Friday, June 11, 2010

June 25: American Library Association in DC with comics programs

ALA Expands Graphic Novel Programming
At Its Summer Conference in D.C.
ICv2 06/11/2010

Some of this sounds like fun, but it'll only be open to registered attendees. However, I will be moderating a panel with some local cartoonists for the DC Public Library that weekend and will have more details as they're finalized.


Eden said...

I know you can buy an "exhibits only" badge for the ALA conference, but I'm guessing that does not include any of the programming.

Mike Rhode said...

Hmmm, that would be worth poking around to check on, don't you think?

Randy said...

Wow, what is this show? Is it like a Comic-Con for librarians? Looks fascinating. I noted Gene Yang, James Kochalka, Andy Runton, David Small, Tony DiTerlizzi, and Mo Willems among comics contributors (plus a good handful of writers and illustrators featured on my kids' bookshelves!). Might be worth a visit...

Mike Rhode said...

Heh, yes it is a Comic con for librarians.

Randy said...

AWESOME! I poked at the exhibitors, and the following come up as comic/graphic novel publishers:

ABDO Publishing - Spotlight - Magic Wagon - ABDO iBooks (Booth #3109)

Albert Whitman & Company (Booth #2616)

Alexander Street Press (Booth #3813)

Beijing Chinese Book Trading Co. (Booth #830)

BOOM! Studios (Booth #2359)

Brodart Co. (Booth #3225)

BWI (Booth #3231)

Capstone Press (Booth #2609)

Cinco Puntos Press (Booth #2833)

Classical Comics Ltd. (dist. in US by Publishers Group West) (Booth #2740)

Consortium Book Sales (Booth #2833)

Dark Horse Books (Booth #2453)

Diamond Book Distributors (Booth #2453)

Diversity Foundation (Booth #2464)

Feiwel and Friends (Booth #2813)

First Second Books (Booth #2813)

Gareth Stevens Publishing (Booth #2856)

Henry Holt for Young Readers (Booth #2817)

Hermes Press (Booth #2453)

IDW Publishing (Booth #2453)

Image Comics (Booth #2453)

Ingram Library Services (Booth #1942)

Junior Library Guild - Media Source Inc. (Booth #2959)

Kids Can Press (Booth #2852)

Lerner Publishing Group (Booth #2311)

NBM Publishing, Inc./Papercutz (Booth #2465)

Penguin Group (USA) (Booth #2506)

Roaring Brook Press (Booth #2812)

Rouke Publishing LLC (Booth #4136)

Scholastic (Booth #2624)

Sterling Publishing (Children`s Books) (Booth #2739)

Stone Arch Books (Booth #2609)

Top Shelf Productions (Booth #2466)

University of Nebraska State Museum (Booth #4233)

W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. (Booth #2415)

That's a pretty good representation! The only company that listed creators hanging out was Top Shelf, though Bill Galvin and Fred Mausser are at the Diversity Foundation booth, both of whom have done work for Archie in various capacities, Bill having done pencil work. I'd be up for taking a browse through...

Mike Rhode said...

Randy, what's the link you're looking at? And perhaps you should do a new post listing all of that? And did you find the exhibitor pass info?

Eden said...

Word is that the exhibits-only badge doesn't include the programming, as I thought, but it is only $25. Librarian friends say the exhibits/vendor floor is kind of boring overall, but you do get free stuff.