Join us, Library Journal, DC Comics, Archie Comics, Del Rey, and more for the inaugural LibraryCon Live, a free, completely virtual conference, on Wednesday, December 6th from 11:00am to 4:00pm ET!
This day-long event of fandom features an exclusive sneak peek into pulse-pounding sci-fi horror, innovative reboots of classic series, mind-bending speculative fiction, graphic novels, and more. Network online with other fans and explore our virtual exhibit hall where you’ll engage in live chats with featured authors and hear directly from publishers about their newest books. You’ll also learn from fellow librarians and industry insiders on how to plan and host your own Comic Con-style event.
Featured Authors include:
Gene Luen Yang is a cartoonist, teacher and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. His Eisner Award-winning book American Born Chinese (First Second Books) was the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and to win the ALA’s Printz Award. Boxers & Saints (First Second Books) was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize. Yang made his mainstream comics debut on Supermanand currently writes New Superman (DC Comics). You can follow him on Twitter at @geneluenyang.
Pierce Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising, Golden Son, and Morning Star. While trying to make it as a writer, Brown worked as a manager of social media at a startup tech company, toiled as a peon on the Disney lot at ABC Studios, did his time as an NBC page, and gave sleep deprivation a new meaning during his stint as an aide on a U.S. Senate campaign. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is at work on his next novel. You can follow him on Twitter at @Pierce_Brown.
Katherine Arden is the author of the national bestseller The Bear and the Nightingale. Born in Austin, TX, Katherine Arden spent a year of high school in Rennes, France. Following her acceptance to Middlebury College in Vermont, she deferred enrollment for a year in order to live and study in Moscow. At Middlebury, she specialized in French and Russian literature. After receiving her BA, she moved to Maui, Hawaii, working every kind of odd job imaginable, from grant writing and making crepes to guiding horse trips. Currently she lives in Vermont, but really, you never know. You can follow her on Twitter at @arden_katherine.
Edgar Cantero is a writer and cartoonist from Barcelona who works in Catalan, Spanish, and English. He is the author of The Supernatural Enhancements. You can follow him on Twitter @punkahoy.
Peter Tomasi is a New York Times bestselling author known for his work on Superman, Batman and Robin, Super Sons, Superman/Wonder Woman and Batman—Detective Comics. Over the course of his two-decade career with DC Comics, Peter has served as a group editor for Batman, Green Lantern, and JSA along with special projects like Kingdom Come. Peter is also the author of Light Brigade (Dark Horse), The Mighty (Dark Horse) and the critically-acclaimed horror/drama series, House of Penance (Dark Horse). You can follow him on Twitter at @PeterJTomasi.
Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of the “Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery” novels, which include Silent City, Down the Darkest Street, Dangerous Ends, and the upcoming Blackout (May 2018), all via Polis Books. He has also written a number of comic books, including the bestselling and critically-acclaimed “Archie Meets KISS” storyline, the “Occupy Riverdale” story, the Archie Meets Ramones and “The Archies” one-shots, and “The Archies” ongoing series. His work has appeared in the anthologies Protectors 2, Waiting to Be Forgotten: Stories of Crime and Heartbreak Inspired by The Replacements, and Apollo’s Daughters, as well as in publications including The Daily Beast, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Hub, The Strand, Mental Floss, LitReactor, and more. A Miami native, he lives in New York with his wife and son. You can follow him on Twitter at @alex_segura.
Other authors include Cyril Pedrosa, Christina “Steenz” Stewart, Fonda Lee, Dr. Sheena C. Howard, Keezy Young, and Scott Westerfeld.
Whether you’re a public or school librarian, or a superfan of graphic novels and sci-fi/fantasy, or both, don’t miss this chance to meet and interact with some of your favorite stars across these genres.
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