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November 2nd, 2017 by Aiyonna White

by Aiyonna White, Contributor

Panels are an opportunity for fans to connect with their favorite creators. Los Angeles Comic Con took place on October 27-29 and offered dozens of panels for fans to attend when they were not walking the floor. The convention may have ended, but these panels left a lasting impression on me. Read more of this article »

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October 30th, 2017 by Aiyonna White

by Aiyonna White, Contributor

I interviewed exhibitors and artists with unique and interesting products at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con. These products range from art prints to comic books, to cosplay props. Take a look! Read more of this article »

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October 17th, 2017 by Cherry

I’m ready to party with the Black Eyed Peas & Friends at Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con where they are performing at the FREE LACC Halloween Cosplay concert with friends! It’s even more excited that they will be at the LACC all weekend with the Marvel graphic novel Masters Of the Sun mixes L.A. Gang culture, B-Boy-ism and Egyptology to tell the heroic tale of a Hip-Hop group from East L.A. who must battle an ancient, alien God sent to earth to continue a Black Curse–which turns drug dealers and gangsters into zombies! With a deep love of the Hip-Hop culture, Zulu-X and his crew go head-to-head with a nefarious ancient order that has infiltrated the inner cities to settle an ancient score. What happens next can only be described as the perfect blend of action, ancient wisdom and street-smarts all rolled into one epic adventure. Boasting one of the most eclectic ensemble cast of characters, Masters of the Sun delivers a powerful social allegory in the form of a new movement! Wear comfy shoes for a fun weekend at LACC and dancing every night!

FREE IN CONCERT: BLACK EYED PEAS & FRIENDS
LIVE ON STAGE AT L.A. COMIC CON!

Awesome photo of the Peas by Jarod Harris.

Let’s Get It Started! L.A.’s very own Black Eyed Peas joins L.A. Comic Con all weekend long to celebrate the launch of their new graphic novel, Marvel’s Masters Of The Sun – The Zombie Chronicles!
But we’re not stopping there!  Live and on stage, the Black Eyed Peaand a bunch of their rad friends headline the Saturday night
Halloween Cosplay Ball at Club Novo, to celebrate Masters of the Sun AND the upcoming star-studded Augmented Reality edition that literally jumps off the page! And it’s all FREE to 3-Day and Saturday Badge 
holders*, as the Black Eyed Peas’ way of saying Thank You to their hometown crowd!

Plus, fans that purchased the Marvel’s Master of the Sun UPGRADE will have VIP access.  But hurry – because there’s only A FEW LEFT!  Get yours HERE.

Get a hold of your 3-Day Badge – and come party with the Black Eyed Peas & Friends! This show is made possible by our friends at Cosmunity!

*Space is limited. Priority will be given to 3-Day Badge Holders, then SaturdayBadge Holders. Wristbands that grant access to the Cosplay Ball will be distributed Saturday afternoon; check StanLeesLAComicCon.com for more information closer to the show. Purchasers of the Marvel’s Master of the Sun upgrade will be given a VIP badge to the VIP lounge at Club Novo. Purchasers of the sold-out Ultimate VIP Upgrade automatically have access to the VIP lounge at Club Novo.

And Don’t Forget Our Friday Party:
CLUB COMIC CON presented by HOT TOPIC!

HALLOWEEN is on the horizon and it’s time to party! With a DJ set by a bonafide vampire, Jackson Rathbone from Twilight, who will be spinning some sick beats, this Halloween bash is the official after-party for Day 1 of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con! Hosted by Disney personality Leo Camacho and The Geek Gatsby, enjoy a rockin’ 90’s set by tribute band “Hit Me 90’s,” special guest performances, and beats by DJ Bubblewrappe, one of LA’s premier ladies on the decks.

You can snare your tix for Club Comic Con HERE.

