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2018 Commemorative Comic-Con Library Card

Special edition 2018 Comic Con library card with young wizard and dragon.

Presenting the 2018 Comic-Con Library Card! This year’s card was designed by local cartoonist Lucas Turnbloom (Dream Jumper, How To Cat, Imagine This). This exclusive card is officially licensed by Comic-Con International and is the only library card of its kind in existence! The 2018 Comic-Con Library Card will be issued starting Thursday, July 19 at all San Diego Public Library locations. Supplies are limited. Regular library card policies will apply. Free for new users -- $1 for replacement cards.

Dance Party at the Central Library

Bootsy Collins House Party graphic

Saturday, July 21st @ 7 p.m. | Central Library Courtyard
 
The San Diego Public Library has the funk, Baby! Put on your dancing pants and boogie shoes for an epic night of family friendly fun at the Central Library on the final evening of Comic-Con!
 
Join us for the Bootsy Collins House Party! Hosted by DJ Lance Rock from Yo Gabba Gabba.
 
Featuring Tom Kenny (The Voice of SpongeBob Squarepants) and the Hi-Seas.
 
Prepare yourself to dance the night away at this rocking event. You won't want to miss it!
 
Free! No badge required but capacity is limited.

Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians

For the 3rd year, Comic-Con International and San Diego Public Library have teamed up for the Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians. This FREE five-day conference will take place at the San Diego Central Library during Comic-Con from July 18 - 22, and will explore the role comics play in promoting education and literacy for all ages. Those in the library and education fields are invited to learn creative and exciting ways to incorporate comics and other popular arts into their work. Through presentations and panel discussions, the Conference hopes to engage the community and promote comics as a medium for learning.
 
The Conference is free to attend, but space is limited and registration is required for each day. Comic-Con badge-holders with valid single same-day or four-day badges are welcome to attend and are not required to register.
 

Register Here:

 

Panelists from the 2016 Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians.

Wednesday, July 18 | 4 - 6 p.m.
San Diego Central Library | Shiley Special Events Suite
 
A hands-on workshop for integrating comic books into your classrooms.

 


Panelists from the 2016 Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians.

Thursday, July 19 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
San Diego Central Library | Shiley Special Events Suite
 
Come and learn how to incorporate comics in libraries as a powerful way to connect to communities.
 
 

Photos of comic books

Comics and Libraries Fair
Thursday, July 19 | 1 - 2 p.m.
San Diego Central Library | Shiley Special Events Suite
 
Come and take a look at how exciting programming, collection development methods, and best practices for literacy and engagement using comics and pop culture have successfully benefitted communities. Meet the librarians who have discovered the power and accessibility of comics and fandoms to help people learn and connect in new and highly effective ways, from Star Wars events to using comics to connect with underserved populations. Go here for the complete list of Fair topics: https://www.sandiego.gov/comics-fair

 


Panelists from the 2016 Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians.

Friday, July 20 | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
San Diego Central Library | Shiley Special Events Suite
 
Discover the latest publishing trends and recommendations in graphic novels and education.

 


Panelists from the 2016 Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians.

Saturday, July 21 | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
San Diego Central Library | Shiley Special Events Suite
 
Learn exciting and effective tools for using comics in the classroom for grades K-12.

 


Panelists from the 2016 Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians.

Sunday, July 22 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
San Diego Central Library | Shiley Special Events Suite
 
Learn about how comics and nerd culture can greatly benefit college students socially and academically.

Pre-Con @ the Library

Community High School Dragons

Tuesday, July 17 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Central Library Courtyard
 
Welcome back, Quidditch fans. Join us for our 2nd year of another Quidditch tutorial, as fantasy becomes reality in this mixed gender sport. Test your strength and endurance as you dodge bludgers, score with the quaffle, and catch the snitch! Learn the game from local professional players, be sorted into your Hogwarts house team, and go for the goal by winning the final match for the house cup!

 


Comic book covers

Tuesday, July 17 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Central Library, Neil Morgan Auditorium
 
Join the San Diego Law Library for the ninth annual Lindley Law & Comics panel at the San Diego Public Library. This year, our panelists will cover multiple facets involved in the business of comics. We will explore intellectual property ownership and the creation of new characters, the hazy legal world of crowdfunding and crowdfunded equity, and the legal status of fan fiction and other fan-created content. We’ll look for answers about whether you should produce a finished, physical product, a sample or teaser, or just an electronic proof-of-concept. How do you protect your creation and what should you be aware of – legally speaking? Learn from creators and attorneys who’ve been there.

 


Illustrator Jim Kay and Harry Potter book

Tuesday, July 17 | 6 - 7 p.m. | Central Library, Neil Morgan Auditorium
 
Explore the art of Harry Potter with a special spotlight presentation from Jim Kay, artist behind the Harry Potter Illustrated Editions. Come and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the most magical book of all time at the San Diego Public Library in an event that is free and open to the public. The first one hundred attendees will get a special gift! Sponsored by Scholastic. Space is limited.

For more information please contact:
 
Erwin Magbanua
Co-Chair, 2018 CCEL Planning Committee
Candice Mack
Co-Chair, 2018 CCEL Planning Committee
 
 

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