Like many of you, I rely on John Berry’s preview of ALA conference to help me find my way through the approximately 2,000 programs and meetings going on. I was in a bit of a panic, because I couldn’t find it on the new on the LJ Web site (ah, the challenges of transitioning to new servers; I am totally sympathetic). Found it in the nick of time.
Also, Cindy Orr at the Readers Advisor Online blog has a great rundown of Readers Advisory programming.
Of the listings, I want to give a special shout-out to Neal Wyatt’s brainchild, the RA Research and Trends Forum. This year, the topic is visual narratives, examined in several formats; love the idea of mixing together video games, graphic novels and illuminated manuscripts.
RA Research and Trends Forum
Saturday June 26th, 4-5:30 p.m.
Convention Center, room 204 B/C
Nathan Altice, video game narratives
Tom De Haven, on graphic novels; an expert on comics, De Haven is known for his comics-themed novels, the Derby trilogy and It’s Superman
Daniel De Simone, LC’s expert on illuminated manuscripts
Also, don’t forget the publishers buzz sessions, which we ran down last week:
From the Inside(rs) Out: Book Editors and the New Titles They Love
Friday, June 25 from 3:30 to 5:00 (just prior to the opening of the Exhibit floor)
Convention Center; Room 103A
HarperCollins FALL TITLE Presentation
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Convention Center, Room 147A
Adult Titles, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Childrens Titles, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
RSVP to: Bobby Brinson, HarperCollins
And, check the publisher’s ads to find out which authors will be featured in their booths (hint: Vicki Myron will be at one of them):
Random House, booth #2903
Penguin, boooth #2505