 

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October 12th, 2017 by Cherry

Wow Stan Lee’s Comic Con is celebrating 7 years of fandom with three days full of geek fun! I’m not sure what has me more excited the Quantum Leap mini reunion, Dwayne Johnson talking about Jumanji, Pee-Wee Herman .. FREAKING Paul Reubens!!! Now they are trying to get me to run for some geek BLING!!! I’ve been trying to get my cosplay ready and now can I get fit enough for a 5K?? Halloween is going to be geek central DTLA celebrating with all my people’s at the Los Angeles Convention Center! Buy your badge and make sure you plan out your three days of fun! What panel and autograph is on your ‘must schedule’ list? Don’t forget Stan Lee is the godfather of comic books so check out the row of up and coming and established artists who are following in his footsteps!

 

Badges are available now at http://StanLeesLAComicCon.com

Paul Reubens – a.k.a. Pee-wee Herman –  is coming to StanLee’s L.A. Comic Con 2017!

Paul will be signing autographs and taking photo opportunities Saturday and Sunday!

You can purchase yourautograph opportunity directly at his booth, and you can secure your photograph with him HERE through Wolf Studio Photography!

Show Off Your Nerd Endurance

Are you a fitness geek? Then join our Halloween Weekend partner-in-creating-Downtown-traffic the Rock n’ Roll Marathon on Sunday morning!

In addition to the regular racing festivities, we’ve partnered for a special Super Hero Challenge: If you attend both events – L.A. Comic Con on Friday or Saturday, then run the 5K or half marathon on Sunday– you’ll earn this exclusive Super Hero Challenge medal!

Join the race today! Sign up here!

 

Quantum Tribute!

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con teams with Official Media Partner ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY to present A Quantum Leap Tribute featuring series star Scott Bakula and Creator-Producer Donald Bellisario.

The special tribute on Saturday, October 28th will offer fans a rare glimpse into the creation and production of Quantum Leap, the multiple Emmy Award and Golden Globe winning series which ran on NBC-TV for five seasons from 1989-1995.

You can participate in the Cosplay National Championship, too, by downloading Cosmunity, the official app of L.A. Comic Con! The app will help you plan your con, connect with other attendees, spotlight cosplayers, and vote for the Fan Favorite in the Cosplay National Championship AND Prop Making National Championship! Download the Cosmunity app here!
Drew Carey, Come on Down! You’re the next Comedy Legend at L.A. Comic Con!
Don’t miss comedian, actor and host of The Price is Right Drew Careyas we honor Mr. Carey as our 2017 L.A. Comic Con Comedy Legend!

Join us as we talk with Mr. Carey about his monumental 25-year career, during which he’s conquered sit-coms, game shows, stand up and improv; the impact he has had on the comedy and television world; and what’s next for this versatile and beloved performer.

Mr. Carey joins Louie Anderson and Howie Mandel as a member of the next generation of legendary performers who are shaping the comedy landscape, while also still at the top of their game.

 A Legend of Tomorrow, at L.A. Comic Con Today!

We are proud to welcome first time guest Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens, D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow) to L.A. Comic Con.

You can pre-purchase Maisie’s autograph right here or at the autograph booth, and you can pre-purchase your photo opp here!

Sabrina Explains It All!
America’s sweetheart Melissa Joan Hart will be bringing the cast of her long time hit TV show Sabrina, The Teenage Witch to L.A. Comic Con for a must-see cast reunion and signing (pre-order autographs here!) on Saturday, October 28th!

Melissa is bringing Beth Broderick (Aunt Zelda), Nate Richert (Harvey Kinkle), Nick Bakay (voice of Salem the Cat), Alimi Ballard (Quizmaster), and of course her roommates Morgan and Roxie – Clueless‘ Elisa Donovan and Punky Brewster herself Soleil Moon Frye.

Soleil will also be bringing her toy company, Seedling/MoonFrye, which will be vending all weekend long!

Katee Sackhoff DOES Kick Ass, And We’re Not Afraid To Say It!

On Saturday October 28th, Katee Sackhoff –acclaimed for her starring role as Lieutenant Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on SyFy’s Battlestar Galactica, and current The Flash baddie Blacksmith – leads a panel, curated and presented by ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, about take-no-prisoner actresses who have rightfully earned the title Women Who Kick Ass: Sci-Fi Edition

Cosplay, Cosplay, Cosplay

Queen of Cosplay Yaya Han makes her dramatic and inspiring return to L.A. Comic Con!

