So tomorrow I’m flying out to Chicago for the 2013 American Library Association annual conference. Thankfully, there’s a set of events I have to go to, otherwise I wouldn’t have known how to choose… However, I was excited to see there’s a whole con within a con devoted to Comics, called the GraphiCon! Click the link to see all the relevant panels, talks, and events.
There’s a whole Artists Alley with big names like Raina Telgemeier, Gene Luen Yang, Faith Erin Hicks, & Paul Pope, and even a Zine Pavilion of local zinesters! There’s the annual Eisner award for Libraries that provides one lucky library with a full set of Eisner‘s work, works nominated for this year’s Eisner Awards, and a further budget for buying comics.
Individual creators like Dave Roman, Matt Kindt, & Jeffrey Brown get their own spotlight events, there are plenty of panels on new releases, discussions on comics for teens, library collecting of comics, comics in the age of e-publishing, and even talks and events about making comics!
All this on its own would be a pretty excellent con in its own right 😛