Most 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 the 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.
The Schedule included: