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October 4, 2013

New York Comic Con Is Less Than a Week Away

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New York Comic Con Is Less Than a Week Away

 

New York Comic Con, the East Coast's answer to San Diego Comic-Con, starts next week! Are you ready? Here's our guide for teachers and librarians to use to plan their schedules; we've culled through the entire listing of panels and events at NYCC to bring you the ones of specific interest for you. Use the list below to plan your days at NYCC accordingly. (For the full list of events and panels at NYCC, click here.)

NYCC, October 10-13, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYCC, October 10-13, 2013


Thursday, October 10

Comics and the Common Core - The Case to Include Comics in the Curriculum

Date: Thursday, October 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: 1A14

Speakers: Amie Wright, Emily Weisenstein, Stephanie Gabelmann

Description:
Not just for reluctant readers anymore, every child would benefit from including graphic novels in the classroom. Comics and graphic novels are incredible learning tools that not only help support our Common Core State Educational Standards, but also teach literacy and comprehension skills beyond those of traditional books.

Bringing Digital Comics into Schools and Libraries

Date: Thursday, October 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: 1A17

Speakers: Harold Buchholz, Jesse Post, John Shableski, Josh Elder, Steve May

Description:
Josh Elder (account director, iVerse Media) is joined by Harold Buchholz (exec. director of publishing, Archie Comics) and Jesse Post (marketing director, Papercutz/NBM) to discuss how digital comics, graphic novels and manga are the next killer apps for 21st century schools and libraries. Moderated by Steve May (dir. of business development, iVerse Media).

Fandoms in the Library

Date: Thursday, October 10
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Location: 1A14

Speakers: Kate Kosturski, Samantha Marker

Description:
If you know what the phrases "don't blink," "Hideki, do your best!" and "Sher-locked" mean - then you're a member of a fandom. These fandoms range in age, content and membership, but have one thing in common: passion. How can (or, how have) librarians used that passion in their libraries to enhance programming or instruction? This panel will explore the use of fandom in public and academic librarians through case studies.

Using Comics and Graphic Novels in the Classroom: Whys and Hows

Date: Thursday, October 10
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Location: 1A17

Speakers: John Weaver, Mark Banaszak, Nathan Tubbs

Description:
With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards educators now have the option to use a greater variety of materials in their lesson plans, including comics and graphic novels. Now that they have the opportunity to use comics, teachers may be looking for information on how they can best utilize comics. The panel, moderated by Diamond BookShelf, Editor Mark Banaszak and featuring seventh grade science teacher Nathan Tubbs and high school English teacher John Weaver, will offer teachers practical tips and guidance on using comics in their curricula, highlighting how the standards apply to comics and offering examples of successes from their own experiences.

Creating Educational Comics That Kids Actually WANT to Read

Date: Thursday, October 10
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: 1A08

Speakers: Carol Burrell, Fred Van Lente, Josh Elder, Ryan Dunlavey, Yen Yen Woo

Description:
With comics becoming a more common presence in classrooms nationwide, the question now becomes how do we make sure those comics are actually GOOD? Comic creators Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey (Action Philosophers), editor Carol Burrell (Abrams ComicArts) and Assoc. Prof of Education Yen Yen Woo (Long Island University) come together to share their insights in a roundtable moderated by Josh Elder (president, Reading With Pictures).

Creatively Energizing Your Students With Comic Books and the Arts

Date: Thursday, October 10
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: 1A17

Speakers: Alex Simmons, Bonnie Erickson, Diana Leto, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Louis Mitchell, Mike Lopez, Noel MacNeal, Paul Castiglia

Description:
Learn how you can creatively enhance your classroom, library or after school program using comic books, performance and music by adding a unique way to educate young minds. Join Kids Comic Con founder Alex Simmons, Puppeteers Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Sesame Street) & Noel MacNeal (Between The Lions), Artists & Writers Diana Leto, Paul Castiglia and Louis Mitchell and Executive Director of the Jim Henson Legacy Bonnie Erickson, as they share experiences and opportunities you can bring to your students. Moderated by Mike Lopez.


