Friday, June 12, 2015

ALA--San Francisco here I come! @Graphix @alaannual

I'm starting to get ready to bring some sun to a whole lot of librarians at the annual conference of the American Librarian Association in San Francisco June 26-30 ...

Sunny Side Up, that is!

Here's where I'll be on floor of the Moscone Convention Center:

FRIDAY, June 26
12:15-1:15 pm His, Hers, and Theirs: Gender and Comics Panel
Moscone Center, Room 3010 (W)

Description: In the past few years, critical and frequently heated discussions about women and comics have highlighted a range of issues around gender for comics creators and readers. Industry folks and fans alike are debating how genders are portrayed, the visibility of different gender identities, and the lack of representation. Join creators Tony Cliff (Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant), Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer), Brenden Fletcher (Batgirl, Gotham Academy), Jennifer L. Holm (Sunny Side Up), and Trina Robbins (From Girls to Girlz, Pretty in Ink) to take a look at all of the intersections between gender and comics.

JENNI COMMENT: I can't believe I'm going to be on a panel with my hero, Trina Robbins!!!!!!!! 

Saturday, June 27
8:30am-9:30am Kids Comics Have Arrived
Moscone Center, Room 232-234 (S)
An all-star panel of kids comics creators discuss ways to get children excited about reading, encourage creativity, and cultivate a love of literature using great graphic novels and comics. Panelists include Jennifer Holm (Sunny Side Up), Cece Bell (El Deafo), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space), Svetlana Chmakova (Awkward), and others. Moderated by Scott Robins, Children’s Services Specialist for the Toronto Public Library. Q&A to follow.

1:00pm-2:30pm Panel: Celebrating Graphic Novels: Graphix and Beyond!
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Salon 05
Graphic novels and the comic format have become increasingly popular, with both kids and adults. Join renowned authors and artists Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), Dave Roman (Goosebumps Graphix), Craig Thompson (Space Dumplins), Jennifer Holm (Sunny Side Up), and Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants) to learn more about how graphic novels support literacy, learning, and a love of reading.

3:00pm-4:00pm Random House Booth Signing (Booth #3010)

Sunday, June 28
3:00pm-4:00pm Scholastic Booth Signing (Booth #3225)

Monday, June 30
10:00am-11:00am Graphix 10th Anniversary Panel
Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Graphix authors Jennifer Holm, Craig Thompson, Raina Telegemeier and Dave Roman will take the stage to celebrate the Graphix 10 year anniversary with a 30-minute presentation, followed by a 30-minute signing. 

11:00am-12:00pm Graphic Novel Stage Panel with Lark Pien

Hope to see you there!