December 16, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

How To Plan a Cosplay Workshop for Teens

Strategies for planning an event, recruiting experts, and teaching crafting and make-up skills.

Book Review: All The Feels by Danika Stone

Publisher’s description College freshman Liv is more than just a fangirl: The Starveil movies are her life…and her last tangible connection to her deceased father. Thus, when her favorite character, Captain Matt Spartan, is killed off at the end of the last movie, Liv Just. Can’t. Deal. Tired of sitting in her room sobbing, Liv […]

The Fabulous Fandom Fest That is LumaCON!

The team that pulled together the first LumaCON! in Petaluma, CA is at it again, gearing up for the second annual comic convention in January. You’ll see why they’re the real superheroes among us.

Library “Avengers Day” Draws Cosplaying Superheroes of All Ages

Partnering with the Boston charity organization Boston Super Heroes, a Massachusetts librarian hosted an superhero-themed event, with Spider-Man climbing the bookshelves and Star-Lord ready for a dance-off.

Bring International Games Day to Your Library on November 21

International Games Day (November 21) gives participating libraries a chance to raise awareness about gaming in libraries, engage with their students and patrons in a different way, and bring together gamers from across their community.

The Epicenter of Geek Culture: Planning a “Con” at the Library

Children’s librarian and Summer Teen speaker Marissa Lieberman shares how she successfully organized East Orange (NJ) Public Library’s first Tosho-con—a conference dedicated to anime and geek culture for tweens, teens, and their families.

Comics in Schools and Libraries | New York Comic Con 2014

At this year’s Comic Con (October 9–12) in New York City, panels that focused on comics in both schools and libraries were among its highlights—along with “cosplay” and George Clooney.