Saturday, October 12

All Things YA

Date: Saturday, October 12
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Location: 1A17

Speakers: Anna McKean, Casey Lloyd, Emily Meehan, Ksenia Winnicki, Lauren Flower, Namrata Tripathi

Description:
Looking for the next big trend in Young Adult Lit? Find out what seven publishing tastemakers have to say about all things YA and get the insider scoop on what they’re working on! Panelists include Ksenia Winnicki (MacKids + Tor Teen), Lauren Flower (Harper Teen), Casey Llyod (Random House Children’s Books), Emily Meehan (Disney Hyperion), Namrata Tripathi (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing), Alvina Ling (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) and Mia Garcia (Penguin Young Readers Group).


Sunday, October 13

From Page to Screen and Back Again: Transmedia Storytelling as a Means to Build Literacy

Date: Sunday, October 13
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: 1A03

Speakers: Doug Baldwin, Liza Booker, Loida Garcia-Febo, Meena Jain, Michael Maziekien, April Hathcock

Description:
When you hear someone mention The Walking Dead, what do you think of first? The hit television series on AMC? The graphic novels? The traditional novels? The video games? Or do you realize that in order to get the full story, you have to follow all of the above? The information explosion that we’ve experienced in the last couple of decades has hit the entertainment industry in a big way. And librarians and educators all across the country are taking advantage of it to entice new literary consumers while expanding their services, knowledge bases, and digital literacies. This panel will explore the ways in which multimedia adaptations have been helping to bring new and classic works alive for broader audiences with examples like the Batman franchise, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and much, much more. With so many media outlets available to tell the same story, librarians and educators are faced with a world of possibilities for reaching out to patrons and grabbing their literary interests!

Creating Graphic Novels for Kids

Date: Sunday, October 13
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: 1A17

Speakers: Andrew Arnold, Chris Duffy, Dave Roman, James L. Barry, Jimmy Gownley, Paul Pope

Description:
Join seven great graphic novelists who make comics for kids – Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost (Adventures in Cartooning), Jon Chad (Leo Geo) Jimmy Gownley (Dumbest Idea Ever), Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox (Dogs of War), and Paul Pope (Battling Boy) – for a fun, interactive look at all their newest books! Moderator: Chris Duffy (Fairy Tale Comics, Nickelodeon Magazine).

CBLDF: Raising a Reader

Date: Sunday, October 13
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: 1A01

Speakers: Charles Brownstein, Colleen AF Venable, Eric Wight, Jennifer Holm, Matt Phelan, Matthew Holm, Meryl Jaffe, Shana Corey

Description:
An all-star panel of kids comics creators and educators discuss ways to get children excited about reading, encourage creativity and cultivate a love of literature using great graphic novels and comics.

End Bullying! Responding to Cruelty in Our Culture

Date: Sunday, October 13
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Location: 1A14

Speakers: Adam Bouska, Brad Bell, Carrie Goldman, Chase Masterson, Jeff Parshley, Jenna Busch, Alice Cahn, Ashley Eckstein, Bonnie Burton

Description:
Have you or someone you love been a target of bullying? Join this life-changing discussion on how to overcome bullying and learn strategies to create witnesses and allies out of bystanders. Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition Founder Chase Masterson ("Star Trek," "Doctor Who Big Finish") hosts this panel, marking NOH8's 1st-ever New York Comic Con appearance, with Founders Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley, along with Brad Bell ("Husbands"), Bonnie Burton ("Girls Against Girls: Why We are Mean to Each Other & How We Can Change"), Jenna Busch (Entertainment Editor, Fan TV), (Ashley Eckstein ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars," Her Universe), Cartoon Network VP Alice Cahn with the "Stop Bullying: Speak Up!" campaign and 1st-ever Comic Con appearances from the United Nations Association and the Anti-Defamation League. Special topics include geek bullying, LGBT bullying, cyber-bullying, and analyzing how media and entertainment affect our attitudes toward bullying and aggression. Moderated by award-winning author Carrie Goldman (Harper Collins’ "Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear"). More actors & advocates TBA!

 

 

-- John Hogan