The American Library Association will be presenting and exhibiting at the New York Comic Con (NYCC), October 13-16, 2011 in the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan. NYCC is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, manga, anime, and video games for fans and professionals alike. ALA will present three programs for the library community and comics industry professionals during the Professional Day, Thursday, October 13: “Digital Comics & Libraries - Past, Present & Future”, “Video Game Collection Development for Libraries” and “National Gaming Day @ your library: Using Video Games and Comic Books as library outreach tools.”
NYCC has generously extended free passes for all library staff members on Professional Day, with Programming Hours from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Show Floor hours of 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM open only to librarians, educators and other industry members. Please visit New York Comic Con’s website and click on the Professional Registration button. You’ll be able to register for a completely free badge for Thursday. If you’d like to attend all weekend long, a badge for all four days is only $10.
While you’re at the show, please plan to stop by ALA’s Booth #2724 to say hello and to pick up more information about integrating games, comics and graphic novels into your collections and programming. We’ll also have information on how ALA Members can get involved with ALA’s new Gaming Roundtable and the Graphic Novels in Libraries Member Initiative Group.
For your customers and patrons, New York Comic Con hosts a “Kids Day” on Sunday, October 16, the final day of the show. Children and tweens under 12 are welcomed to attend the Show and literary programs at no cost on Sunday.
NYCC will support this in your library with posters, bookmarks and pins. If you’d like to make Kids Day available through your library please email Jul Sifers with New York Comic Con; they would be happy to send you all the information and material to share this free event with your community.
We hope to see you in New York at our Booth and during the Professional Day and throughout NYCC.
Staff Liaison, ALA Graphic Novels in Libraries MIG
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