Yaya will meet with fans all weekend long in her booth, as well as serve as one of our prestigious judges for our Cosplay National Championship – where $20,000 in cash is up for grabs, and one lucky winner will not only go home with Glory, Glamour and Gold, but also a brand new BERNINA 530 sewing machine! The Bernina will be presented to the winner by Yaya herself, a Bernina Ambassador.

 

 

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October 12th, 2017 by Cherry

I’m not screaming you’re screaming that Dwayne Johnson aka THE ROCK is coming to the 2017 Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con thanks to Entertainment Weekly (Official Media Partner) on Saturday, October 28th!
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Dwayne is making a special appearance on Saturday only to discus his upcoming film ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ that will be released December 20th! Badges are available now at http://StanLeesLAComicCon.com for the 3-day pop culture con from October 27 – 29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.Image result for stan lee comic con

EW is the Official Media Partner and is collaborating with L.A. Comic Con to make the 7th Annual Convention Entertainment Weekly worthy with three days of programming from text, photos and real life! This year EW is also offering a one year subscription to badge holders for hollywood delivered to your doorstep!

JUMANJI: Welcome to the Jungle – In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever, to be played by others without break. Written by Sony Pictures

About Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con:

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is Los Angeles’ biggest and best large-scale, multi-media pop culture convention. Held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture. With a mission to provide celebrity, creator and talent access that is unequalled in comic conventions, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con features unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops that give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly interact with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry.  Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is a partnership of Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment, Cassandra Peterson, and Comikaze Entertainment, Inc.  Visit http://www.stanleeslacomiccon.com/.

 

ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY is your all-access pass to Hollywood’s most creative minds and most fascinating stars. The magazine was launched by Time Inc. in 1990 and is America’s leading consumer publication in the entertainment category, with a guaranteed circulation rate base of 1.5 million and a combined audience of almost 28 million loyal, engaged fans.  Each day, EW.com publishes a myriad of featured stories, news articles, TV-recaps, original videos, film reviews and photo galleries. The PEOPLE/ENTERTAINMENT WEEKKLY Digital Network continues to rank as the #1 site in its competitive set with close to 100 million monthly unique visitors. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY is the first to know about the best in entertainment. With sharp insight, unparalleled access and a trusted voice, EW keeps readers plugged into pop culture. This is where the buzz begins.

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September 16th, 2017 by Cherry

John Harlan Kim

Baltimore Comic-Con 2012 logo

I’m a huge fan of the Librarians so have been watching John Harlan Kim starring as ‘Ezekiel Jones’ the thief with a heart of gold since episode one. His character growth has delighted me as a character who’s self confidence and general nice ‘bad boy’ had me crushing! Sadly I’m on the west coast but all of my East Coast nerds can head to the Baltimore Comic-Con to see him, artists, cosplayers, fans and buy well … Comic Books! This years the BCC is on September 22-24, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center in the Inner Harbor. You can still purchase tickets to attend The Baltimore Comic-Con and maybe meet/greet John Harlan Kim from TNT’s The Librarians.The Librarians BCC Exclusive Cover

“I am a HUGE fan of The Librarians,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “This late addition to the show is really exciting, and fans of the show are going to be as thrilled as I am to get to meet John.”

Kim previously completed a series regular role on the iconic Australian series Neighbours as “Dale ‘Macca’ McGregor”, a popular but mischievous high school student who loves to stir up trouble. His additional credits include Steven Spielberg’s miniseries The Pacific for DreamWorks and HBO.
Dynamite Entertainment, which will be exhibiting at the show in Booth #2010, are launching a comic series of The Librarians, where John will be supporting the book. A Baltimore Comic-Con exclusive cover will be available for sale at the show, perfect for getting autographs!

