Join us for Library Journal and School Library Journal’s fourth annual LibraryCon Live—a day-long celebration of fandom-beloved stories and characters, featuring the creators behind mind-bending speculative fiction, innovative comics, and fan-favorite graphic novels. Registration is free and all sessions and author chats will be available for viewing on-demand within an hour of their initial broadcast; plus, the entire event will be available on-demand until January 5, 2021.
July 30, 2020 @ 5pm EDT
Before the graphic novel lands on a shelf in the store, library, or classroom there are a great deal of decisions that come into play: does the book belong with the themes that house represents? What events or holidays can the book leverage for promotion? What kind of work will be involved in shaping the stories? How is a book selected? What do editors look for in a story or the author? What kinds of surprises can an editor anticipate when working with a new or even established author? These veteran editors valuable perspectives will share insights on what makes a book come to life.
Panelists included Greg Hunter, Editor, Lerner Publications; Mandi Hart, President, Cave Pictures Publications; Shannon Watters, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios; Chris Harbo, Acquisitions Editor, Capstone Publishing; and Justin Eisenger, Editorial Director, Graphic Novels and Collections, IDW. Moderated by John Shableski.
July 22, 2020 @ 9am EDT
At the request of Will Eisner, a librarian has been a member of the Eisner Awards jury since 2005. When Jackie Estrada, Administrator for the Eisner Awards, invited Kat Kan to be that first librarian jury member, the awards began to take on a new kind of energy. Since that day, the influence of the awards has grown beyond the traditional comics community and now resonates with traditional publishers, academic institutions, and throughout the library world. Join in on the conversation as these ground-breaking librarians talk about their experience as members of the Eisner juries over the years.
Moderated by John Shableski (2009 Jury) this session features five Eisner Librarian jurors: Kat Kan (2005), Karen Green (2011), Jason Poole (2016), Dawn Rutherford (2017), and Traci Glass (2019).