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Hello to all of our librarian and educator friends from NYCC! In 2018 we teamed up with The New York Public Library to bring you more professional content than ever before. Below you'll find the full schedule of programming and the organizations that made this fantastic day happen..

If you love the NYPL programming, you can keep the fun going all four days of New York Comic Con at the NYCC Collaborative Pop-Up Library: Looking for something new to read? Need research advice for a project? Just need a break from the exhibit floor? Stop by to get suggestions for your next read, answers to your burning questions, or participate in our Community Comic and other fun activities. Staffed by real live librarian superheroes, we’re here for all your bookish needs. Come find us in Hall 1A!

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  • Horror Comics - The Other Narrative

    October 04, 2018, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Bartos Forum

    Comics creators working in the genre of horror, thrillers, and suspense discuss how their books tackle real world issues like racism, xenophobia, and otherism. ...

    • Language: English

  • IS 741.5 STILL HELPFUL? Challenges and Recommendations for Making Comics and Graphic Novels More Accessible to Users

    October 04, 2018, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Classroom B

    With the growth and diversification of comics collections in both public and academic libraries, it is a fitting (and critical) time to reconsider their catalog...

    • Language: English

  • Queer Comics for Kids of All Ages

    October 04, 2018, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Berger Forum

    Join in the discussion about family-friendly, queer-positive graphic novels and manga that appeal to diverse readers -- from 1-year-old lap learners to 100-year...

    • Language: English

  • Comics as Primary Sources: Building Empathy and Historical Context through Graphic Text

    October 04, 2018, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Classroom A

    Learn how to engage students in historical thinking skills through the use of comics. See how comics serve as entry points to contextualize periods of history a...

    • Language: English

  • Teaching Race, Culture & Comics

    October 04, 2018, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Trustees Room

    Educators will learn to use diverse comic books and graphic novels as written, visual, and cultural texts to engage students in creative and critical conversati...

    • Language: English

  • The Librarian Is In: #ComicsForAll - Reading Recommendations and Suggestions for Kids, Teens, and Adult Readers

    October 04, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Classroom A

    Did you know that most comics don’t get reviewed in professional journals? How to know what to read (or buy) next? Never fear - the Librarian is Here...errr...I...

    • Language: English

  • A Hero with a Thousand Faces: From Ms. Marvel to Spider-Gwen

    October 04, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Bartos Forum

    As different iterations of classic superheroes emerge (Miles Morales, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Gwen), what remains consistent is the archetypal and sickle journeys of...

    • Language: English

  • NYCC 2018 Kid Comics Zeitgeist

    October 04, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Classroom A

    Authors, editors, and educators introduce and explore exciting graphic novel options that came out this year. We explore our favorite comics (and why), and thos...

    • Language: English

  • Hip-Hop, Comics, and Culture

    October 04, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Berger Forum

    Hip-hop culture emerged through a lexicon of urban folklore, graffiti art, and comics. This panel features comic creators whose work helped define the mythos an...

    • Language: English

  • Beyond Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters: Teaching Pop Culture in the Pre-College and College Classroom

    October 04, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Trustees Room

    As a panel focusing on various pedagogical uses of popular culture (such as comics, graphic novels, and blockbuster films) in the pre-college and college classr...

    • Language: English

  • Better Together: Forging a Future for Librarians and Comic Book Stores

    October 04, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Berger Forum

    With the growth in popularity of graphic novels in libraries, curating books that are on trend with what the market desires can be challenging. Lion Forge, the ...

    • Language: English

  • How Comics Challenge Kids to Change the World

    October 04, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Trustees Room

    Comics, a universal language, can inspire children and young people to creatively and positively change the world. Covering issues spanning climate change, educ...

    • Language: English

Special thanks to the following organizations:

  • boom
  • Pop-Culture-Classroom
  • Diamond
  • Drawn-and-Quarterly
  • Image
  • Penguin-RH
  • Udon-Manga-Classics
  • GNC-RT
  • Black-Comics-Collective
  • Bklyn-Public-Library
  • NYC-SLS
  • Suffolk-Cooperative

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