John Harlan Kim currently stars as a series regular on Dean Devlin’s TNT series The Librarians, a follow up to the network’s hit movie trilogy starring Noah Wyle. The series centers on four ordinary people with extraordinary talents who are recruited to work at an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library. Together they solve impossible mysteries, fight supernatural threats, and recover powerful artifacts from around the world. John plays “Ezekiel Jones”, the cocky but likable youngest member of the Librarians who is a master of new technologies, aficionado of old classic crimes, and who fancies himself an international man of mystery.

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages

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August 26th, 2017 by Cherry

Factory Entertainment 2nd reveal

2017 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive!

Black Panther Metal Miniature

It’s T’Challa the protector of Wakanda – Black Panther Metal Miniature™ who’s ready to defend his people in his vibranium weaved suit. This heavyweight collector grade 1:32 scale solid metal collectible features a highly-detailed finish and is spun cast in small batches and hand-painted to exacting standards, perfect for any discerning collector. This will be the rarest piece from the set with it being limited to 500 pieces from the Marvel Metal Miniature™ collection!
Limited to 500 pieces

Available to pre-order now at http://www.factoryent.com or at San Diego Comic-Con, Booth # 2647 July 19 – 23, 2017. While supplies last.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER FOR IN BOOTH PICKUP OR TO SHIP AFTER SDCC
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You Will Not Want To Miss These Ultra Limited Items

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER FOR IN BOOTH PICKUP OR TO SHIP AFTER SDCC

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July 18th, 2017 by Cherry

Amazon is going to teach kids to love reading books

I am very interested in how Amazon is using it’s positive business practices to instill a love of reading for kids between 5-12 with unlimited access to short stories for $2.99 a month. Amazon Studios is partnering with Signature Stories to bring stories to life with the voice acting talents of Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) and Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants). They are using new stories that kids love like Niko and the Sword of Light and Danger & Eggs to the app.

The launch will be at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con where they will have the opportunity to see the videos and listen to the talent behind this app. Kids will be able to read along with favorite characters with original stories written by the shows’ writers. They will be new adventures that go beyond the TV series storylines that light the imagination of children.

“We couldn’t be more excited to kick off Signature Stories and are thrilled to be teaming up with great talent such as Aidy Bryant and Tom Kenny,” said Michael Robinson, Director of Consumer Products for Amazon Education. “We’re always looking for ways to help kids develop a love of reading and we’re looking forward to bringing on new brands, new characters, and new voices to Amazon Rapids over the coming months.”

Danger & Eggs follows the endless adventures of a fearless, teal-haired future stuntwoman, D.D. Danger, and her ever-cautious best friend, a giant, talking egg, named Phillip. As the daughter of a world-renowned daredevil, D.D. is always chasing her next big thrill.

Niko and the Sword of Light follows 10-year-old Niko who is the last of his kind in a strange, fantastical world. He must embark on an epic quest to defeat the darkness and bring the light back to his land. Armed with his magic sword, brave Niko journeys to the Cursed Volcano, making new friends and powerful foes along the way, all while uncovering secrets about his mysterious past.

“We’re excited for kids to connect with our characters in new ways as they tag along on epic adventures together while reading on Amazon Rapids,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “Both pilot episodes were popular among viewers and we’re thrilled that the shows’ quirky, engaging storylines and humor can help inspire kids to read.”

Amazon Rapids is available for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire devices. Parents who sign up now can subscribe at an introductory price of $2.99 per month to give their kids unlimited access to short stories. Parents can start a free two-week trial at http://rapids.amazon.com.

Key Amazon Rapids features include:

  • Read Along Mode — Kids can listen to voice actors read their favorite stories while following along with words highlighting as the adventure unfolds.
  • Tap to Say & Built-in glossary —Kids can simply tap a word to hear its pronunciation or hold the word to see its definition. Each time kids look up a word, it is automatically added to their personal glossary for easy reference.
  • New Stories every week— Kids can explore an expanding library of hundreds of titles spanning adventure, fantasy, humor, mystery, science fiction and sports, with new stories added weekly.
  • Age-appropriate content – All content is thoughtfully edited to be appropriate for kids ages 5-12.

 

About Amazon
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.

