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Hosting Your Own Comic Con: The Ultimate All-Ages Program Workshop
Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci
Item Number: 1541-9191
 
Publisher: ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
Price: $60.00
 
 
 
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A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, November 9, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific


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Hosting Your Own Comic Con: The Ultimate All-Ages Program Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, November 9, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Library programming is a popular way to motivate and engage patrons—no surprise there! In this workshop, popular duo Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci, known for their successful workshop “Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s”, will teach you the “ins” and “outs” of hosting your own Comic Con that will draw new and returning patrons into your library! They’ll provide tips that will work for an array of budgets and library spaces. Katie and Emily will first introduce you to what exactly a Comic Con is—how it involves more than just comics and graphic novels—and why pop culture is relevant and reaches across demographics and ages to reenergize library programming. Next, you’ll discover key tips for planning, organizing, and promoting your own Con and how you can tap into community resources and discover hidden gems to form key partnerships. You’ll leave this workshop with the tools to create your own plan for a Comic Con tailored to your library.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the many components that go into creating a successful Comic Con
  • Learn how to create an action plan that includes a timeframe and organization chart
  • Have the know-how to market and budget your event
  • Ideas for seeking new community partnerships
  • Confidence to try new programming that reach new patrons and enliven current ones

About the Instructors

Katie LaMantia is a Teen Librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois. She is a former teen advisory board member turned Teen Librarian. She has a personal and professional appreciation and interest in pop culture and has presented at multiple library conferences about libraries, teens, and 20s and 30s programming. When not running teen programs, tinkering with technology, and finding amazing books for young adults, she enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and extreme adventure activities. She is the the co-author of A Year of Programs for Millennials and More (ALA Editions, 2015) and 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2017).

Emily Vinci is a Fiction Librarian specializing in adult readers' advisory at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois. Her professional interests are promoting the acquisition and appreciation of comics and graphic novels in libraries as well as creating programming that targets patrons in their 20s and 30s. She presents frequently about pop culture and millennial-targeted programming and co-authored the books A Year of Programs for Millennials and More (ALA Editions, 2015) and 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2017).


 
 

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