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October 18, 2012

New York Comic Con: A Weekend Fondly Remembered

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New York Comic Con rocked New York City and the Javits Center from October 11-14. It was a massive success, attracting 116,000 people to share their love for comics, graphic novels, manga, pop culture, and all the entertainment they provide. We asked some of the attendees to share what they saw, heard, and felt during their time at the show.  
New York Comic Con will be taking place from October 11th to 14th at the Javits Center, and this year sets to be bigger and better than ever before. It’s time to dress to impress with Adam West, Bill Paxton, Sean Austin, Christopher Lloyd and Tom Felton all making an appearance, but what costume to wear?
If you're near the Boston area, you may want to check out this cool movie series. Books to Film, sponsored by both the Boston Book Festival and Emerson College's ArtsEmerson, will take place on October 27, and it will feature films based on works by several authors who are appearing at this year's Boston Book Festival. Interestingly, the Books to Film series will feature both novels and graphic novels that inspired big-screen fare.
The day before New York Comic Con breaks loose, the long-running ICv2 conference will bring its insights and opinions to light in an afternoon conference that explores the growth and outreach of the graphic format. I'm eager to attend again this year, as it's always fascinating to hear founder Milton Griepp's analyses, as well as to attend the panels that follow.
We hear it on the television news, radio talk shows, and the internet: America’s public education system is failing. At least that’s what the media wants you to believe.
Vicky Kariolic, a staffer at TheBookReportNetwork, the parent company of GraphicNovelReporter.com attended the Otakon Convention in Baltimore on July 27th-29th. Here is her report on what she saw there.   To see a full photo gallery from the event, check out our Flickr gallery.
We surveyed some of the many attendees of this year's San Diego Comic-Con to learn what their favorite sights, sounds, and purchases were!
July 10, 2012

A Little Wolverine Talk

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Chris Claremont prefers his Wolverine little. He revealed tonight at MoCCA's discussion on Wolverine: Inside the World of the Living Weapon that he prefers to think of Logan the way he was envisioned way back in the mid-'70s: as about a 5'3" guy with serious animalistic issues.
Without the current renaissance in graphics publishing, older and odder gems would wallow in obscurity. Fortunately, in this new market, numerous publishers are exploring some of the more obscure texts from the history of comics. These reprints are from rare materials that previously have been largely inaccessible to most comics devotees. Fans may read about them, hear of their influence or importance to the form but never be able to lay hands (or eyeballs) on the originals. These new editions save these masterworks from obscurity and allow new generations to have access to them.
The American Library Association’s annual conference is being held in Anaheim, California, beginning tomorrow, June 21, and running until June 26. As a service to those attending, we’ve ferreted out the graphic novel content you may be interested in and presented it here. Enjoy the show! Here's the lineup for the Graphic Novel Stage (see below for programs taking place outside of the stage): Friday, June 22