With the explosive growth of everything related to the comics medium and graphic novels, there is an amazing opportunity to create an event for your library (system) that will bring even more new readers through the doors. Building a library comic con can be as simple as a day of drawing and cosplay or it can become a multi-day festival that includes elements such as animation festivals, maker fair, authors and artists presentations. Where do you begin? What sort of resources are available? Your con can be as small as your reader advisory group or as big as 6,000 fans. It all depends on the goals you have in mind. What are the challenges and benefits of producing your own comic con? This panel of comic con veterans will be happy to share their stories and road maps with you.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, UNO
Meeting Type: PopTop Stage
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.