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July 17th, 2017 by Cherry

Peanuts is bringing tokidoki to

San Diego Comic Con

The Peanuts Pop-Up store will have limited edition prints, pins and tote bags from the artist Simone Legno of tokidoki and dozens of style visionaries featuring Snoopy & Belle. Fans of the iconic character will seem them in a whole new way. 

Colleen Atwood paid homage to two of the films for which she won Oscars by transforming Snoopy into the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland and Belle into a Geisha girl from Memoirs of a Geisha.

The San Diego Comic Con debut of the traveling exhibition “Snoopy & Belle In Fashion” at a pop-up store in the Gaslamp district will feature 26 dolls selected from collection of 65 designs. The carefully curated collection of 10′ vinyl Snoopy & Belle dolls in mini-couture fashion will appeal to Peanuts fans, cosplayers (great style ideas) and those who love high fashion! The one-of-a-kind designs will be a huge hit and is free and open to the public. 

“Snoopy & Belle in Fashion” premiered to the industry at New York Fashion Week in September of 2014 and ever since has crisscrossed the world with stops in Paris, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Mexico City. The San Diego debut will be the first time the exhibit will be open to the general public and comic con attendees from around the world. It will travel to Brookfield Place in New York this September 2017.

 

 

The designers who have created custom couture for Snoopy & Belle include the leading lights in international fashion (designs included at Comic-Con are in boldface): Anna Sui, Ashley Biden x Livelihood, Barbara Tfank, Betsey Johnson, Bibhu Mohapatra, Calvin Klein Collection, Children of our Town, Christian Siriano, Colleen Atwood, Costello Tagliapietra, Cristiano Burani, DSquared2, Diane Von Furstenberg, DKNY by Donna Karan, Dries Van Noten, Emanuel Ungaro, Edwin Oudshoorn, Isaac Mizrahi, Isabel Marant, J. Mendel, Jenna Dewan Tatum x Danskin, Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala for William Rast, Kaviar Gauche, Kenneth Cole, Le Mont St Michel, Le Snob, Levi’s, Lisa Perry, MAC Cosmetics, Macario Jimenez, Marta Larsson, Ocean Pacific, Opening Ceremony, Philip Treacy, Rachel Zoe, Rodarte, Royal Asscher x Pluma, Stetson, Swarovski, tokidoki, Tracy Reese, Trussardi, Venera Arapu, VPL by Victoria Bartlett, and Zac Posen.

 

WHEN

Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23, 2017

Regular store hours are 11:00AM – 9:00PM

 

WHERE

Snoopy & Belle in Fashion Pop-up Store

226 Fifth Avenue

San Diego, CA

 

ABOUT PEANUTS WORLDWIDE

The PEANUTS characters and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide LLC, a joint venture owned 80% by DHX Media Ltd. and 20% by members of the Charles M. Schulz family.

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July 15th, 2017 by Cherry

Children’s Book Council (CBC) Graphic Novel Committee Programming During San Diego Comic-Con

I grew up living at the library as a child in my hometown where I explored not only big cities but the universe. Now that kids have so many options for entertainment and accessing content how do libraries stay relevant in a digital age? Heck how do books stay relevant for kids who grow up watching, using a cellphone/tablet or other device to read? I’m pretty old fashioned since I love the tactile feel of a book, seeing the cover and font chosen by the author. 

I am very interested in the Children’s book Council (CBC) Graphic Novel Committee Programming at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. I loved reading comic books/graphic novels when I was young and discovering Manga when I got older. I was quite surprised when I was at the library that they had a section for checkout that looked in great condition (and they say people don’t respect the library).

