GN Symposium for Librarians in Suffolk County, NY

John Shableski writes "A Graphic Novels Symposium for Librarians!

If you happen to live on or near Long Island, New York you will want to attend an excellent graphic novels symposium that Barbara Moon has put together at the Harborfields Library in Greenlawn, NY (Long Island)

Seriously: A Graphic Novels Symposium
Presented by Suffolk Cooperative Library System
Sept 6th
Harborfields Public Library

Here is the line up of panels

Creating a Graphic Novel(p>

Moderator: Ali Kokmen, Marketing Manager, Del Rey Manga
Josh Elder, author of Mail Order Ninja
John Gallagher, author of Buzzboy
Jimmy Gownley, author of Amelia Rules
Michael Martens, V.P. Marketing, Dark Horse Comics
Roger Rosen, president, Rosen Publishing Company
Raina Telgemeier, author of SMILE and illustrator of Babysitters Club

Selecting and Assessing Graphic Novels

Moderator: Alison Hendon, Brooklyn PL librarian and YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Committee member
Sarah Couri, NYPL librarian and YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee member
Regina Kanicki, Head Graphic Novel Buyer, Baker & Taylor
Andrea Lipinski, NYPL librarian and graphic novel reviewer for School Library Journal
Janna Morishima, Director, Diamond Kids Group
Rob Scott, Sales Representative, Brodart Books

Understanding and Building on teen interest in graphic novels

Moderator: John Shableski, graphic novel consultant
Janna Morishima, Director, Diamond Kids Group
Brian Cooper, Young Adult Librarian, Harborfields Library
Dave Jones, Young Adult Librarian, Westhampton Library
Chris Oarr, ADV Films
John Riley, Owner, Grasshoppers Comics

John Shableski, Graphic Novels Consultant
Rich Johnson, Co-Publishing Director, Yen Press
Mark Siegel, Editorial Director, First Second Books

Author signings:
Josh Elder, John Gallagher, Jimmy Gownley, Mark Siegel, Raina Telgemeier

Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Dark Horse Comics, Rosen Publishing,
Door prizes

The library is conveniently located near the commuter train stop.
there will be lunch and door prizes.

Seating is limited and registration will close Thursday Aug 23rd
Go to her web page for registration and more info"