If you asked my colleagues what one of my current favorite book or tv show series is, I'm sure they would tell you it's Game of Thrones. When I find another fan (including our Acting Director!) in our offices and branches, I have to discuss with them the latest theories and plot twists. Maybe it was all of the figurines and pictures around my desk that were the reason I was asked to be a guest on our Library Matters "Game of Thrones" podcast episode?
next season of Game of Thrones may not come out until 2018, I decided to recap what I know and, having read and listened to all the books and seen all the episodes, I reached for the graphic novelization of A Game of Thrones. It was really such a good recap of season one and the visuals are amazing! My reading even got slower as I got to a certain scene near the end of the story... Fans, you know what I'm talking about!
comic book or graphic novel, you must! There are comic books and graphic novels just for you. They come in a wide variety of genres, including horror, westerns, science fiction, mysteries, and memoirs. Some books for adults are getting in on the action and now have both a novel format and a graphic novel version, like Game of Thrones series I was talking about. Comic books and graphic novels are attracting critical buzz and have become an innovative way to tell engaging stories in the perfect blend of the visual and written word for kids, teens, and adults.
The event will include a variety of panels, workshops, programs, displays, exhibits, and cosplay — all free of charge! It's not only comics, though. MoComCon is fun for everyone. Have you ever wanted to take your kids to a superhero storytime? We'll be kicking off the event with one at 10:30 AM, before MoComCon starts. Have you ever wanted to create a dragon egg out of clay? You can do that. Listen to an expert talk about the creation of Batman? You can do that. Travel the world? We'll have Google Expeditions that can take you there. Do you want to create an LED lightwand? You can do that, thanks to FutureMakers, who will be leading an all-ages workshop. Do you want to write and publish a fantasy novel? We have an expert leading a workshop on that, too. Ever wanted to compete in a cosplay contest? You now have your chance. We will also have fandom rooms, exhibitors, and crafts. Doors open for registration at 11 AM. Can't make it that day? We are having engaging events at all our branches leading up to the main event!
For the first time, we are holding an art contest! Grades K - 12 and adults can draw or paint your favorite comic book, television, or movie character, or create your own. Preschoolers may complete and submit a coloring sheet for display only. Submit your art at the information desk of any MCPL branch. Images will be on display at the Silver Spring branch throughout the month of January. The submission deadline is Sunday, January 7, 4 PM.
The cosplay contest is back again! Dress up as your favorite character from any fandom, book, television show or movie, or invent your own original character! Register on the 3rd floor of the Silver Spring branch starting at 11 AM. The contest begins at 3:30 PM. Find more details and entry forms here. We can't wait to see your creativity!
Eager to find the engaging comic books and graphic novels you've been missing out on? Here are some ways to find the perfect comic book or graphic novel for you:
- Ask a librarian in person at any of our branches
- Ask us online via our What Do I Check Out Next online readers' advisory service
- NoveList K-8 Plus has suggestions for kids
- NoveList Plus has suggestions for both teens and adults