Comic-Con and the Library

San Diego Public Library LogoMost libraries think they are cutting edge if they have comics or graphic novels in the library.  They may even have a reading group dedicated to these art forms. A few may even have a group that creates comics.  San Diego, home of the iconic Comic-Con, takes its one further.  “For the 2nd year, Comic-Con International and San Diego Public Library have teamed up for the Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians.”

The conference was held last week as part of thesan diego comic con logo annual Comic-Con festivities. Pre conference events on July 18 included a mixed gender Quidditch demonstration, a panel on the business of comics, the science of comics and entertainment, and the comic book spectrum about careers in the comic industry.  Unlike  Comic Con itself, the 5 day conference was free.  The library even gave away 2017 Comic-Con themed library cards.

San Deigo Public LIbrary ImageThe  Schedule included:

Wednesday, July 19
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 19
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday, July 21
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 22
10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Sunday, July 23
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
When I lived in  San Diego, I didn’t know about this.  I may have to try to attend next year.
What is the most unusual library conference that you ever attended?  Join in the conversation and share your opinion on comics in libraries.

4 thoughts on “Comic-Con and the Library”

  1. My grandsons love graphic novels, and I imagine they would love Comic-Con if they lived on the right coast. The older one, now eleven, was slow to get excited about reading. I haven’t figured out whether he just found the stories boring or whether he was struggling with dyslexia or some other affliction. Still, graphic novels seem to have cured him. Hooray.


  2. There are comic cons on the East Coast also. Anything that can help kids read is fine in my book. Glad he is reading now. Thanks for sharing and taking the time to comment.


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