May 21, 2018

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NYCC 2015: Let’s Hear It for the Girls and Manga!

For the 10th year in a row, New York Comic Con brought magic to the dour halls of the Javits Center from October 8–12. “Good Comics 4 Kids” blogger Brigid Alverson shares the skinny on hot manga titles, panel highlights, and industry news that were featured at the 10th annual popular culture convention.

Fight What You Know: Debunking Traditional Writing Tropes | New York Comic Con 2014

At this year’s Comic Con, “The Mary Sue” blog hosted a panel that explored eavesdropping and method acting—and other practices—in researching and writing authentic characters.

NYCC: Disney Announces Space Mountain Graphic Novel

Word had already gotten out that Disney has a Space Mountain graphic novel in the works, but they filled in a lot more details at New York Comic Con last weekend. The book is due out in May 2014, and the Disney folks were handing out the poster above to promote it. Here’s the blurb […]

Librarians Represent at New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con is not for the faint of heart. More than 130,000 attendees (many in costume) jammed the exhibit halls on October 10–13, yet in the center of it all were librarians. They came out in force to spread the word about comics and graphic novels and to source the latest titles for their collections.

Pictures of the Week: Librarians at New York Comic Con; Author Lesléa Newman Reads from ‘October Mourning’

New Jersey librarians Craig Anderson (Kean University Library); Megan Kociolek (Nutley Public Library); Michael Maziekien (Rockaway Township Public Library); Ty Rousseau (Monroe Township Public Library) presented The Library as Mythic Oracle at New York Comic Con, a fan convention dedicated to comics, video games, graphic novels, and more.

Librarians Flock to New York Comic Con

Digital comics, gaming, and, of course, costumes were among the draws for teachers and librarians who attended New York Comic Con’s (NYCC) Professional Day on Thursday, October 11, featuring panels by the American Library Association, among other organizations. Once again, as in past years, New Jersey librarians dominated as presenters at Professional Day, covering collection development, library programming, and the history of the science fiction and fantasy genres.