:30pm. There were six author presentations and an introduction by Co-Chair, Cara Kinsey:

    • Brandon Sanderson

    • Cory Doctorow

    • David Brin

    • Elizabeth Bear

    • John Scalzi

    • Timothy Zahn


    • We had 14 attendees at the meeting.

    • Bree Kirsch gave a brief introduction and Cara Kinsey provided a history of the Imagineering Interest Group.

    • We talked about the program.

    • The group’s future endeavors were discussed along with the idea of creating a blog focused on science fiction and fantasy, particularly on reader's advisory since this request has come up multiple times in the past. 

    • Frank Skornia offered to host and create a blog for the group.

    • The idea of offering a webinar or two through LITA about reader's advisory topics was brought up and Helen and Bree will try to follow up on this.

    • Then we had an open discussion for the rest of the meeting time about science fiction and fantasy.

  • 2.  RE: Imagineering IG Meeting, ALA Annual 2013

    Posted Jul 09, 2013 01:37 PM

    As the new Board liaison to LITA's Education committee, I think offering a webinar is a great idea, and I'm looking forward to that follow up :)