They have a program lineup from 11 AM to 6 PM on Friday, July 11th for Educators, librarians, and media welcome with a ComicCon badge

Others must register by Monday, July 17 with San Diego Public Library

 

 
 
Friday, July 21, 11 am – 6 pm
San Diego Public Library, Central Library, 330 Park Blvd.
All programs are in the Shiley Special Events Suite, 9th floor
Program Lineup
“From Asterix to Zeus – Developing an Essential Kids Graphic Novel Collection” – 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
While the category has enjoyed tremendous popularity in recent years, kids’ graphic novels are not a recent phenomenon. What classic titles or series should librarians have on their shelves to provide historical context and provide a complete survey of the medium? Join us for this illuminating discussion moderated by Dawn Rutherford (branch manager, Brier Library), with panelists Jenny McCluskey (collection development librarian for Ingram Library Services LLC), Alea Perez (chair of YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee), Carla Riemer (librarian, Claremont Middle School), and Mark Siegel (editorial director, First Second).
“Handling Challenges: Bans and Challenges to Comics” – 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
Comics are uniquely vulnerable to challenges and bans, especially comics for teen audiences. Learn about challenged and banned comics and what you can do if they’re challenged in your school or library. Panelists are: Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts), Candice Mack (Teen Services manager, Los Angeles Public Library), Gina Gagliano (marketing and publicity manager, First Second), and David Saylor (VP / creative director / trade publishing / editorial director, Graphix). Moderated by Betsy Gomez (editorial director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund).
“Read Like a Girl: Middle-Grade Fiction for Girls (and Boys)” – 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
The authors behind some of your favorite middle grade graphic fiction discuss creating stories with strong, positive female characters, and the importance of overcoming the lingering perception that comics are only for boys. Our panel features Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl, Great Pet Caper series), Jenni Holm (Babymouse series, Swing It, Sunny), Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy), and Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts). Moderated by Brigid Alverson (writer and reviewer Good Comics for Kids).
“Nonfiction and Memoir in Graphic Novels” – 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Combining text and image can make difficult or abstract subject matter more appealing, winning over even the most reluctant reader. Learn how nonfiction graphic novels and graphic memoirs can be used to supplement lessons in STEM and history, and bring awareness to marginalized perspectives in the classroom.  This panel includes: Mairghread Scott (Science Comics: Robots), Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), Tillie Walden (Spinning), and Alison Wilgus (Science Comics: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared). Moderated by Heidi MacDonald (Publishers Weekly, ComicsBeat.com).
“Prose to Panels: Graphic Novel Adaptations” – 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
A discussion about graphic novel adaptations of novels. How can the graphic novel format enhance these texts? And how can educators use adaptations to make stories more accessible? If you read the graphic novel instead of the prose novel does it still “count”? How does the story change if a classic is adapted into graphic novel format? Is something lost? Is something gained? And what if graphic novels are then converted into prose novels – as with the forthcoming Lumberjanes novels? Moderated by Kelly Quinn Chiu (children’s librarian at the Santa Clara City Library), the panel includes: Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes), Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes), Landis Blair (The Trial: A Choose Your Own Adventure Comic), Charles Kochman (editorial director of Abrams ComicsArts), and R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics).
“Meet the Makers” – 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Join graphic novel authors and artists Jeffrey Brown (Lucy and Andy Neanderthal), Nick Abadzis (Laika), Joe Flood (Science Comics: Dinosaurs) and James Parks and Ben Costa (Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 1: The Road to Epoli) to learn the process behind making a comic. Moderated by Allison Tran (Senior Librarian for Children’s Services, Mission Viejo Library).
“Publishers Talkback Session” – 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Come talk to publishers about how graphic novels are doing at your library, and what they should know based on the feedback from your community! With Robin Herrera (editor, Oni Press), Gina Gagliano (marketing and publicity manager, First Second), and Mallory Loehr (SVP & Publisher, Random House Books for Young Readers). Moderated by Alea Perez (chair of YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee).
About the Children’s Book Council
Children’s Book Council (CBC) is the nonprofit trade association for children’s book publishers in North America. The CBC offers children’s publishers, from independent presses to large houses, the opportunity to work together on issues of importance to the industry at large, including educational programming, diversity in employment and books, literacy advocacy, and partnerships with other national organizations. CBC staff also oversee the programs of Every Child a Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy charity whose popular national campaigns include Children’s Book Week, the longest-running literacy initiative in the country; the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards, the only book awards chosen by children and teens; and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program, in partnership with the Library of Congress.

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